Benefits of VIA
Provides a simple low cost interconnect system for multimedia
applications such as video cameras, VCRs, stereos and
High bandwidth capability allows devices of varying
speeds to operate on the same network.
Universal plug-and-play capability allows devices to
be attached or removed from the system, even with the
power on. No device driver installation necessary as
full software driver support is included in Windows®
98 SE and Windows® 2000.
1394 does not utilize precious host processor bandwidth
as peripherals communicate directly with each other
without burdening the host processor.