updated 05:25 pm EDT, Mon August 13, 2007
New Fibre Channel cards
Studio Network Solutions (SNS) today unveiled the Ellipse and Ellipse Enterprise Fibre Channel controller cards compatible Mac desktops. The new Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) are optimized for audio/video use, and are available in single, dual-, and quad-port PCIe configurations for Intel-based Macs. A PCI-X version is also available for older PowerPC-based systems, according to the company, and both cards designed to easily handle uncompressed HD up to 2K resolution. SNS is offering its Ellipse/SANmp bundle with SANmp software that enables computers to share data over Fibre Channel and iSCSI mediums for SAN sharing and connectivity. The Ellipse 4Gbps Fibre Channel HBA includes LC-type connectors with prices starting at $800 for the single-port adapter and $1,500 for the Ellipse/SANmp bundle. The controllers require Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later.