IRVINE, CA—October 2, 2008—Sonnet Technologies, a leader in upgrades and useful accessories for Apple® Mac® desktop and notebook computers, announces the immediate availability of the Aria™ Extreme N PCI 802.11n wireless PCI card. This easy to install adapter delivers draft 802.11n wireless network connectivity to Power Mac® G5, Power Mac G4, and Windows® desktop computers with an available PCI or PCI-X slot. Configuration is completed in a few simple steps, and for maximum compatibility and convenience, Aria Extreme N PCI is backward compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g routers and other equipment.
Draft 802.11n networking offers significantly enhanced performance compared to 802.11g, the previous wireless network standard. When used in 802.11n networks, Aria Extreme N PCI can achieve up to two-and-a-half times the speed and twice the range than when used in an 802.11g network. Sonnet’s Aria Extreme N PCI features three antennas (2TX/3RX) to maximize its performance with 802.11n routers that also feature multiple radios and antennas. 802.11n devices utilize MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology that enables multiple concurrent data stream transmission, and provides enough bandwidth to allow simultaneous high-speed Internet access, HD video streaming, large file transferring, VoIP telephony, and more. Aria Extreme N PCI supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 security protocols along with AES and TKIP encryption for secure network configuration, so users can work wirelessly with confidence.
Simple way to add 802.11n wireless networking capability to any compatible computer
Delivers up to 2.5x the speed and 2x the range of and 802.11g network adapter
Works with all AirPort® Extreme and AirPort Express base stations and equivalent wireless hubs
Backward compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g devices
Power Mac G5 with PCI or PCI-X slots
Power Mac G4 (except Cube)
Mac OS 10.4 and later
Desktop computer with PCI or PCI-X slots
Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
Sonnet Announces Draft 802.11n Wireless PCI Adapter Card
For Release: October 2, 2008