Asanté is bundling the GigaNix 1000TA adaptor card with FriendlyNet GX4 Gigabit Ethernet switches.

The card allows computers to support Ethernet, using innovations such as 0.18-micron process technologies and advanced digital-signal processing.

Other features include active-link quality monitor, AsantéQTM – which boosts signal-quality and data integrity.

The switches deliver ten times the available bandwidth per port, using 1000BaseT Gigabit over copper standard, transmitting at 1000 Mbps and receiving at 1000 Mbps.

Two bundles are available. The £999 FriendlyNet GX4-400TA bundle includes a four-port 1000/100BaseT switch and a free GigaNix 1000TA Mac adaptor.

The £1,249 FriendlyNet GX4-224TA bundle including GX4-224, two-port 1000BaseT, a 24-port 10/100BaseT switch and a free Mac adaptor.