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How to convert RS232 to ethernet to control beta deck?

by Desp / July 22, 2005 7:11 AM PDT

I'd like to use my laptop as a betacam remote, there is software to control it through the serial port on a computer, but since no new laptops now days have a serial port, I was wondering if anyone could enlighten me on how to make a virtual com port through the ethernet, and I can just make a RJ45 to DB9 adaptor. Anyone?

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Ethernet to serial = hundreds of bucks.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2005 7:24 AM PDT

MOXA makes them but at 300 a pop I would not do that but use BELKIN's USB to RS232 adapters.

Bob

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Sweet
by Desp / July 22, 2005 10:35 AM PDT

Sweet, thanks, 15 dollars not bad, I'll have to try one of those out.

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