Enterprise networking specialist
Small Tree Communications
on Monday announced its built-to-order Ultimate Mac Package Systems. The company, which is also a Apple-authorized Value Added Reseller (VAR), has taken its networking technology and integrated it into enhanced Macs, to take the setup and guesswork out of building a high-performance networking Macintosh. Small Tree’s build-to-order systems include dual-port Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NICs) and Small Tree’s own 802.3ad Link Aggregation software, which makes multiple Ethernet ports appear as a single “virtual” interface.
The company is offering complete Power Mac G5 systems optimized for file service or digital video editing, with savings ranging from US$500 to $2,100 over the cost of each component purchased separately. Small Tree offers other customization options as well, including increased RAM, storage capabilities up to 2 Terabytes (TB), additional Ethernet ports, software for Xsan, Shake, Logic and more, fiber optic Ethernet, and more. Further info hadn’t been posted to Small Tree’s Web site as MacCentral posted this article, but a Small Tree spokesman contacted by MacCentral encouraged readers interested in an Ultimate Mac Package System to
drop a line by e-mail.