updated 08:15 pm EDT, Fri April 18, 2008
Leopard support for 10Gb
Small Tree Communications recently unveiled software support for the Intel 10 Gigabit Ethernet CX4 Dual Port adaptor under Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, providing users with a sub-$1000 solution for the standard. The PCI solution allows users to enhance network connectivity on supported infrastructure, making it ideal to transfer video feeds, large network file transfers, or other areas where networking speed is essential. The software is available from Small Tree's website.
"The growing demand for High Definition programming is driving the need for greater network bandwidth among the companies providing and developing this content," said Tom Swinford, general Manager of Intel's LAN Access Division. "Small Tree's custom drivers and the Intel® 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter provide a cost-effective entry point into the world of 10GbE networking, allowing broadcasters and studios to fully support the transition to High Definition Broadcasting.