IOXperts ANNOUNCES LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH FirewireDirect TO PROVIDE NATIVE MAC OS X SUPPORT FOR THE FirewireDirect DV WEBCAM
CAMBRIDGE, MA, December 14, 2001 - IOXperts, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a licensing agreement with FirewireDirect to bundle the IOXperts DCam Webcam driver for Mac OS X with FirewireDirect's popular DV WebCam. This makes FirewireDirect the first and only digital webcam manufacturer to offer its customers native Mac OS X support.
IOXperts founder and CTO Steve Sisak notes that this new agreement is a welcome extension of the relationship between the two companies, since he and his team also wrote the OS 9 drivers for FirewireDirect's webcams.
Up to this point, IOXperts has been the only vendor offering a FireWire webcam driver for Mac OS X and will soon release version 1.0 after a gratifyingly uneventful public beta period. Dave Koziol, IOXperts' VP of Engineering, isn't sorry to give up that lone wolf status. "Our goal is to make sure Mac users get the tools they need," he said, "and the evolution of this arrangement with FirewireDirect will create more opportunities for both developers and users of this kind of technology."
"We are getting TONS of people asking about DV Cams for OS X" said FirewireDirect's head of marketing, Jeff Questad, "so we're delighted that we can give them what they want now."
IOXperts and FirewireDirect are offering all existing FirewireDirect DV WebCam owners a $5 discount off the release price of the IOXperts universal DCam Webcam driver. The driver can be downloaded from <http://www.ioxperts.com/dcam1_0.html>.
As of 2004 this discount is no longer available.
IOXperts (www.ioxperts.com) is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company was started to meet the unsatisfied and growing demand among Macintosh users for more variety and choice among peripherals. Their approach is to provide the drivers that will power more hardware on the Macintosh platform.
The company has worked with OEMs worldwide, and also offers some products directly to consumers.
FirewireDirect (www.firewiredirect.com) offers an extensive line of FireWire/1394/iLINK devices, sold through their online store and selected resellers and distributors worldwide. In addition to their webcams, they offer storage solutions, an award-winning line of FireWire PCI products, FireWire networking devices, 1394 CardBus adapters and a complete selection of FireWire cables and adapters.
IOXperts is the trademark of IOXperts, Inc. All other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
For IOXperts:Elizabeth Rehfeld
781 646 5182
For FireWireDirect:Jeff Questad
512 302 0012, ext.312
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