High Speed USB to Serial Adapter Keyspan

Keyspan High-Speed USB to Serial Adapter

Model Number: USA-19HS


  • Works with Windows (up to 8.1) and Mac OS (up to 10.10)
  • Connects RS-232/DB9 (male) to USB Type A (male)
  • Detachable 3-ft. cable included
  • No external power source required
  • Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases

Looking for a way to connect a serial device to the USB port on your PC or Mac? Our USB High Speed Serial Adapter provides a simple and reliable solution. This adapter is broadly recommended by serial device manufacturers due to its dependability and "Best in Class" compatibility. Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases.

Key Features

  • Certified: Microsoft WHQL approved
  • Compatible with Apple Sandbox applications
  • High Speed: Supports 230 Kbps - twice the speed of a built in serial port
  • Detachable Cable: Use adapter with any USB cable (up to 5 meters long)
  • LED: Shows adapter status and data activity
  • Plug & Play: Appears as standard COM port
  • Mobile: Easy to carry - weighs just 2 oz.
  • Bus Powered: No external power adapter required
  • Analytic Tools: Includes Windows line monitor and data trace software
  • Field Upgrade: Easy to update over time with free software downloads
  • Easy Expansion: Supports use of multiple adapters on one PC
  • Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases

Typical Applications

Connect older serial devices such as mice, keyboards, modems, GPS devices, barcode scanners, point-of-sale devices, lab equipment, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), digital signage and AV equipment to your new Mac or PC.

System Requirements

See "Support" tab for drivers.

Windows:
  • An available USB port
  • Compatible with Windows 98, 98 SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 2008 Server R2, 8, 2012 Server, 2012 Server R2, and 8.1. Compatible with 32- and 64-bit versions.
Macintosh:
  • An available USB port
  • Compatible with Mac OS 8.6 through 9.x, Mac OS X 10.2.8 through 10.10. Compatible with 32- and 64-bit versions.
  • Compatible with Apple Sandbox applications

For use with all RS-232 serial devices including modems, GPS devices, cell phones, hand held scanners, networking equipment (console port), graphics tablets, point of sale devices, touch screens, UPS devices, medical and scientific instruments, industrial process control devices, building automation instrumentation and other serial devices.

Package Includes

  • USA-19HS USB High-Speed Serial Adapter
  • 3 ft. USB device cable
  • CD with driver software and user guide

OVERVIEW

Model Type Adapters

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Product Overview Keyspan-by-Tripp Lite USB High-Speed Serial Adapter

PHYSICAL

Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.) 1 x 1.6 x 3.1
Color Black

CONNECTIONS

Connector A USB A (MALE)
Connector B DB9 (MALE)

CERTIFICATIONS

Certifications Tested to comply with RoHS, REACH, CE, FCC

WARRANTY

Product Warranty Period (Worldwide) 2-year limited warranty

† Tripp Lite uses primary and third-party agencies to test its products for compliance with standards. See a list of Tripp Lite's testing agencies.

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Works Great. Only one we could find that works with a variety of CNC equipment. We use it to upload/download from a laptop. October 30, 2014
The industry standard! I've been using this USB to serial adaptor for close to 5 years, and I've used others as well, and they're supposed to be compatible.... Don't hold your breath! This is the one that will work with almost any OS and/or software! I am a 35 year alarm technician and also work with other tech as well. Save your time this is the one for you! In my field, we still are way behind the time as most of the modems still used for downloading and programming systems are at least 35 years old as well (Hayes Smartmodem) Which run around 300-1200 baud. October 16, 2014
It works I bought this product so I could download info from the internet to my car diagnostic device. I looked at a lot of them but only Tripp Lite 19HS fit the bill. When I received it I plugged right to my computer and it did the job. October 14, 2014
AV Industry must have A lot of legacy and even current AV equipment still uses serial cable communication. I have a MacBook Pro running Yosemite, with Windows 8.1 running in Parallels. MOST of the AV configuration software is Windows only. This device allows my Virtual Windows PC to talk to an external serial device with this adaptor as if it were all native on it's own machine. Fantastic! October 2, 2014
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The USA-19HS only comes with a 9 pin male RS232 connector but can be used with an adapter that converts the male connector to a female connector.
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It does come with the driver. I am using windows ultimate no issue.
Simply right click to exe file, and do compatibility with XP pro.
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Is there a 2 port version of the 19HS?

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Only a 4-port version, Tripp Lite 49WG.
 
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How get this adapter to work with OSX 10.9?

