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1394 Trade Association Demos IEEE 1394 on WinXP at Comdex

Windows XP operating system support for IEEE 1394 on display at the Microsoft Partners Pavilion at Fall Comdex (November 16, 2001)
The 1394 Trade Association sponsored demonstrations of Windows XP operating system support for IEEE 1394 at the Microsoft Partners Pavilion at Fall Comdex.

The demo included 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 were 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 user 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 (IP) over 1394, Windows XP simplifies connections with any A/V peripheral.

Another capability enabled by 1394 and XP is digital music. New devices such as the iPOD from Apple Computer and Creative Labs' Nomad use the 1394 standard for rapid music downloads. 1394 also is used to change the battery on the iPOD.

The Microsoft Partner Pavilion, located in the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall was an integral part of the overall Microsoft eXPerience at this year's COMDEX. Over 200 OEMs, ISVs, IHVs, system integrators, solution providers and others provided the latest products and services built on Microsoft Windows XP and the Microsoft .NET platform.

The 1394 Trade Association includes more than 170 companies dedicated to the enhancement and proliferation of the IEEE 1394-FireWire-i.LINK multimedia standard. For more information please visit the Trade Association Web site at

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