Sonnet Introduces Aria Extreme-n Draft 802.11n Wireless Mini-PCIe Card

IRVINE, CA– November 15, 2007– Sonnet Technologies, a leader in upgrades
and useful accessories for Apple Mac desktop and notebook computers,
announces the introduction of the Aria Extreme-n 802.11n wireless mini-PCIe
card. This small form-factor card, measuring 2″ x 1-1/8″, delivers draft
802.11n wireless network connectivity to Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro,
iMac (Intel), Mac mini (Intel), and Windows notebook computers with an
available mini-PCIe slot. Sonnet delivers added value by including the
specialized tools and detailed installation instructions that enable
do-it-yourself installation for Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Pro

Aria Extreme-n adds 802.11n wireless connectivity to compatible Macs
without a wireless card, and upgrades systems originally sold with an
802.11g AirPort Extreme card; Aria Extreme-n mounts into the AirPort card
slot and connects to the computer’s built-in antenna(s). Aria Extreme-n
uses Mac OS X’s AirPort drivers and configuration tools, configuration is
completed in a few simple steps. Aria Extreme-n is backward compatible with
802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g routers and other equipment.

802.11n networks can deliver up to five times the speed and twice the range
of 802.11g networks, the previous wireless networking standard. Sonnet’s
Aria Extreme-n can connect up to three antennas, depending on computer
configuration, to maximize its performance with 802.11n routers that also
feature multiple radios and antennas. 802.11n devices utilize MIMO
(multiple input, multiple output) technology that enables multiple
concurrent data stream transmission, and provides enough bandwidth to allow
simultaneous high-speed Internet access, HD video streaming, large file
transferring, VoIP telephony, and more. Aria Extreme-n supports AES, TKIP,
WEP, and WPA2 encryption for secure network configuration, so you can work
wirelessly with confidence.

Aria Extreme-n Key Benefits
* Simple way to add 802.11n wireless networking capability to any
compatible computer
* Specialized tools and detailed instructions included for Mac mini, Mac
Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Pro installation
* Internal card replaces original AirPort card
* 802.11n delivers up to 5x the speed and 2x the range of 802.11g network
* Works with all AirPort, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express base
stations and equivalent wireless hubs
* Backward compatible with 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g devices

Mac Compatibility
iMac (Intel-based)
Mac mini (Intel-based)
Mac Pro
MacBook Pro
Mac OS 10.4.9 and later

802.11n protocol requires Airport Extreme Base Station with 802.11n or
AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler for Mac software (sold separately)

PC Compatibility
Notebook with mini-PCIe slot
Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista

Pricing and Availability
Aria Extreme-n (part number N80211-EM) will be available November 16, 2007
with the suggested retail price of USD $129.95.

For more information on Sonnet’s Aria Extreme-n 802.11n wireless mini-PCIe
card, visit the Sonnet web site at:

About Sonnet Technologies, Inc.
Sonnet Technologies is a leading supplier of upgrade cards,
high-performance disk solutions and other accessories for Apple Macintosh
computers. Founded in 1986, Sonnet commemorates twenty-one years making
Macintosh upgrades. To locate an authorized reseller or purchase product,
visit the Sonnet Technologies web site at (