- Published in issue 4/1990 on page 14
Among the computer peripherals that are typically connected to an RS232 port are mice, plotters, tracker-balls, digitizers, printers, scanners and modems. Not surprisingly, therefore, many computer users are forced to switch off their machine and perform the plug exchange trick when another peripheral is to be used. The RS232 splitter eliminates this annoying problem by allowing up to 256 (yes) serially controlled devices to be selected on 1 (yes) RS232 port. Switches and the like are not required, since the selection of the peripherals is effected by software.