Mike Field

The high-speed IEEE1394 digital interface, which has the ability to connect all types of consumer electronics to PCs at a transfer rate of up to 4MB per second, is fast being adopted by many leading electronics manufacturers. The IEEE1394 technology was invented by Apple Computer, Inc. The Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (IEEE) adopted its as an industry standard in 1995. "It's like a ground swell that's all going to hit at once," said Mike Field, Compaq Consumer Group manager of configure-to-order product marketing, of the public's acceptance of 1394 technology. Although Field could not name specific companies, he told of projects in the works that would

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