Elbox Computer company, the company involved with microcomputer
technology for over 18 years, the company with the principles
of reliability, honesty and care for our clients, feel
obliged to release this announcement to protect interests
of Amiga users.
For several weeks now, the Eyetech company has been involved
in a propaganda action against our breakthrough product
for Amiga computers: the MEDIATOR PCI. Eyetech publish
and disseminate untrue views on MEDIATOR, the exceptional
busboard, and compare this high-end product with their
It is not our way to comment on others' activities, yet under the
current circumstances we feel obliged to explain this situation and
Eyetech's accusations to Amiga users and to comment on the
idea indicated by Eyetech (or any other company behind
the Eyetech nametag).
BLIZZARD PPC LOCAL BUS LIMITATIONS:
Eyetech announced releasing a product they
called competitive to our MEDIATOR high-end card. Technical
specification of this product has been announced in such a
way that Amiga users would have to misread it.
idea of connecting a PCI/AGP busboard directly to Blizzard
PPC cards gives worse performance than MEDIATOR because:
1. This solution is only for owners of Blizzard PPC accelerators.
You have to stick with your Blizzard PPC 603e
No change, no open structure, no versatility.
2. Practical average data transfers over the busboard connected
directly to Blizzard PPC cards will not be higher
with MEDIATOR - due to technical limitations
of Blizzard PPC
3. Connection of a busboard to the connector used for inserting
a BVision card renders further use of the BVision
MEDIATOR OPEN SOLUTION:
MEDIATOR high-end busboard is the best solution for Amiga
computers to offer high-speed support for PCI cards.
The MEDIATOR busboard is a well-thought product, with long-standing
history of design development and a vision for its lasting evolution,
to give Amiga users power they have not had so far.
Our basic idea is that MEDIATOR is an OPEN solution, capable
of hosting ANY turbo cards from the Amiga market. MEDIATOR
is not reduced to a Blizzard PPC-bound concept. MEDIATOR
gives you the possibility to have any turbo card you
MEDIATOR has been designed specifically for all the available cards
and each and every turbo card works with MEDIATOR at the maximum
speed available for the given card.
MEDIATOR PCI may offer transfer of data from/to any Amiga
turbo card at the maximum speed of up to 132 MB/s. The
only practical limitation lies in the design of the specific
MEDIATOR is expandable, even more: it is ready for any new
Amiga cards that will be available in the future - this
gives you freedom that you have never had before.
You can use MEDIATOR with any turbo cards: Blizzard 1230, Blizzard
1240, Blizzard 1260, Blizzard PPC, Apollo 1230, Apollo 1240, Apollo
1260, Elbox 1230, MTec 1230, etc. and with any future concepts
like Amijoe and more...
MEDIATOR has been designed optimised for any turbo card type,
so that the maximum possible performance is obtained in the
MEDIATOR automatically recognises the turbo card type and
executes the best procedures to guarantee the highest performance
possible in this configuration. This is an unrivalled
approach is much more time- and effort- and money-consuming than
the concept of supporting Blizzard PPC cards only.
Besides, the idea of connecting a PCI/AGP busboard directly
to Blizzard PPC cards does not give you, the Amiga user,
any additional speed gains when compared with MEDIATOR
- you will only feel that Eyetech's design is simpler
and possibly definitely cheaper.
We feel very sorry that Eyetech in this context is apparently discrediting
MEDIATOR's performance while being well aware of their fallacy.
We have been developing and producing electronic equipment
Our superb Amiga designs include:
* E-BOX tower systems and ZORRO busboards for A1200 and A4000
(also known as Power Tower in the UK and Winner Tower
* Elbox FastATA controllers for A1200 and A4000 (known also
name of Power Flyer in the UK and Winner HighSpeed
* Memory expansion cards for all types of Amiga computers
other minor accessories, e.g. PC Mouse interfaces (Mroocheck,
Elbox is also the owner of Twin Spark Soft, a company producing software
for Amiga computers (in the Polish language only). Besides
Amiga devices, we design and produce industrial controllers
(e.g. for injection moulding machines) and many other
high-end devices in the fields of radio- and telecommunications
systems, pagers, speech coding devices).
look for our further releases about ELBOX products for Amiga
computers to be on sale by the end of this year:
The MEDIATOR development line (A4000 and A3000).
- The TOTALLY NEW breakthrough turbo cards for Amiga computers
(A4000, A3000, A1200).
ELBOX COMPUTER, Press Department
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