SOURCE: Asante Technologies, Inc.

May 24, 2005 16:53 ET

Asante Extends Multiplatform Support to Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

LACP and Other Performance Features Now Supported

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2005 -- Continuing its effort to support multiplatform networking, Asante Technologies, Inc. (OTC: ASNT) today added support for its Gigabit switches on Apple's new operating system, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

Because of this support, Asante Gigabit switches now provide access to Tiger's more than 200 new features and innovations, including Spotlight, Dashboard, and iCHAT AV.

"We especially tested our Gigabit switches in conjunction with Apple's new Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), failover, and load balancing features," said Y.C. Wang, Director of Software Engineering at Asante, "because we know how important this is to our customers. A switch's performance will increase about 50% with LACP enabled."

The following Asante Gigabit switches support LACP on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger:

--  IC35516-T. 16-port 10/100/1000 L3 switch; 4 combo 1000T/GBIC.
--  IC35516-G. 16-port GBIC L3 switch; 4 combo 1000T/GBIC.
--  IC36240. 24-port 10/100/1000 switch; 4 combo 1000T/SFP ports.
--  IC36480. 48-port 10/100/1000 switch; 4 combo 1000T/SFP ports.
Updated driver support is also available for selected products: AsanteFast 493 PCI, AsanteFast 590 PCI, AsanteFast 690 PCI, AsanteFast 696 PCI, GN1000SX, GN1000TA, GN1032TA, and GN1064SX.

About Asante

Asante Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of networking solutions for the small-medium business (SMB) market. Asante designs, markets, and sells a full line of networking solutions that provides its customers with high-performance, reliable, and value-based solutions. The company's IntraCore® and FriendlyNET® product families offer companies a full breadth of products -- from the edge to the core of their networks. For additional information, visit or call 800-662-9686.

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