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PRNewswire: Essential Announces Linux Solution for High Speed HIPPI Networks

Sep 07, 2000, 20:45 (1 Talkback[s])

"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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