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WHAT is this ? HP-41 / HP-IL rarity @ Ebay - Tom Sleeves - 10-22-2003

What is this ?????

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2759620593&category=8101

Does someone have an idea ?
Seems to be a very interesting item ...

Tommy

Edited: 22 Oct 2003, 9:58 a.m.


Re: WHAT is this ? HP-41 / HP-IL rarity @ Ebay - Raymond Del Tondo - 10-22-2003

Hi,

it's an HP-IL to serial interface,
which is switchable between pure serial printer output, and serial I/O. For this some of the signal lines have to be swapped, which is done via a switch here.

Back then these interfaces were, amongst other things, used to connect HP's to surveying equipment, like total stations / theodolits.

Raymond


Re: WHAT is this ? HP-41 / HP-IL rarity @ Ebay - Tom Sleeves - 10-22-2003

That's very interesting information, thank you very much!
Regards, Tommy

Edited: 22 Oct 2003, 1:10 p.m.