Farallon has released details of its Fast Starlet Gig Switch/4T.

The £835 switch offers four 100/1000Base-TX ports, and is capable of creating a 1,000Mbps network backbone. This means companies with Apple’s 10/100/1000Base-T empowered Power Mac G4’s can build a Gigabit ethernet network for swift file exchange.

Performane boost Anthony Fulgoni, Farallon’s European sales and marketing manager, said: "The solution will enable many customers to enjoy the benefits of Gigabit technology. Our tests show that by upgrading servers and high-end workstations from a 100Mb connection to Gigabit, companies can improve performance by over 300 per cent."

The company is bundling twin packs of Netopia’s Timbuktu Pro with each Fast Starlet Gig Switch/4T, with four free licences, one for each port. This offer is only available while stocks last, or until December 31.

Timbktu bundles Farallon is also bundling Timbuktu Pro with it’s NetLine Gigabit PCI card, its Fast Giga/SX PCI card, the Fast Starlet 4-port Fiber Gigabit switch, and the Fast Starlet 16-port 10/100/1000 switch.

Farallon products are available from Computers Unlimited and Softline Distribution.