FWB Software Inc. has released the
Wavelength FC HA 1100, a PCI expansion card that adds high-speed Fibre Channel connectivity to your Power Mac. The company has also advised customers by e-mail that its ownership has changed.
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The Wavelength FC HA 1100 is the first in a new series of Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), according to FWB. The products are targeted at enterprise and media/entertainment businesses looking for maximum data transfer performance.
The new card provides full speed Fibre Channel connectivity at up to 200MB/s sustained transfer rates. You can use the card to connect to a single hard drive, for example — useful when used in an edit suite or recording studio. It’ll also work when connected to a Fibre hub, for example, or to a Fibre Channel-based storage area network.
System requirements call for Mac OS 9.x, Power Macintosh with 1 free PCI slot, 16MB available RAM and hard disk. The card costs US$899.95. FWB sales support advised MacCentral that FWB is working on an OS X driver for the Wavelength card, which it anticipates releasing in the next few weeks.
In related news, FWB Software recently sent an e-mail to its customers indicating that the company’s ownership has transitioned from Parallax Capital Partners to Hurlow & Strathdee Consulting. FWB said its new team is committed “to support Apple’s new operating system OS X in addition to supporting the prior OS.”