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Published: 24th Jan 2002, 17:32:10 | Permalink | Printable

Castle Technology play their cards right

Castle Technology obviously like to play hide and seek with their news editors. Press releases? We've heard of them. Anyway, drobe.co.uk is very excited today because we've discovered that Castle -the people who brought you the 300MHz Kinetic StrongARM card- are selling 100MBit ethernet network cards for RiscPCs and at a reasonable price too. One RISC OS developer has already commented to drobe that these cards are indeed "bloody marvellous". The new network cards are standard RPC NICs and feature an RJ45 type-socket.

Up and till now, RISC OS machines have been limited to 10MBit network cards which can transfer data at 900KB per second. Castle's new 100MBit network cards are able to shift up to 6MB of data per second, being limited really by the RiscPC podule bus. More info will follow when we can get some news from CTL towers.


100Mbit cards Scroll down the list and bingo, there's your goodies.
Chris, we-love-BASIC department

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 is a RISC OS User on 24/1/02 5:35PM
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 is a RISC OS User on 24/1/02 5:39PM
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Are we sure its not a typo?

 is a RISC OS User on 25/1/02 12:36AM
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yes, we're sure.

 is a RISC OS User on 25/1/02 1:37AM
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Is it true that the Podule one is faster than the NIC version?

 is a RISC OS User on 25/1/02 6:00PM
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FINALLY!!! I didn't want to spend on a network card because I found UKP 100 to be just plain silly for a 10Mb card. It's more justified to pay that for a 100Mb card.

Good one Castle!

 is a RISC OS User on 25/1/02 6:17PM
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remember Ginger Mr Drobe? Still lurking - and great news about the new NIC

 is a RISC OS User on 25/1/02 8:42PM
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