SMC helps to drive widespread 10 Gigabit adoption with release of new 10G network adapters

Released on: February 14, 2008, 2:21 am

Press Release Author: SMC Networks

Industry: Computers

Press Release Summary: SMC offers performance, thermal management and affordability
with copper and fiber adapters while consuming less power

Press Release Body: SMC Networks (, leading provider of LAN hardware and
broadband connectivity devices, today announced the availability of two new 10G
Ethernet server adapters to match the growing demand for 10G speed and bandwidth.
This announcement is the continuation of SMC Networks' objective to make 10G
Ethernet accessible for more companies.

Both the SMC10GPCle-XFP and the SMC10GPCle-10BT boast a range of fea-tures that set
them apart from competitive offerings including the fact that the SMC10GPCle-10BT is
the industry's first IEEE802.3an standards-compliant 10GBASE-T server adapter. The
SMC10GPCle-XFP offers pluggable XFP mod-ules (SR or LR). This additional feature
provides flexibility of different 10G net-working expansions, delivering 10GbE
performance from 300m (SR) to 10km (LR) distance between ports.

PCI Express x8 provides optimum host bus bandwidth while Plug and Play en-sures
binary compatibility with all data center and high performance computing (HPC)
applications. In addition, SMC's virtual NIC support (VNIC) provides the cleanest
and most efficient way to maximize network and CPU efficiency in virtu-alized
operating system deployments. Crucially, both TigerCardT 10G server adapters also
deliver the industry's lowest power consumption demonstrating SMC Networks'
awareness of thermal management as a primary consideration in today's challenging
data center environment.

Commenting on the launch, Iain Kenney, Director of Product Marketing said: "This is
the next step in SMC Networks' drive to make 10G accessible to more companies in
response to growing customer demand. The low latency and high throughput of the SMC
TigerCardT 10G server adapter family makes it the best solution for networking
environments that contain highly complex applications that create and transfer huge
files, such as high performance computing (HPC), database clusters, and video on

The TigerCardT SMC10GPCle-XFP and the SMC10GPCle-10BT are available now and priced
at 599 and 999.99.

For more information about SMC Networks, SMC's portfolio 10G connectivity products,
or any others in its full complement of networking products, please visit

Web Site: http://

Contact Details: Local SMC press contact:
James Winfield
+44(0) 1256 703 243

Local PR agency contact:
Cathryn Brannan - Livewire PR
+44(0) 208 339 7444

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