August 16, 2007 in Hardware (E)
[prMac.com] BETHLEHEM, PA - August 16, 2007: hField Technologies has just launched the Wi-FireTM, a compact high-performance USB WiFi Adapter for Macintosh. With an integrated high gain directional antenna and extremely strong receive sensitivity, the Wi-FireTM gives Macintosh users the freedom to connect to WiFi networks when they want, where they want. Users benefit from the increased mobility and greater range with faster speeds as compared to AirportTM or Airport ExpressTM.
Wi-FireTM provides interoperability with any 802.11 b/g access point and multiplies the effectiveness of wireless networks allowing users to connect to a WiFi network from up to 1,000 feet, more than three times the range of Airport cards and other 802.11 adapters, at significantly higher speeds, and even in locations where no wireless signal could be detected previously.
Wi-FireTM, only 3" by 4" with a sleek 3/8" thickness, is small, easy-to-use, and folds up with its mounting device and USB cable for portability. Images of Wi-FireTM are available for download at http://www.hfield.com/media/index.htm.
Retail price for Wi-FireTM is $79.00 and is available now at http://www.hfield.com/buynow and participating retailers.
"Wi-FireTM is the perfect device - light weight and easy to use - for the seriously mobile Mac user as well as Mac users 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 Mac users connecting better, faster and more economically."
Wi-Fire is also available for Windows XP. Linux and Vista version are being developed.
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.