Twin Paradox, a company that makes connectivity solutions for mobile computer users, says its SolarExpress PC Card, which uses USB connectivity, is the first product of its kind to boost bandwidth for Apple’s Titanium PowerBook.
Using Twin Paradox’s QuadraBus technology, SolarExpress provides a way to overcome the bandwidth limitations encountered when consumers connect high-bandwidth devices such as PC video cameras and USB speakers to their laptop, according to Curtis Lewis, president of Twin Paradox. The PC Card lets you connect up to 127 peripherals per port without compromising the performance of other USB devices connected, such as printers, scanners, modems or external CD read-write drives, he added in a statement.
Twin Paradox’s SolarExpress incorporates the latest USB technology from Agere Systems (formerly Lucent Microelectronics). Agere’s QuadraBus IC (integrated circuit) provides 12Mbps of USB bandwidth to each USB port. Prior to QuadraBus USB, bandwidth was shared among all ports, Lewis said. The SolarExpress PC card has a manufacturers suggested retail price of US$149.