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PRNewswire: Essential Announces Linux Solution for High Speed HIPPI Networks

“Essential Communications, a leading supplier of high
performance networking solutions, today announced the availability
of a High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) networking package
for Linux users. Essential put together this new affordable
solution in response to the wide use of HIPPI networking technology
and the increased use of Linux in the post production
industry.”

“The solution bundles Essential’s new fully loaded 8-port HIPPI
switch and six HIPPI adapter cards with Linux drivers. The
development of this new 8-port switch and the bundled solution
allows Essential to offer a lower cost switch to facilities that
need fewer HIPPI ports. The introductory price for this new package
is $12,995.”

Companies working with huge graphic images, such as film
and video, choose HIPPI because of its ability to transfer large
files quicker than any other networking technology available
today.
“The speed and reliability provided by our HIPPI
network allows us to deliver on shorter cycles and tighter
budgets,” said Phil Mendelson, chief technical officer for Liberty
Media Television Division. “With this new solution Essential is
making HIPPI performance available to all sizes of post
facilities.”


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