claims it has launched the first Mac OS X-friendly FireWire webcam.

The OS X drivers for the company's FireWire DV WebCam have been provided by Mac-device drivers specialist IOXperts.

The OS X driver will begin shipping with FirewireDirect cameras on December 21.

Dave Koziol, IOXperts' VP of engineering said: "Our goal is to make sure Macintosh users get the tools they need. The evolution of this arrangement with FirewireDirect will create more opportunities for both developers and users of this kind of technology."

FirewireDirect's marketing director Jeff Questad said: "An OS X driver for our Mac WebCam is among the most consistently requested and discussed products among our customers. "