What is a Smartnet Arnet card?

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Fri Apr 18 07:20:00 2003

At 10:16 PM 4/17/03 -0500, Staurt wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Martin Marshall" <martinm_at_allwest.net>
>To: <cctalk_at_classiccmp.org>
>Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 3:18 PM
>Subject: Re: What is a Smartnet Arnet card?
>> Joe wrote:
>> > Found this this morning. Full length 16 ISAcard for a PC. Marked
>"Arnet Smartport" "Made in USA" and "Copyright 1985 Arnet Corporation". It
>has a daughterboard marked "Arnet Smart Plus 4". The main board has two
>copper shielded 34 pin ribbon cables that extend out the back panel. Snybody
>know what this is?
>> >
>> > Joe
>> This is a serial port board. The ribbon cables go to breakout boxes
>> that contain the serial port connectors. I think that Digi acquired
>> Arnet.
>> Martin
>The Arnet "Smart" cards had on-card microprocessor and buffering for better
>throughput and lower main cpu utilization. The other "non-smart" cards were
>more like a plain old serial card on a PC, differing mostly in that they had
>more than 2 ports.
>I have a 4-port Arnet card (non-smart)

   Well do you want a smart one?

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