Interfaces For Commodore 64 And VIC
XITEL announces two interfaces, both for the new Commodore 64 and VIC-20.
Its Model CX-6401 interface allows the new Commodore 64 or VIC-20 to use any type of standard, commercially available parallel interface printer. The interface connects to the Serial Port/Bus on the computer, not the user port, allowing the user port to remain open for use by a modem or RS-232C peripheral device.
Some key features of the CX-6401 are:
- —Eliminates handshaking problem of RS-232C cartridge.
- —Mode switch to correct ASCII problem.
- —No RS-232C cable necessary.
- —Allows use of lower cost parallel type printers.
- —No external power required.
- —Allows use of multiple printers.
- —Leaves user port lines available for other use.
The CX-6401 comes with a six foot serial bus cable and connector for direct connection to the Commodore 64 or VIC-20. In addition, the CX-6401 has a one foot parallel cable for connection to the printer. Installation is simple. $89.95.
The new CX-6402 full RS-232C interface, for the new Commodore 64 and VIC-20, allows the use of any type of RS-232C peripherals, such as modems, printers, etc. The interface connects to the computer's user port. The CX-6402 is a complete RS-232C Interface, for all RS-232C devices.
Some key features of the CX-6402 are:
- —Allows full use of all eight active "handshaking" RS-232C signal lines on the VIC-20 and Commodore 64.
- —Full RS-232C logic levels.
- —Requires no external RS-232C cable.
- —Operates at all VIC-20/Commodore 64 baud rates.
- —Requires no external power.
The CX-6402 comes ready to install. In addition, the CX-6402 comes with a six foot parallel cable for connection to the printer. $59.95.
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