July 18, 2002, Los Angeles –Alesis is proud to introduce an affordable new interface which will allow lightening-fast transfers of audio data from the ADAT HD24 Hard Disk Recorder to PC: the HD24 FirePort 1394. The FirePort 1394 allows users of the popular HD24 Hard Disk Recorder to connect their ADAT/FST hard drives to a computer using a standard IEEE-1394 (a.k.a. “FireWire™”) interface, where the audio files can then be incorporated or manipulated using a range of PC-based audio production applications.
The HD24 FirePort 1394 is comprised of two elements: a hot-swappable docking station for HD24 caddies with an IEEE-1394 (FireWire™) connection to the PC, and FST/Connect software that allows the user to manage ADAT/FST-formatted hard disk drives on the PC. The software not only allows easy audio data transfers to and from the PC, but gives the user the ability to manage the file system on the target drive, i.e., creating/deleting/copying songs, and more. The hot-swappable FirePort module allows easy connect/disconnect of HD24 caddies in a convenient and portable desktop design. Once connected, users can take advantage of a blazing-fast transfer rate up to 400Mb/second. An inline switching power supply is included, eliminating the need for cumbersome “wall warts.” When combined with the ADAT HD24 Hard Disk Recorder, the FirePort 1394 offers a complete solution for reliable and expandable cross-platform digital recording.
The PC version is shipping now with Mac following in 60days
List price: $249