IOGear today announced the launch of its new line of PCI cards for the new high-speed FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) peripheral standard. One card offers three FireWire 800 ports, while the second offers two FireWire 800 ports and one standard FireWire 400 port. “At data transfer speeds of up to 800 Mbps, double the current FireWire 400 standard, Apple’s FireWire 800 provides more than two times the available bandwidth of Hi-Speed USB 2.0. The FireWire 800 interface is backward compatible with existing 100, 200 and 400 Mbps FireWire peripherals.” Both cards are priced at US$99.95.