[MD1] Multi-port Serial PCI Cards
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] Multi-port Serial PCI Cards

Keyspan updates serial port driver to improve performance

Richmond, California---March 3, 1997---Keyspan, the #1 provider of serial
communications cards for PCI-based Macintosh computers, has released a
driver update for the company's SX line of low-cost, multi-port serial
cards. The SX family delivers affordable and trouble-free serial-port
expansion by providing two or four additional high-speed serial ports on
one easy-to-install PCI card.

Driver version 1.0.1 provides increased performance and fixes some
conflicts users have reported since Keyspan began shipping the cards at
MacWorld Expo, in January of this year. Most notably, Keyspan has improved
single-port performance when configured for port speeds of 230 Kbps. The
update also provides a work-around for a bug found in Apple's Serial- and
Open Transport Serial Port Arbitrators that would not let ports load at
startup. Additionally, the driver update solves conflicts that occur with a
few SCSI devices.

Features, pricing and availability
Keyspan's SX product family supports asynchronous communications at port
speeds of up to 230 Kbps and are compatible with all Communications Toolbox
aware applications. UART-based, the SX cards provide standard RS-232/RS-422
connectivity through mini din-8 connectors. Shipping since January 7, the
suggested retail pricing is $229 for the SX-2 serial card and under $329
for the SX-4 serial card.

Mac users need more serial ports!
MacOS-compatible computers provide only two built-in serial ports. Yet,
many users need to connect a growing variety of serial devices for
communications, mobile computing and desktop publishing applications beyond
the two-port limit. Keyspan's multiport cards offer the serial expansion
users need for: ISDN terminal adapters, modems for e-mail, data transfer
and fax; drawing tablets, certain monitors, serial scanners, label and
other printers; and U.S.Robotics' Pilot and other hand held PDAs.

Unlike port sharing or application juggling products, Keyspan's SX cards
provide real serial ports that deliver a reliable, affordable and
easy-to-use expansion solution. With an SX serial card, multiple ports can
be dedicated to specific tasks simultaneously --- without ever having to
reconnect devices or interrupt existing applications.

Are your cool toys Mac savvy?
Unfortunately, some vendors, perhaps unfamiliar with Macintosh
communications, do not support the Communications Toolbox or even simple
serial-port look-up tables. These applications must be connected to one of
the Mac's two built-in ports. However, there are many instances where users
can still use their built-in ports for those "non-Mac-standard"
peripherals, using the SX card for Mac savvy applications. One fairly
typical prepress configuration is to connect a Wacom tablet, PressView
monitor, faxmodem and Costar label printer to an SX-4 (four-port card);
then hang a digital camera and color inkjet printer or other non-Mac-savvy
device off the built-in serial ports, using the Ethernet port for a
networkable color LaserWriter.

How is the SX family different from Keyspan's Smart Serial 6?
Introduced in January 1996, the SMART SERIAL 6 has become the #1 PCI
serial expansion solution for MacOS-based remote access servers, bulletin
boards, internet servers, file transfer applications, and other
communications servers. Unlike the SX cards, the Smart Serial 6 has a
coprocessor supporting both asynchronous and synchronous communications.
Port speeds on the SMART SERIAL 6 range )from 57.6 Kbps to more than 2
Mbps. In addition to RS-232 and RS-422, the SMART SERIAL 6 supports V.35,
X.21 and other serial interfaces. These added capabilities make the SMART
SERIAL 6 more ideal for high-end applications which require six or more
high-speed ports, or for solutions which involve synchronous communication
such as X.25 and Frame Relay. However, most users do not require the power
which the SMART SERIAL 6 delivers --- they simply use 3-6 serial devices
and need more ports! To meet this need Keyspan has turned its proven
technology design and product support team toward providing a low-cost and
reliable solution in the SX two-and four-port cards.

About Keyspan
Keyspan, a division of InnoSys Incorporated, provides communications
products for Macintosh and Windows NT personal computers. InnoSys Inc.,
founded in 1973, is a leading provider of communications hardware and
software to the airline and travel industry. Editors can reach Keyspan at
510-222-0131 ext. 102 (voice); or keyspan@aol.com (e-mail). The Keyspan
website is located at http://www.keyspan.com.

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

GraphicConverter 10.5 - $39.95
GraphicConverter is an all-purpose image-editing program that can import 200 different graphic-based formats, edit the image, and export it to any of 80 available file formats. The high-end editing... Read more
Dropbox 35.4.20 - Cloud backup and synch...
Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems... Read more
XMind 8 Update 4 - Popular mind mapping...
XMind is the most popular mind mapping tool. Millions of people use XMind to clarify thinking, manage complex information, run brainstorming and get work organized. It couldn't be easier to get... Read more
Safari Technology Preview 11.1 - The new...
Safari Technology Preview contains the most recent additions and improvements to WebKit and the latest advances in Safari web technologies. And once installed, you will receive notifications of... Read more
Chromium 61.0.3163.91 - Fast and stable...
Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. Version 61.0.3163.91: Release notes were unavailable... Read more
RapidWeaver 7.5.1 - Create template-base...
RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of... Read more
Google Chrome 61.0.3163.91 - Modern and...
Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built... Read more
Quicken 4.6.3 - Complete personal financ...
Quicken makes managing your money easier than ever. Whether paying bills, upgrading from Windows, enjoying more reliable downloads, or getting expert product help, Quicken's new and improved features... Read more
TechTool Pro 9.5.3 - Hard drive and syst...
TechTool Pro has long been one of the foremost utilities for keeping your Mac running smoothly and efficiently. With the release of version 9, it has become more proficient than ever. TechTool... Read more
PDFKey Pro 4.3.9 - Edit and print passwo...
PDFKey Pro can unlock PDF documents protected for printing and copying when you've forgotten your password. It can now also protect your PDF files with a password to prevent unauthorized access and/... Read more

