The 1394 Trade Association today announced that its annual Developers’ Conference will be held June 17-19 at Apple’s Tokyo headquarters, located in the Tokyo Opera City Tower in Shinjuku. “This year’s DevCon presentations will focus on designing advanced FireWire products using the new 1394b/FireWire 800 version of the standard, which provides immediate speed upgrades to 800 Megabits/second, with 100 meter distance capabilities. There also will be sessions on home networking; advances in the 1394.1 specification; FireWire’s use in industrial and instrumentation systems; and driver development for Apple and Windows-based systems.” The 1394 Trade Association is an international organization dedicated to the advancement and proliferation of the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) standard.