- Julie Montez
- sales at orangemicro.com
DATE: August 26, 2020
SUBJECT: Mac and Windows Laptop users can now experience the cutting edge of FireWire 800/1394b with the OrangeLink FireWire® 800 for Notebooks from Orange Micro.
Anaheim, CA - FireWire 800/1394b is steadily gaining popularity because it allows data transfer rates of up to 800 Mb/sec. External hard drives, digital audio, digital video, and other high speed peripherals will benefit tremendously from the increased throughput of FireWire 800 while still enjoying the "plug and play" and "daisy chain" conveniences that have characterized FireWire since its inception.
At press time, the only laptop shipping with native FireWire 800 ports is the Apple PowerBook 17" Super Drive with a list price of $3,299. So what are the rest of us laptop users to do? Orange Micro has come to the rescue by creating the OrangeLink FireWire 800 for Notebooks card. Put this CardBus into your Mac or Windows laptop and you can instantly start enjoying the benefits of this new technology.
"The response to our FireWire 800 line of products has been overwhelmingly positive, particularly with regard to the Windows compatibility driver developed by our software affiliate OrangeWare." stated Arthur Scotten, President of Orange Micro.
Besides the obvious benefit of FireWire 800/1394bs speed, there are many other reasons why it is becoming the most popular connectivity solution: plug and play convenience, backward compatibility with the previous FireWire 400/1394a standard, daisy-chain capability, and up to 45 watts of Bus power that can be provided through the connection.
The OrangeLink FireWire 800 for Notebooks card is equipped with two 9-pin FireWire 800/1394b ports so users can simultaneously use two FireWire 800/1394b devices. Backward compatibility with legacy FireWire devices require only a 6-pin to 9-pin adapter or 6-pin to 9-pin cable (both available in Orange Micros line of FireWire 800 products).
The OrangeLink FireWire 800 for Notebooks (product # 70HTL00050) carries a MSRP of $89.00 and will ship on September 30th, 2003. Video editing software is included with the package.
The OrangeLink FireWire 800 for Notebooks is compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP with included Orange Micro driver. FireWire 800 support is included in Mac OS X (10.2.4 or newer).
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To provide the full Bus power to peripherals, Orange Micro also has an optional external power supply available it is available for purchase from www.shipitforyou.com/orangemicro.
Qualified editors can obtain an evaluation unit by e-mailing sales at orangemicro.com.