Lightbulb police? (was RE: Anyone off to VCF-UK)
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sat Jun 5 05:19:35 CDT 2010
> Later, TRS232 came out with a trivial to use serial printer interface that
> ran off of the cassette port! GPA made a similar one that plugged into
But which presuambly needed special drivers that were OS-dependant. At
least with the Radio Shcak board, you could use the standard LDOS serial
> the expansion port.
I suspect, had I been desparate, I would haev hung a parellel-to-serial
converter (a handful of TTL chips) off the normal printer port..
> > Alas (for those of us with CX engined printers which can't be replaced by
> > anything more modern ), they haven't been made for many years.
> >  Such as the CX-VDO, the one with the direct interface to the print
> > engine and no formatter board. It's used on the PERQ, Atari ST (?), Acorn
> > Archimedes. etc.
> Also Cordata/Corona Data Systems, Eiconscript, and Jlaser
> I used a DC37 switch box.
Yep.. I still have my printed catalogue of CX printers, parts, options,
etc for The PrinterWorks :-)
> Tall Tree Systems (Jlaser, JRAM, etc.) sold an adapter to connect to SX
> printer engines!
There was an official Canon SX-VDO printer. It had a simple PCB (mostly
buffer chips) that connected to the DC controller board in place of the
formater. It was mostly compatible with the CX-VDO, but not totally IIRC.
Some compnay (I forget who) did a VDO interface that fitted in the
optional interface slot of an HP LJ2 (or similar) printer. I have neve
seen this one.
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