sales at orangemicro.com
DATE: July 21, 2020
SUBJECT: Orange Micro now shipping OrangeWare 1394b driver for Windows® with the OrangeLink FireWire® 800/1394b PCI card.
Anaheim, CA - Orange Micro has begun including OrangeWares FireWire 1394b driver on the CD-ROM that ships with the OrangeLink FireWire 800/1394b PCI card. The driver was developed by Orange Micros software affiliate OrangeWare, and allows the OrangeLink FireWire 800/1394b PCI card to function at 1394b speeds in Windows 98SE and newer. The driver is available for download for existing owners of the 64-bit PCI card from Orange Micros website. OrangeWare is also licensing the driver to other manufacturers of FireWire 800/1394b Host Controller Cards.
FireWire 800/1394b peripherals allow users to double the rate of FireWire transactions up to 800 Mb/s. FireWire 800/1394b technology functions with cables that can reach over twenty times as far the previous FireWire technology. This new technology offers data transfer rates between FireWire 800/1394b peripherals and your PC of up to 800 Mbps. FireWire 1394b is not supported by Microsoft in any Windows OS, but the OrangeWare 1394b driver gives PC users full support for Windows SE and newer systems. The card is automatically compatible and can function at full speed in Mac OS X (10.2.4 or newer).
The OrangeLink FireWire 800/1394b PCI card is equipped with two 9-pin FireWire 800/1394b ports so users can directly connect two FireWire 800/1394b devices. An additional 6-pin FireWire 400/1394a port offers the convenience to attach legacy FireWire devices such as all of todays DV camcorders.
The OrangeLink FireWire 800/1394b PCI card is designed to operate in a 64-bit PCI slot. It will also function in a 32-bit PCI slot, but this will limit your performance.
The OrangeWare FireWire 800/1394b driver is available for download by owners of the Orange Micro OrangeLink FireWire 800/1394b PCI card here:
For more information about the FireWire 800/1394b driver from OrangeWare, please visit: http://www.orangeware.com/products.html.
The OrangeLink FireWire 800/1394b PCI Card version carries a MSRP of $89.00 and is available worldwide. Video editing software is included with the package for use with DV Camcorders. For more product specifications and details about the OrangeLink FireWire 800/1394b PCI card, please visit
Qualified editors who would like to inquire about the OrangeLink FireWire 800/1394b PCI card should contact
Julie Montez by e-mailing sales at orangemicro.com.