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Asante is First Network Company to Support Mac OS X

Press release from the issuing company

San Jose, California, March 23, 2001 — Asanté Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNT.OB) today announced product and technical support for Mac OS X in support of Apple Computer’s new Mac operating system launch. Asanté, the leading vendor of networking equipment and peripherals for Apple Macintosh computers, is the first to support Mac OS X on its FriendlyNETTM GigaNIXTM PCI 1000TA and AsantéFastTM 10/100 PCI adapters. Free Upgrades Available "We’ve dedicated a lot of testing time to make sure our drivers function well with Mac OS X," said Judy McKay, Asanté’s Mac OS Technical Manager. "We’re pleased to offer driver support to the new Mac operating system so our customers will be ready when Apple ships Mac OS X on March 24." Fast, Affordable Adapters As Asanté’s third-generation Gigabit Ethernet adapter, the GigaNIX 1000TATM is a generation ahead with features such as AsantéQTM active link quality monitor with the ability to automatically negotiate the fastest possible speed. Because it uses network-grade copper cable instead of costly fiber optic cables, the GigaNIX 1000TA is also affordable–as much as $514 less than similar solutions. The AsantéFastTM 10/100 PCI Adapter plugs right into customers’ Macs–giving them instant access to a Fast Ethernet network. This new adapter features tighter integration for superior performance and reliability.