Serial assistant says "Keyspan USB serial Extension found, but no devices found" even when I reinstalled drivers.
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It's great to know you were able to get this working--to confirm the USA-19HS will work with the following OS:

Compatible with Mac OS 8.6 through 9.x, Mac OS X 10.2.8 through 10.5.x (32- and 64-bit), 10.6 (32- and 64-bit), 10.7 Lion (32- and 64-bit), and 10.8 Mountain Lion (32- and 64-bit)

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I re-installed the driver and rebooted my mac, adapter worked like before :)
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Which signals can be lost?

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Using the USA-19HS, all signals of the serial port will be working as would do it an original serial port?

TxD Transmit Data
RxD Receive Data
RTS Request To Send
CTS Clear To Send
DSR Data Set Ready
DTR Data Terminal Ready
DCD Data Carrier Detect
RI Ring Indicator
SG Signal Ground

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The USA-19HS just provides the path for the signal to be transmitted through. Whatever signals are lost will be based upon the software of the connected serial device, not the USA-19HS.
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[FAQ-2] How do I install my Keyspan USB Serial Adapter on my Windows XP computer?

To install on Windows XP using one of the Keyspan adapters mentioned above, you must follow these steps. Before you begin... - If you have upgraded your computer from Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, or Windows Me, you will have to uninstall any existing Keyspan Serial Adapter software. Please see this faq: http://keyspan.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/keyspan.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3 - If you have attempted to install Keyspan software and were unsuccessful, you will have to uninstall any existing Keyspan Serial Adapter software. Please see this faq: http://keyspan.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/keyspan.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3 Installation Instructions... - MAKE SURE THE KEYSPAN ADAPTER IS NOT CONNECTED TO YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE YOU START !!! 1. Run the latest installer for your Keyspan adapter and connect the Keyspan adapter when the installer has completed the installation process. Note: Please check our website at for the latest drivers. 2. Open the Keyspan Assistant (located in Start -> Programs -> Keyspan) to check which COM port has been assigned to the Keyspan adapter. 3. Configure your serial device to use the COM port from Step 2.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-3] How do I uninstall my Keyspan software on Windows XP?

1. Disconnect any Keyspan adapters (or Digital Media Remote receivers) from your computer. 2. Open the Add/Remove Programs control panel (located in Start -> Settings -> Control Panels) and 'remove' or 'uninstall' any Keyspan software. 3. Connect the Keyspan adapter (or Digital Media Remote receiver) to a USB port on your computer. 3a) If the "Found New Hardware Wizard" appears, cancel or close, disconnect the adapter, and proceed to Step 7... 3b) If the "Found New Hardware Wizard" ** DOES NOT ** appear, Proceed to Step 4... 4. Right-click on the 'My Computer' icon and select 'Properties'. This will open a new window. Click on the 'Hardware' tab and then click the 'Device Manager' button. You will now be in the Device Manager 5. If the Keyspan adapter (or Digital Media Remote receiver) is connected, you should reference to the Keyspan adapter or receiver in one of 3 places in the Device Manager. First, check the 'Other Devices' heading (you can expand this by clicking on the plus (+) sign next to the heading) and see if there any items with a question mark (?) or an exclamation point (!). If you have any items like this, right-click on each one and select the 'remove' or 'uninstall' command. Second, check the 'Universal Serial Bus' heading (you can expand this by clicking on the plus (+) sign next to the heading) and see if there any items with a question mark (?) or an exclamation point (!). If you have any items like this, right-click on each one and select the 'remove' or 'uninstall' command. Lastly, check the 'Ports (COM & LPT)' heading (you can expand this by clicking on the plus (+) sign next to the heading) and see if there any items with a question mark (?) or an exclamation point (!). If you have any items like this, right-click on each one and select the 'remove' or 'uninstall' command. 6. Leaving the Device Manager open, disconnect and reconnect the adapter. 6a) If the "Found New Hardware Wizard" appears, cancel or close, disconnect the adapter (or DMR receiver), and proceed to Step 7... 6b) If the "Found New Hardware Wizard" ** DOES NOT ** appear, repeat Steps 5 - 6 ... 7. Now that you have uninstalled the incompatible software, install the Keyspan software as outlined in the "Installing Keyspan USB Serial Adapters for Windows XP" or "Installing the Digital Media Remote for Windows XP" sections above.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-7] Which Keyspan products are compatible with Windows XP?

The following products work 100% with Windows XP (just follow our Win2000 instructions for installation) *USB Serial Port Products (USA19/QI/QW, USA49W, UPR-112) * USB to Parallel Adapter (UP6C) *Presentation Remote (PR-US2) * any Keyspan USB Hub[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-44] How do I hotsync my Palm in windows?

