FireWire Direct To Ship FW 800 PCI Cards will soon be shipping a new card supporting the recently released FireWire 800 protocol. The 1394b PCI card is designed for connecting the latest FW 800 devices. The card features a 3 port design with 2 ports being 9-pin and one legacy 6-pin for FireWire 400 support. According to FirewireDirect:, Inc announces the introduction of ?their new FireWire 800 1394b PCI Host Adapter Card, the first new product to ship in a series of upcoming FireWire 800 products from the company.??

Their new 3-port FireWire 800 card, is one of the first cards announced early in the 1394b new product rollout.

It has two fully compliant bilingual 9-pin FireWire 800 ports and a single legacy 6-pin 400Mbps FireWire connector for your existing devices and cabling.

The new card with its dual FireWire 800 ports supports all the improvements promised by the new 1394 implementation, including the doubling of potential throughput to 800Mbps.?

FirewireDirect will be unrolling an extensive family of FireWire 800 products in the weeks ahead,?and continues to offer the most extensive line of FireWire/1394/iLINK devices available anywhere, sold through their on line store and through selected resellers and distributors worldwide.

The FireWire 800 1394b PCI Host Adapter Card is priced at US$79.95, and is expected to ship in mid-May. You can find more information about the new FireWire 800 1394b PCI card at the Web site.