IEEE 1394 aka FireWire

IEEE 1394 aka FireWire

IEEE 1394 aka FireWire

Don Wright don at
Fri Oct 18 15:31:52 EDT 1996

To the 1284, TIPSI and PWG mailing lists:

There was significant interest at the last meeting of the
1394 Trade Association about developing the necessary 
protocols to support printers attached to 1394 ports.  The
first area of interest was to attach low-cost host-based 
inkjet printers directly to cameras.  This is just a first
step in connecting printers; the need to attach these ink
jet machines as well as full blown laser and led printers
to PCs with 1394 interfaces is an obvious requirement.

Several of the Japanese companies interested especially in 
the direct to camera attachment are meeting for the first
time in Japan the week of Oct 28th.  This meeting will be
led by Mike Teener (formerly of Apple, now of Firefly Inc.)
who will be bringing the attendees up to speed on 1394 and
its potential for printers.  Tuesday, I visited Mr. Teener
and talked about the already existing group of people that
participate in the 1284.X and the Printer Working Group
meetings that understand printer connectivity, protocols and
I/O.  I suggested that perhaps that same type of meeting
could be held here for the rest of us and then perhaps we
could link us all (US and Japan) together to develop the
architectures for both host-based ink jets and PDL based

Mr. Teener is available the first week of December should 
we agree to meet on the subject.  I would suggest a meeting
in the San Jose/San Francisco area to make it convenient 
for him.  

Is there any interest on this community in getting this 
discussed?  If so, is there anyone in the Bay area with
a facility we could use for a one day meeting?

Comments?  Other ideas?


* Don Wright                          Lexmark International *
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