updated 03:10 am EDT, Wed August 27, 2003
Orange Micro today announced the , which allows legacy notebooks with a Type II CardBus slot to connect to newer FireWire 800 peripherals. It offers plug and play convenience, backward compatibility with the previous FireWire 400/1394a standard, daisy-chain capability, and up to 45 watts of bus power that can be provided through the connection (with an optional $15 external AC power supply). It is equipped with two 9-pin FireWire 800/1394b ports. It is expected to ship on September 30th for $90 and includes BTV Pro software.