A slew of FireWire developments were demonstrated at the sixth annual 1394 Developers Conference.

The event – held on the Microsoft Campus in Seattle – saw the latest FireWire-equipped consumer electronics and computer peripherals on show.

Apple showed its new flat-panel G4 iMac, as well as iPhoto running with the new Nikon DI digital camera.

The event follows recent news that Apple's FireWire logo is to become the official logo of all 1394-based technology.

As part of it 'Hybrid Home Network' Microsoft introduced the first PC speakers running FireWire audio.

FireMedia, meanwhile, debuted its new wireless video and data network, transmitting real-time video at more than 30 megabits per second.

James Snider, executive director of the 1394 Trade Association, said: "Product development continues at a strong pace in all major market segments. We continue to see new consumer, computer, peripherals and development tools based on the proven 1394a version of the standard and on the new 1394b version."