updated 12:20 pm EST, Fri December 6, 2002
will demonstrate three new PYRO 1394/FireWire products at DV Expo West, Los Angeles
- PYRO DV RaidRT is a hardware-based FireWire-based, four-bay RAID enclosure (which accommodates Ultra ATA 100 hard drives) with internal dual-channel RAID controllers and also includes 64 MB SDRAM for cache memory. It supports RAID level 0, 1, 0+1, 3 or 5; the drives are hot swappable and one drive can also be used as a hot spare. It is due later this month for $1500.
- PYRO A/V Link is a Firewire-based universal video capture device designed for both analog and digital video. It can capture analog video through RCA, S-VHS or Component Video to DV video format and output to DV or analog tape. It also enables users to connect analog and digital devices without a computer. It is also due later this month for $250.
- The ultra-portable PYRO DV DRIVE enables videographers to capture digital video files directly from their DV camcorder to its hard drive via a FireWire connection. It features a 20GB hard drive and a built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery enclosed in a sleek silver and charcoal grey case about the size of a PDA. It can be charged through the FireWire bus or through the included power supply. The $600 drive includes a six pin-to-four pin FireWire cable, six pin-to-six pin FireWire cable, power supply, and leather carrying case. It is expected to ship later this month.