NOVEMBER 14--The 1394 Trade Association (www.1394ta.org) is sponsoring demonstrations of Windows XP operating system support for IEEE 1394 at the Microsoft Partners Pavilion at Fall Comdex in Las Vegas, NV, this week. The demo includes a Dell Precision Workstation with motherboard-enabled 1394 silicon from Texas Instruments Inc. running Windows XP networked to a Dell Latitude C800 Notebook with native 1394 support. These devices will be connected to a variety of peripherals to show a wide range of networking, storage, and digital video applications.
"We are excited about the introduction of Windows XP, which includes a wide range of powerful, flexible features supported by IEEE 1394," said James Snider, executive director of the 1394 Trade Association. "Windows XP moves the 1394-Firewire-i.LINK standard to a new level of performance."
The 1394-XP support lets users set up 1394-enabled devices easily, so they can add external storage, a CD read/write drive, high-speed printer, or a scanner. Using the Digital Movie Maker in Windows XP, users can produce, edit, and export digital video from the PC to tape and back. 1394-equipped DVD writers also can be connected for rapid production of DVDs. Home networking for audio and video devices also is supported: with Internet Protocol over 1394, Windows XP simplifies connections with any A/V peripheral.