Troy XCD is using this week’s Networld+Interop trade show in Las Vegas to debut the EtherWind Wireless Print Server. It enables networkable printers to communicate on a wireless network. Since the EtherWind server is a Wi-Fi compliant device, it will work with Macs equipped with AirPort (or AirPort-compatible) wireless networking cards.
Troy XCD says that the EtherWind Wireless Print Server is designed to support “virtually all printers and network operating systems on the market,” including Mac OS, Windows, and UNIX.
Troy XCD says it’s targeting the EtherWind to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) of printers and peripheral equipment, so when the Etherwind finally reaches store shelves — hopefully sometime in August — it’ll probably have a different brand name on it. The company says it hopes to work with makers of complementary Wi-Fi products, as well.
If you’re going to be at Networld+Interop this week, you can find Troy XCD at the Wi-Fi Pavilion (sponsored by WECA, the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance) located at Lot No. 1014 in the North Hall.