FireWire HDTV signals is a new area for the Apple-developed technology, according to a
A company called
has teamed up with
in a new partnership that brings FireWire connectivity to set-top boxes and will deliver digital connectivity and interoperability. The companies claim their solution will take “FireWire to the wired home.”
The solution will be included on future HDTV-compatible set-top boxes and is called FireBus.
FireBus software lets you connect and transfer digital content to one or more networked devices while employing copyright protection protocols, and offers an application-development interface based on industry standards, EchoStar says. The technology will let the company develop HDTV satellite-TV-receiver hardware that connects with FireWire-enabled DV camcorders, digital VCRs, digital TVs, and AV hard drives.
Industry analysts say the move signals that FireWire is building on its strengths in the video market to become a prime component of tomorrow’s wired home-entertainment system, according to Macworld UK.