Small Tree Communications announced Tuesday that it is ready to ship multi-port copper Gigabit Ethernet and optical Gigabit Ethernet cards vetted for use on Apple’s new Mac Pro. Prices start at $159.
Aimed at small workgroups, data center and enterprise installations, Small Tree’s Ethernet cards provide higher data transfer rates than Mac Pros can manage on their own.
Small Tree’s offerings include PCI Express-based Gigabit Ethernet cards with one or two ports with either copper or optical connections; the company is also working on a four-port card.
Small Tree notes that its cards are Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)-compliant. RoHS is a guideline put in place this past July by the European Union that restricts the use of certain chemicals and metals in the manufacture of electronic devices.