January 20, 2010 in Hardware (E)
[prMac.com] Allentown, Pennsylvania - hField Technologies has just launched a new generation of software for its world-renowned Wi-Fire for Macintosh. Now, Mac users who love the Wi-Fire's long range and high performance get the comfortable look and feel they're used to with Apple's AirPort.
hField's new version 2.0 for Mac runs from a convenient unobtrusive icon in the Mac's Menu Bar, just like AirPort. All of the important details about the connections around you - and you'll see plenty with the Wi-Fire - are revealed in the new GUI interface, which is easily launched from the Menu Extra.
This newest version can be downloaded from the hField site. It works on PPC and Intel Mac's with OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6.
Wi-Fire is a compact, high-performance, long-range USB Wi-Fi Adapter. It's palm-sized, easy-to-use and, overall, the longest range adapter on the market. Its portability and long range make it a natural for travelers and other Wi-Fi users who want to connect at their convenience, not a network's whims.
The Wi-Fire multiplies the effectiveness of wireless networks eliminating those nasty deadspots that plague users and allows users to connect to a Wi-Fi network from up to 1,000 feet. This is more than three times the range of other 802.11 adapters and often provides significantly higher speeds, even in locations where no wireless signal could be detected previously. Independent testing has shown the Wi-Fire outperforms 802.11n adapters at distance; delivering greater throughput and a more stable connection.
hField's Retail price for Wi-Fire is $59.00 (USD) and is available now on the hField site and at participating retailers.
hField's Wi-Fire has received rave reviews and this new software should be no exception. "Wi-Fire is the perfect device - light weight and easy to use - for the seriously mobile computer user with high bandwidth needs, and those who have problems connecting to their regular wireless network because of distance, obstacles or other interference," said Tom DiClemente, hField's CEO. "We're dedicated to empowering people to connect better, faster and more economically. And now, Wi-Fire offers a compelling Mac feel!"
hField designs and manufactures innovative, high-performance wireless networking products that offer outstanding performance while maintaining total interoperability with existing wireless technology standards. hField is a Ben Franklin Technology Partners and South Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone client company. Copyright (C) 2010 hField Technologies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and AirPort are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.