Before you begin... This Configuration Example assumes that you have already done the following: 1. installed the Keyspan serial port hardware and software 2. installed the Palm Desktop software 3. connected the Palm Serial Cradle hardware to a Keyspan serial port If you have not performed any of the steps mentioned above, please do so before proceeding. Step 1- Check the Keyspan Serial Assistant Before proceeding, you should check to see if the Keyspan serial port is installed correctly. To do this, open the Keyspan Serial Assistant (in Startmenu -> Programs-> Keyspan USB Adapter-> Keyspan Serial Assistant). You will see your adapter listed in the 'Adapter Status' tab box. You should also see the COM port number (ie COM1, COM2, etc.) and the COM Port Status. (IDLE or BUSY). If you see either of these messages, note the Keyspan COM port number (ie COM1, COM2, etc.) and its COM Port Status. (IDLEor BUSY). Step 2 - Set up the Hot Sync Manager Please launch the Hotsync manager setup & follow the steps below. 1) In the General Tab, select the option you want. 2) In the Local Tab set up as follows: Port: com port from keyspan assistant Speed: "as fast as possible" 3) Press "OK" Right click on the hot sync manager icon in the system tray. Make sure ONLY local serial is selected. Now you should be able to sync. Note: If you have a Keyspan USB PDA Adapter, model number USA19 (not the same as the USA19Q or USA19Qi), you must set the speed pull down menu to 57600. This is the maximum speed your adapter is capable of.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-93] Can I HotSync my Palm Pilot with Mac OS X?

Yes. Since Palm's HotSync software is not Mac OS X native, you will need to install the Keyspan 'Classic' software (aka the Mac OS 9.x compatible drivers) and then configure the HotSync Manager Application as you would under Mac OS 9.x. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have installed the Keyspan USB Serial Adapter Family driver for Mac OS X, you MUST uninstall it before installing the Keyspan 'Classic' software. The two drivers are not compatible with each other.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-117] How do I configure my Blackberry with the Keyspan High Speed USB Serial Adapter (USA-19W)?

The Keyspan High Speed USB Serial Adapter (USA-19W) has been tested with the Blackberry & is compatible. Below are steps on how to set it up... Please make sure you have installed the latest Keyspan software and have the adapter plugged directly into your built-in USB port before following the steps below. 1) Right click on My Computer > Properties > Device Manager 2) In the Device Manager window, click on port & see which Com Port the Keyspan adapter registered in. (Remember this Com Port because you need to select it in the step 5) 3) Click on Start > Programs > Black Berry > Destop Manager. This will open up the Desktop Manager Window 4) In this window, click on Options > Serial Settings 5) Set Port Number to the assigned Keyspan Com port (from step 2) 6) Set speed to 115200 (this is the maximum speed in Blackberry software) 7) Click on Enable USB to Serial Converter Compatibility box & then click Detect 8) A warning will come up & said: "Please ensure that the handheld is connected properly." Please make sure it is & hit OK 9) It will take approx 2-3 seconds for it to detect the handheld & another message will display: "Success: Handheld found on Com #..." and you should be all set.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-156] How do I change the Keyspan COM port? How do I change my Keyspan COM port number?

