PROCOM ADDS MAC OS SUPPORT TO CD TOWER E4 CD/DVD-ROM SERVER.
"The resurgence of the Macintosh market in the past 18 months has highlighted the need for Mac OS client support, particularly for installations using the E4 Tower for graphic arts and digital production applications," said Page Tagizad, Procom director of product management.
"Procom has delivered an innovative CD networking solution that handles the needs of UNIX, NetWare, Windows and Macintosh users in a single unit."
Procom's upgraded CD Tower E4 server offers broad Mac OS support, allowing Macintosh users to access the network attached CD/DVD-ROM server using only their native Mac OS tools.
By selecting the CD Tower E4 in the Chooser, Mac clients can gain fast and easy access to all CD data stored by the server. Administrators can also work within the Macintosh environment, using the Chooser to select in which zone the CD Tower shows up.
All Apple HFS format CDs are supported, as well as ISO9660 discs, hybrid HFS/9660 and UFS DVD-ROMs. Hybrid discs can be selectively mounted as ISO9660 volumes, allowing Windows and Mac users to access the same disc and utilize cross-platforms such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, as well as common file formats, including PDF, EPS and JPEG.
The Macintosh protocols work simultaneously with all other supported protocols, such as NetWare, Windows, UNIX and Web environments.
With this latest release, Macintosh users can now access CD data at hard disk speeds with the caching technology of the CD Tower. Up to 36GB of CD-ROM or DVD-ROM data can be cached to the server, including full or partial caching of ROM discs. The CD Tower performs the caching transparently and Mac clients will see no difference in the user interface whether the CD/DVD is cached or not.
Features & Benefits
-- Supports Mac OS 7.x, 8.x and Mac OS X Server using AppleShare(a) 3 or newer and native Mac HFS file system
-- Supports Apple Filer Protocol (AFP) over AppleTalk(a) (EtherTalk(a)) and TCP/IP
-- Complete security via encrypted passwords for each individual disc
-- Server access via standard Mac network server access tools in the Chooser
-- Server administration over the web using HTTP over TCP/IP or via text files
-- Supports up to 125 Mac clients over AppleTalk or 1000 using TCP/IP
-- 18GB and 36GB models available to meet full range of customer needs
Procom's new CD Tower E4 with Macintosh client support will be available in July at an average street price starting at $2,999. All current owners of CD Tower E4 are eligible for a free firmware upgrade to enable Mac support. For upgrade information, contact Procom at 800/800-8600, ext. 4620.
About Procom Technology
Procom Technology Inc. is a pioneer and leader in networked data storage. The company has provided innovative, reliable data access and protection solutions for over a decade. Procom has leveraged its position as revenue and market-share leader in CD/DVD-ROM networking to produce network attached storage (NAS) solutions for enterprise, workgroup, ISP and e-commerce applications.
Procom's data storage appliances now set the standard in affordability and performance, with technological breakthroughs that include the first plug-and-play protected data storage appliance for workgroups, and "virtual zero downtime" symmetric fault tolerant enterprise filers for transaction-intensive, e-commerce applications.
Major corporations and government agencies worldwide depend on Procom appliances for fast, reliable, cost-effective access to network-stored data. End users include AT&T, Coca Cola, DuPont, Eastman Kodak, Pfizer, Xerox, GE, Citgroup, Deloitte & Touche, Merrill Lynch, Sprint and the U.S. Air Force.
Procom products are offered in more than 90 countries. They are covered by comprehensive warranty plans and backed by one of the industry's most respected technical support teams.
Procom's headquarters are located at 1821 East Dyer Rd., Santa Ana, Calif. 92705-5700, and can be reached by phone at 949/852-1000, by fax at 949/852-1221, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Internet at www.procom.com.
Procom is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol PRCM.
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