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DataFab Systems Inc. launches IEEE 1394 portable storage devices Comdex Fall 2000
Taipei, Taiwan, July 4, 2000 - DataFab Systems Incwill present the world's first IEEE 1394 CompactFlash card reader and IEEE 1394 SmartMedia card reader at Comdex Fall 2000. More IEEE 1394 products such as IEEE 1394 add-on card, IEEE 1394 2.5" hard disk, IEEE 1394 repeater will also be introduced at the show.

DataFab's IEEE 1394 CompactFlash card reader and IEEE 1394 SmartMedia card reader. perform more than 30 times faster than USB transfer. The demand for high-speed card readers is increasing dramatically this year due to the rapid increase in high resolution of digital cameras. According to the market research, the forecast demand for digital camera would be up to 29 million units in 2003. Obviously, the card readers have great potential in the market. IEEE 1394 features high-speed transfer rate, hot swapping, daisy chain as well as plug and play. Through IEEE 1394 transfer, you can download MBs of images in a snap.

In addition, ApolloPort ( IEEE 1394 PCI card ) that provides three IEEE 1394 ports is designed to connect external 1394 devices such as DV Cameras, VCR Deck's, Hard Drives, CD-ROM Drives, Laser Printers, Digital Cameras, Cable Set top Boxes and more. No software driver needed, just simply plug and play. DataFab Systems Inc. offers a bundle package for this product, which bundles with MGI video editing software and IEEE 1394 cable ( 6 to 4 pin ). This bundle package is the ideal tool for people who edit and produce their own movies in their computer at home. Meanwhile, DataFab Systems Inc. will also present the IEEE 1394 2.5" hard disk, IEEE 1394 repeater and more at the show.

DataFab Systems Inc. has been committed to portable storage systems since the company started in 1992. DataFab designs, manufactures, and markets a variety of portable systems for hard disks, CD-ROM, and flash memory. After these years of dedication, DataFab has built up a very strong foothold in business and won a respectable reputation among customers. Customer satisfaction is always our top priority concern and is also our key to success.

(1) The 1394 digital line standard was conceived in 1986 and the specification for this link was adopted in 1995 as the IEEE 1394 standard by technologies at Apple Computer who chose the
"FireWire" as its trademark and is also known as "iLink" or "iLink 1394" by Sony Corp.
(2) IEEE 1394 CompactFlash?card reader, IEEE 1394 SmartMedia?card reader and IEEE 1394 2.5" Hard Disk work with any Macintosh with FireWire including the iMac DV, the G3 and the G4.
(3) IEEE 1394 card readers' patents are pending now.
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