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Device Bay

An early peripheral format from Compaq, Intel and Microsoft that enabled disk and optical drives to be hot swapped without opening the case. Introduced in 1997, Device Bay drives connected via USB or FireWire in DB13, DB20 and DB32 form factors (13, 20 and 32mm heights). See hot swap, personal media drive, USB and FireWire.
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We placed our bets on USB, IEEE 1394 and the Device Bay form factor and that's where we put our investment and development efforts.
Based on the device bay industry standard, St@rBay inserts easily into the back of suitably designed entertainment enclosures.
ei Corporation is an Agate Technologies company, a public company that is an industrial pioneer specializing in design, development and production of device bay software and hot swappable docking module solutions for notebooks and PC applications.
At the Western Show, the Irdeto Access POD will be demonstrated on the Microsoft booth on a PC equipped with a new OpenCable Device Bay PC receiver developed by Microsoft and SCM Microsystems.
1" XGA or 15" SXGA+ LCD screens -- The highest end graphics solution in the mobile market, including S3 Savage IX with 16 MB of SGRAM which supports up to 1400 x 1050 SXGA+ LCD resolution and 1600 x 1200 external monitor resolution -- Support for up to 512 MB of PC100 SDRAM -- Support for hard drives up to 30 GB -- 3-spindle design, which allows simultaneous use of the floppy, CD-ROM, and hard drives -- Hot-swap modular device bay supporting such peripherals as CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, ZIP drive, CD-RW, and LS-120 -- Mini-PCI combo card options and internal RJ-11 and RJ-45 jacks -- Integrated audio -- Integrated touch-pad with scroll buttons -- Optional port replicator with built-in LAN -- Backwards compatibility with TransPort ZX port replicator, battery, and AC adapter -- Dimensions: 12.
Agate provides this hot swap data-transfer capability by integrating its proprietary ASCII HotChip(TM) with an interface Printed Circuit Board (PCB) mounted in a generic device bay.
The OpenCable PC receiver is implemented as a Device Bay module, providing a sealed box that interfaces with any digital cable network.
NetTV Device Bay Technology to be Showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show
The company's second product, DataBay is an innovative and flexible device bay designed to transform any DataBay-compatible storage device into an internal device in seconds providing users with high performance data transfer rates and exceptional security.
Philips Semiconductors and Microsoft have previously worked on Device Bay digital TV solutions, which established earlier generations of this technology.
signal that is being received by an OpenCable Device Bay 1394 Receiver