Posted 12 November 2003 - 12:28 PM
Does anyone know how we are to connect to our IQ systems without the Serial Port? Is there such a thing as a DB9 USB serial cable? And is there any ticks to making one work?
Posted 12 November 2003 - 03:27 PM
The only thing to consider is that the device must be able to be set up to operate as one of the standard comports for serial communication (com 1 to 4). This way the IQ software will be able to find the IQ components. Some of these devices like to select com 15 and will not let you select a different com port without talking to the companies Technical Support people and doing some fancy tricks.
Posted 18 November 2003 - 11:35 AM
Crown Audio, Inc.
Posted 02 December 2003 - 08:28 AM
The specific model is the Edgeport/ 421 (part number 301-1004-21).
These can be found here at http://www.ionetwork...s/edgeport.html
These cost quite a bit more than what is at Bestbuys or other electronics stores.
However, these are more of an industrial solution.
The Edgeport 421, gives you a 4 port usb 1.1 hub, 2 serial ports, and a printer only parallel port. The serial port operates up to 230 kbps, but I have never had anything to run over 115.2kbps.
They have several solutions from 1 serial port up to 16 per box with assorted options. Make sure you read the specific option for the model you are interested in. Not all of them are metal and not all of them support the odd industrial protocols such as RS422 and RS485. A good overview is in the following pdf: http://www.digi.com/...sb_edgeport.pdf
Posted 15 December 2003 - 06:27 PM