Stormbound: Kingdom Wars guide - how to...
Stormbound: Kingdom Wars is an excellent new RTS turned card battler out now on iOS and Android. Lovers of strategy will get a lot of enjoyment out of Stormbound's chess-like mechanics, and it's cardbased units are perfect for anyone who loves the... | Read more »
The best AR apps and games on iOS right...
iOS 11 has officially launched, and with it comes Apple's ARKit, a helpful framework that makes it easier than ever for developers to create mobile AR experiences. To celebrate the occassion, we're featuring some of the best AR apps and games on... | Read more »
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of...
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice 1.00.00 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.00.00 (iTunes) Description: ************************************************※IMPORTANT※・Please read the “When... | Read more »
Kpressor (Utilities)
Kpressor 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Utilities Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: The ultimate ZIP compression application for iPhone and iPad. - Full integration of iOS 11 with support for multitasking.-... | Read more »
Find out how you can save £35 and win a...
Nothing raises excitement like a good competition, and we’re thrilled to announce our latest contest. We’ll be sending one lucky reader and a friend to the Summoners War World Arena Championship at Le Comedia in Paris on October 7th. It’s the... | Read more »
Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story...
Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Another Lost Phone is a game about exploring the social life of a young woman whose phone you have just... | Read more »
The Witness (Games)
The Witness 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $9.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you. You don't remember who you are, and... | Read more »
Egg, Inc. guide - how to build your gold...
Egg, Inc.'s been around for some time now, but don't you believe for one second that this quirky clicker game has gone out of style. The game keeps popping up on Reddit and other community forums thanks to the outlandish gameplay (plus, the... | Read more »
The best deals on the App Store this wee...
Good news, everyone! Your favorite day of the week has arrived at last -- it's discount roundup day! This fine Wednesday evening we're gathering up the hottest deals on the App Store. We've got action platformers, we've got puzzle games, we've got... | Read more »
Morphite (Games)
Morphite 1.08 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $7.99, Version: 1.08 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

OWC USB-C Travel Dock with 5 Ports Connectivi...
OWC have announced the new OWC USB-C Travel Dock, the latest addition to their line of connectivity solutions. The USB-C Travel Dock lets you connect its integrated USB-C cable to a Mac or PC laptop... Read more
Pelican Products, Inc. Unveils Cases For All...
Pelican Products, Inc. has announced the launch of its full line of cases including Voyager, Adventurer, Protector, Ambassador, Interceptor (for the Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus backwards compatible... Read more
$100 off new 2017 13-inch MacBook Airs
B&H Photo has 2017 13″ MacBook Airs on sale today for $100 off MSRP including free shipping. B&H charges NY & NJ sales tax only: – 13″ 1.8GHz/128GB MacBook Air (MQD32LL/A): $899, $100 off... Read more
Apple restocks Certified Refurbished 13-inch...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2015 13″ MacBook Airs available starting at $719 and 2016 models available starting at $809. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is... Read more
Is iPhone X Really The Future Of The Smartpho...
Should iPhone X even be called a telephone? It does of course support telephony and texting, but its main feature set is oriented to other things. It is also debatable whether it makes any rational... Read more
OtterBox Announces Full Case Lineup for iPhon...
Apple revolutionized the smartphone industry 10 years ago with the original iPhone, and OtterBox has set the standard of protection from the very beginning by protecting every generation of iPhone.... Read more
LifeProof Introduces What’s NEXT Cases for iP...
LifeProof built its reputation on sleek, ultra-protective iPhone cases. From 360-degree coverage to the first screenless waterproof case, the protection pioneer has always pushed the limits.... Read more
Apple Refurbished 2016 15-inch MacBook Pros a...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2016 15″ Touch Bar MacBook Pros available starting at $1949. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: – 15″ 2.7GHz Touch Bar Space... Read more
Wednesday deal: 15-inch MacBook Pros for up t...
B&H Photo has 2017 15″ MacBook Pros on sale for $150-$200 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges sales tax in NY & NJ only: – 15″ 2.8GHz MacBook Pro Space Gray: $2199, $200 off MSRP... Read more
2.6GHz Mac mini on sale for $599, $100 off MS...
B&H Photo has the 2.6GHz Mac mini (MGEN2LL/A) on sale for $599 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP. Read more

Jobs Board

Development Operations and Site Reliability E...
Development Operations and Site Reliability Engineer, Apple Payment Gateway Job Number: 57572631 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: Jul. 27, 2017 Read more
Full time *Apple* Hardware Tech needed - ma...
…high level of attention to detail Ethics, integrity and trust Be a geek & Previous Apple experience a must. Previous Apple Retail or other Apple Specialist Read more
Development Operations and Site Reliability E...
Development Operations and Site Reliability Engineer, Apple Payment Gateway Job Number: 57572631 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: Jul. 27, 2017 Read more
*Apple* Store - Technical Specialist - Apple...
…customers purchase our products, you're the one who helps them get more out of their new Apple technology. Your day in the Apple Store is filled with a range of Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.