||Taipei, Taiwan, November 27, 2000 - DataFab Systems Inc. today announced the patent of IEEE 1394 flash card readers/writers was granted by Japanese Patent Office ( Patent Number: 3074562 ). The patent granted addresses the creativity of its design and newer technology capability in flash card adapter through IEEE 1394 port of DataFab Systems Inc. This is the seventeenth patent in addition to other sixteenth related to flash card adapter technology, which has been secured in many countries. With this patent, DataFab and its worldwide distributors gain strong protection and advantage for its IEEE 1394 flash card reader/writer products which have been selling in the market. Expect Japanese Patent, there are more other patents for these models, which are pending in several countries now.
IEEE 1394 interface names as FireWire by Apple computer features high speed transfer rate at 100, 200 and 400Mbps, hot swapping capability, peer to peer communication and daisy chained which can accept up to 63 devices connected simultaneously. The idea of IEEE 1394 standard is all other devices and peripherals that connected outside of PC can simple plug into 1394 port instead of opening case and adding a circuit board. IEEE 1394 standard is an important enabling technology for the emerging multimedia market.
DataFab manufactures the world's first FireWire™ CompactFlash™ 2card reader, FireWire™ SmartMedia card reader, FireWire™ Memory Stick™ reader, which can read and write Type I/II CompactFlash card, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia card and Memory Stick separately. Simply take out your flash cards from electronic devices such as PDA, MP3, digital still/video cameras, etc and insert into the flash card readers/writers. The file/data, music and pictures can be easily accessed or transferred by dragging and dropping like a floppy disk or hard drive in your computer. With DataFab's high speed flash card readers/writers, it is no longer necessary to connect your digital cameras, MP3 players, PDA or other electronics devices to your computer via a slow speed interface cable.
DataFab Systems Inc. has been devoted in card reader industry for many years. It owns several patents and product awards for its innovative technology. DataFab, the innovator of portable flash card readers/writers, owns 17 patents in six major countries, which is far ahead of all its competitors. Launching the world's first Parallel Port interface, the world's only 1394/FireWire interface card readers/writers ( Japanese Patent granted ) and mass producing the 1394/FireWire and USB card readers/writers, DataFab has built up a very strong foothold in business and won a respectable reputation among any tier of customers. To keep customer satisfied is always our top priority concern and our key to success as well.