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Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies, The by GERARD O'DRISCOLL

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IEEE 1394

The IEEE 1394 standard, also known as the FireWire Bus, is a new interface alternative for high-speed data transfer between digital set-top boxes and personal computers. The FireWire Bus standard, originally created by Apple Computer, was born out of the need for a low-cost, consumer-oriented connection between digital-video recorders and personal computers. It grew into a standard called the IEEE 1394 for low-cost, high-data-rate connections.

In 1994, an organization called the 1394 Trade Organization was formed to support and promote the adoption of the 1394 standard. Today, the 1394 Trade Organization is comprised of over 170 member companies from all over the world.

Many of the major consumer electronics companies are currently ...

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