has announced availability of the latest additions to its line of portable CardBus PCI Expansion Systems for PowerBooks: DC ready 2 Slot CardBus-to-PCI Expansion Systems, models CB2DC and CB2SDC.
Over the past 12 months, MAGMA’s most popular systems have been their CB2 and CB2S models designed for on-the-road professionals, according to company spokesperson Victoria Baker. The new systems include all the features of the original systems, with the added benefits of being able to use a DC power source, she added.
“These systems may now run on any user supplied 12-volt DC power source, such as a battery, or even a car lighter adapter,” Baker said. “The models also include an external 100-Watt DC power supply (a power brick), for those occasions when AC power is available.”
The CB2DC accommodates two full-length PCI cards, and includes a one-meter 68-pin cable and CardBus interface. Model CB2SDC also includes an integrated SCSI controller card. The prices are US$1,150 and $1,550 respectively.
The systems work with Mac OS 9.x, but haven’t been certified for Mac OS X yet. For more info or to purchase a CardBus Expansion System, go to the
MAGMA Web site.