From: Marko Mäkelä (Marko.Makela_at_HUT.FI)
Date: 2002-05-23 14:52:10
James, > Got lost in the mists of time. What does the C2N232 do? The name is composed from "Commodore C2N" a.k.a. the datassette or tape drive and "RS-232", the de facto industry standard serial interface for connecting computers and modems. The device can act as a cassette drive emulator, mainly for the purpose of loading a cbmlink server program to the Commodore. (You can use the C2N232 for LOADing and SAVEing programs to a PC, Mac or Amiga, but it's slow.) With cbmlink, you can load and save programs and copy files or disks. The software should work on all 8-bit Commodore computer models I know of (PET, PET-II and the home computers), and on various Unix systems (including Mac OS X), Microsoft Windows and Commodore AmigaOS. In the future, the device could be used with a terminal program. I haven't implemented the necessary firmware yet, but the firmware can be updated via the RS-232 connector. I have ordered parts for producing 100 units, and I have slightly over 30 preliminary orders so far. The price will be at most 25 EUR or USD per unit. Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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