BBS card, ISA8bit multi serial, 4 channels

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Thu Nov 1 13:38:20 CDT 2018

On 11/1/18 11:28 AM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> On 11/01/2018 12:22 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
>> A modem,
>> serial mouse,
>> serial printer,
>> serial "RS232" scanner, external drive (yes, they existed), serial
>> control of CD cchanger (consider Kubik 240 disc carousel (SCSI, but
>> serial disc change control)), serial EPROM programmer, serial drawing
>> tablet, serial X10 controller, serial VOTRAX, logging of UPS, etc.
> I absolutely agree that such bests of peripherally connected systems
> exist.  I would be shocked to hear that "every PC in the office" was
> equipped as such.
> I do wonder how well software that used said peripherals dealt with COM
> ports above 4.

Generally, the software that dealt with that used its own configuration
mechanism, as there's only room for 4 COM ports in the BIOS RAM area.


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