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FireWire

(ˈfaɪəˌwaɪə)
n
(Computer Science) trademark computing a proprietary name for the internationally agreed standard IEEE1394, a high-performance interface which allows for the connection of peripherals such as modems, printers, and mass storage devices
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The desktop ABSplus is available in capacities ranging between 80GB to 250GB with USB 2.0, PCMCIA or FireWire interfaces and includes a three-year warranty.
Western Digital's Media Center and new external hard drives feature: a built-in USB 2.0 hub with a USB 2.0 port on front for easy connection of peripherals; 2 FireWire ports; Dantz Retrospect Express software; easy set-up wizard to schedule automatic data backup; extra data protection with Safe Shutdown; front-mounted power switch; elegantly designed, heat-dissipating case; and Kensington security lock connection.
has announced its C6713Compact DSP board that employs Texas Instrument's TMS320C6713 floating-point DSP Processor, a Virtex[R]-II FPGA and dual IEEE 1394 FireWire communications ports on a small form-factor embedded board.
It can be set up by installing the software and plugging in any FireWire video camera and microphone.
The CitiDisk is a portable storage widget that will take a DV stream directly from a digital camcorder and lay it down on the hard disk using an IEEE 1394 (firewire) connection.
(www.iomega.com; $179.99, USB 2.0 version: $199.99, FireWire)
If your video camera is digital then you'll also need to have a FireWire port.
Focused on meeting the needs of the professional graphics and prepress markets since its founding nearly fifteen years ago, LaCie has introduced a combination DVD-RAM/R drive that incorporates both USB and FireWire connectivity.
And his ongoing encouragement of greaterspeed, wider-band interfaces like IEEE 1394 ("FireWire") and USB, has empowered Mac users to take advantage of every advance in transfer rates and raw capacity.
Business centered around the FireWire (or IEEE 1394) interconnect is starting to hot up, according to the 1394 Trade Association.
The iMac also includes built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi networking; Gigabit Ethernet; a total of five USB 2.0 ports; and one FireWire 400 and one FireWire 800 port.
It also features a DVI-out port, Dual Link support, Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800 port, FireWire 400 port, AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot.