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Old 28-12-2010, 07:55 AM
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Serial to USB Converters for the PME

Hi all
there are many options out there, but has anyone who owns a serial Paramount ME (i.e the MKS3000) had consistent success with any specific model?

thanks!

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Old 28-12-2010, 09:11 AM
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no i dont own a PME but i have great sucess with Keyspan USA-19HS High speed USB to Serial Adapter (i got mine from Wildcard Innovations)
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Old 28-12-2010, 10:15 AM
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I'm in the same boat as David Martin, I tried a lot of different serial adapters over the years and have found the same one to be the most consistant on all operating systems including Windows 7 64 bit. Garry sells them at a reasonable price but they are becoming more available as the word spreads that they are the best on the market and seem to work with everything.
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Old 28-12-2010, 01:45 PM
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These definitely work Martin.
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/easys...ter-cable.html
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Old 28-12-2010, 01:53 PM
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I bought one of these, I don't like the blue flashing lights on the side. They notify communications and they are bright. If you do purchase it you will need to cover up the lights otherwise it does work well.
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Old 28-12-2010, 03:39 PM
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I can strongly recommend the Keyspan adaptor. Works 100% with all my astro software and hardware. Over four years now and NEVER missed a beat.
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Great tips...thanks everyone.

cheers and Happy New Year.

Martin
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Another one for Keyspan but a 4 port version.
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serial to usb

Yep,another vote for the one Gary (wildcard innovations) sells.

Well worth the money,my work does not have one,so mine got used for everything,never missed a beat.
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Thanks for the reminder guys. I had to put my astro usb->serial adapters into a job just before xmas to get a ticketing printer going in windows 7. Just ordered a couple of these off ebay to replace them.
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My two port (non Keyspan) adapter has started giving me grief on 64-bit Windows, so I just ordered a 4-port Keyspan. I found one on Amazon for a good price...
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:53 PM
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I got a cheapish one with the Planewave CDK called Prolific. It seems to be Chinese but it works.

I used its drivers to run a couple of adapters I had lying around and they worked as well.

One is a hard no cable type that plugs into the laptop USB port. That should do the trick.

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