Akron, Ohio - Quatech Inc.'s two IEEE-1394 adapters provide Firewire ports to any desktop or laptop computer via a PCI slot or CardBus drive.
The TFC-100 provides two four-pin IEEE-1394 ports over PCI, and the DFP-100 provides two six-pin ports via a CardBus interface. Both cards, which use 32-bit bus mastering, support operating speeds of 100, 200 and 400 Mbits/second. They are said to be compatible with all IEEE-1394a devices and backward compatible with IEEE-1394-1955 devices. Support is provided under Windows 98, ME and 2000.
The new adapters are designed to serve a growing range of data communication applications associated with IEEE-1394 connections. Such applications include high-speed data transfers from external hard-disk and CD-RW drives, as well as the transfer of still images from digital cameras. IEEE-1394 connections are also becoming the standard for streaming video, digital video processing and video editing.
Both of the Quatech Firewire products include two video-editing packages. One provides basic capture and compression capability, including programs to capture and play back from digital video cameras. Also included is software for capturing still images from digital video cameras.
The TFC-100 PCI adapter is priced at $129. The DFP-100 CardBus adapter costs $149.
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