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AuthorTopic: Spider II: The new USB 2.0 controller for Mediator and Amithlon users  (Read 1161 times)

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Elbox Computer is proud to announce release of Spider II--the new version of the ground-breaking Spider USB 2.0 Hi-Speed controller. Spider II is based on the newest USB 2.0 PCI chipset, improving data transmission by up to 20 percent of bandwidth as compared with the previous USB 2.0 chipset.

The Spider II USB 2.0 PCI card is a simple and affordable way to add five Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports to Mediator-equipped Amigas or to computers running AmigaOS under the Amihlon emulation.

USB 2.0 is the fastest USB standard ever, supporting data speeds up to 480Mbps. That is 40 times faster than USB 1.1, making USB 2.0 ideal for external storage devices, scanners, CD-RWs, printers, cameras, and more.

The Spider II USB 2.0 PCI card gives your computer the highest USB speeds available today.

The Spider II USB 2.0 Hi-Speed PCI controller is backward-compatible, which means it works also with older USB 1.1 peripherals.

Features
? Five USB 2.0 Hi-Speed ports: four external and one internal
? 32-bit 33MHz DMA host interface compiliant with the PCI 2.2 specification
? Compliant with the EHCI (USB 2.0) and OHCI (USB 1.1) specifications
? Consists of three independent host controllers: two OHCI (Open Host
  Controller Interface) and one EHCI (Enhanced Host Controller Interface)
? All ports can handle high-speed (480Mbps), full-speed (12Mbps) and
  low-speed (1.5Mbps) transactions
? Supports up to 127 downstream USB devices
? Supplies 500 mA power to each USB port
? Supports the PCI-Bus Power Management Interface
? Includes drivers for AmigaOS for all Mediator busboards and for Amithlon
? Amiga support works under the Poseidon stack

Requirements
? One free PCI slot
? Mediator Multimedia CD (for Mediator based systems)

Package contents
? Spider II USB 2.0 Hi-Speed PCI card
? CD with Mediator and Amithlon EHCI (USB 2.0) drivers for Poseidon

Pricing and availability
The Spider II USB 2.0 High-Speed PCI card will be on sale as of 15 April 2003, at the suggested retail price of EUR 49.95 (VAT excl.)  To locate an authorized distributor visit the Elbox Computer website at . For purchase directly from Elbox go to the Spider II page in the Elbox Online Store .

Mariusz Wloczysiak
ELBOX COMPUTER, Press Department
contact: press@elbox.com
 

Offline ikir

Re: Spider II: The new USB 2.0 controller for Mediator and A
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2003, 02:02:56 PM »
Great Elbox!!

Ps: Wayne correct Amithlon in the title.
 

Offline bhoggett

Re: Spider II: The new USB 2.0 controller for Mediator and A
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2003, 02:59:58 PM »
I think perhaps Marius needs to look at his own department a little.

Announcing a genuine product that is outside their normal line of products on the morning of the 1st of April has to be one of the more spectacular own goals you will see in marketing.

Then again, this does come from the company who introduced trojans into their software then denied it when found out. I guess own goals are a speciality.

[color=FF0000]A cautionary note: those who plan to buy Umilator in the unlikely event of it ever being released may find that this driver does not work. It uses the powerpci.library from Harald Frank and not the OpenPCI library, and may therefore not be compatible with the replacement library found in Umilator, specially if the version of the powerpci.library is an updated one obtained directly from Mr. Frank rather than the one included with Amithlon originally.[/color]

Finally, if you are an Amithlon user planning to use this product please remember that you must buy a registered copy of Chris Hodges' Poseidon stack first.
Bill Hoggett
 

Offline MikeB

Re: Spider II: The new USB 2.0 controller for Mediator and A
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2003, 05:27:51 PM »
Its a great product and poseidon is cheap to register considering how much time was involved in making an excellant plug&play software.