[OT] USB KVM switches

From: David Holland <dholland_at_woh.rr.com>
Date: Wed Feb 2 20:54:12 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 01:43 +0000, Tony Duell wrote:


> What HP should have done is put an async serial port (either TTL levels
> or RS232) on the 49G+ and included a USB to that interface 'cable' in the
> box with the necessary drivers. Normal users could just have plugged it
> in with no problems and not realised there was anything odd, hackers
> could have used the async interface to link to their custom hardware. Oh
> well...

Pardon while I wander off topic..

But couldn't you hack serial connectivity into a 49G+ via the IrDA
interface? (Granted custom software would probably be involved. As well
as it not being as "nice" as a true serial port.)

These guys claim to have some (all?) of the hardware end of things
already worked out. http://www.8bit-micro.com/trs-80-irda.htm (Never
heard of them, found via Google, nor do they look to be cheap.)

<shrug, just wondering outloud - yes, I'm bored. ;-) >

Received on Wed Feb 02 2005 - 20:54:12 GMT

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