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9114B disc drive vs 82161A tape drive
09-11-2016, 10:32 PM (This post was last modified: 09-11-2016 10:59 PM by 4ster.)
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RE: 9114B disc drive vs 82161A tape drive
(09-11-2016 08:25 PM)jch Wrote:  What about a PIL-Box and ILPer ?


I've looked at the PIL-Box. I have gravitated toward mac (I do have an old PC running Win 2000) and have a poor personal history of figuring out communication between devices. I unsuccessfully installed WINE for running a Windows only device to PC application I wanted to use. Crossover may be easier to use. I was a fair hand running KERMIT between devices. If its not super simple I am usually stumped. Is there a "PIL-Box for Dummies" set of instructions for set up and use?

I have had a 82164A HP-IL/RS-232C Interface for almost 30 years that I have never been able to figure out. It was originally purchased to transfer data files to a PC but I moved from the "41 as a data collector project" to a real dedicated field data collector for that application. The 82164A just sits there with the power light on - and nothing else happens - no matter what I do. (Well, I can get the T/R indicator to light briefly by pressing "Reset.") :-)

The PIL-BOX is probably the most practical way to go if I can get my PC or mac to talk my 41.

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