Gefen has released its new
FireWire Extender 800, a sender and receiver system that uses multimode fiber optics cables to relay signals up to 300 feet from the source without degradation. FireWire 800 can be typically extended up to 15 feet from a computer before signal quality degrades. Pricing is US$899. Gefen sells two-strand fiber optic cables, which are required to use the FireWire Extender 800, in 30-foot ($149), 60-foot ($189), 100-foot ($229), 150-foot ($309) and 300-foot ($509) lengths.
3/4/05, 8:03 PM EST: Added product page link, fiber optic cable prices and product image. Corrected price per Gefen, which gave the wrong one in its press release.