Before you begin... This Configuration Example assumes that you have already done the following: Installed the latest Keyspan software for your product from: www.keyspan.com/downloads Step 1 - Verify the Keyspan com port in the Keyspan Serial Assistant To do this, go to the 'Start' menu -> 'Programs' -> 'Keyspan ...' -> Keyspan Serial Assistant. This will open the Keyspan Serial Assistant. In the Keyspan Serial Assistant, click on the 'Adapter Status' tab. This will show your Keyspan adapter and the current COM port number (ie COM4, COM 5, etc.). Step 2 - Changing the com port Click 'Port Mapping' tab. Once you are in the 'Port Mapping' section select or highlight the Keyspan COM port that you wish to change. With your Keyspan COM port highlighted, select the COM port number that you wish to change to from 'COM Port mapping for the selected adapter port' pull down menu. Important: Please note that you can select any COM port you wish however, you may notice that certain ports are 'in use'. This may mean that there is hardware connected to these COM ports or they have been reserved for the operating system or other software. Changing the COM port mapping to a COM port that is in use may render any hardware and/or software using that port inoperable. Once you have finished setting up the new COM port number, click on the 'Adapter Status' tab in the Keyspan Serial Assistant to verify your new COM port number. Background Info: Changing a COM port is not recommended and can cause serious problems with your computer. You need to change you COM port for two reasons: A) you software doesn't follow the rules for find serial ports and only looks for certain ports. and B) your Keyspan adapter could not be a COM port in this range because other software and/or devices have reserved earlier ports (ie if you Keyspan Adapter is on COM8, that means COM1 through 7 are in use) When possible, you should contact your software vendor to solve issue 'A'. Unfortunately, issue 'B' cannot be solved without changing the COM port. To try to solve issue, please contact the makers of your software and see if they have software that is compatible with Windows 2000 or XP. This means that a) they have tested their software with these operating system and b) their software can see ALL serial ports. This is the recommended option and you should try this option first. If you software vendor need information on how to find COM ports, tell them that Microsoft has plenty of sample code available. Keyspan also has developer information at: http://www.keyspan.com/downloads/ (scroll down to the bottom of the page) If software vendor is no longer in business or non-responsive, please try the following alternative... If this is not possible, the Keyspan software allows you to change the COM port. This is not recommended for various reasons. First of all, the Keyspan COM port is created because all previous COM ports are 'reserved' by other software/hardware components. For example, if your Keyspan adapter creates COM9, that means that COM1 through COM8 have all been 'reserved'. Reserved COM ports will not show up in the Windows Device Manager and are often tied to software devices (and not physical serial ports). According to the rules of COM port creation, set by Microsoft, any device that creates a COM port must respect 'reserved' COM ports (ie if COM8 is 'reserved', a device can't become COM8, that device needs to keep trying COM ports until it finds a 'non-reserved' COM port in the Windows registry). That being said, the Keyspan software allows you to overwrite 'reserved' COM ports. This is done via the PORT MAPPING tab in the Keyspan Serial Assistant (see above for instructions). IMPORTANT!!! The Keyspan software will allow you to overwrite 'reserved' COM ports but this can cause serious problems to your computer. This feature is not supported by Keyspan and may not work in all cases depending on the state of your Windows registry. We can provide you information on how to override a COM port but if you have any problems (ie like your hard drive being erased or worse), you will have to solve these issues on your own. TROUBLESHOOTING INFO: This FAQ ASSUMES that A) your COM port is list in the 'Adapter Status' tab AND B) the same COM port is listed in the 'Port Mapping' tab. If your Keyspan adapter is NOT listed in the ADAPTER STATUS tab, contact Keyspan and let us know this information. We can troubleshoot the problem from there. If your Keyspan adapter's COM port is listed in the ADAPTER STATUS tab BUT that COM port is NOT listed in the PORT MAPPING tab, this means that the Keyspan software can't get access to your Windows registry. This can be because A) you don't have Administrator privileges on your Windows 2000/XP computer B) you have some software preventing the Keyspan software from accessing the Windows registry like a virus/virus protection software/spyware app that aggressively protects the registry/or something similar OR C) your Windows registry is damaged. If you have this issue, please let us know if any of these 3 cases apply to you and we will provide further instructions. Related FAQ(s): Title: How does the Keyspan adapter determine its COM port number? URL: http://keyspan.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/keyspan.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=177[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-157] The Keyspan serial assistant reports "no adapter found" in Windows, even though i've installed the Keyspan software & hardware.  The Keyspan serial assistant reports "Extension Found But No Adapter Found" in Mac OS X, even though i've installed

Step 1: Check Keyspan USB Serial Adapter Software Version. The first thing to do is to verify your Keyspan USB Serial Adapter software version. For Mac, you can do this by opening the Keyspan Serial Assistant software (Go -> Applications -> Keyspan Serial Assistant). Click on “Keyspan USB Serial Assistant” next to Apple menu and select “About Keyspan Serial Assistant”. For Windows, launch Keyspan Serial Assistant (Start -> All Programs -> Keyspan USB Serial Adapter -> Keyspan Serial Assistant) and click “Help” tab. You should see “Assistant” under “Module” column and the version number is showed next to “Assistant”.

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[FAQ-158] How do I HotSync my Palm in Mac OS X?

Please see this FAQ: Title: Troubleshooting: Palm on Mac OS X Using Keyspan Serial Ports URL: http://keyspan.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/keyspan.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=371[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-169] Does Keyspan provide Windows XP drivers?

Yes, our latest drivers have been digitally signed by Microsoft and are compatible with Windows XP.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-173] How do I configure my Blackberry?

Note: If you have a Keyspan USB PDA Adapter, model number USA19 (not the same as the USA19Q or USA19Qi), this adapter is not compatible with the Blackberry. Before you begin... This Configuration Example assumes that you have already done the following: installed the latest Keyspan serial port hardware and software installed the latest RIM Desktop software connected the Blackberry hardware to a Keyspan serial port If you have not performed any of the steps mentioned above, please do so before proceeding. Step 1 - Check the device manager. 1) Right click on My Computer, select 'Properties'-> 'Hardware' ->Device Manager 2) In the Device Manager window, click on 'ports' & see which Com Port the Keyspan adapter registered in. (Remember this Com Port because you need to use it later) Step 2 - Setup the RIM Desktop software. 1) Click on Start > Programs > Black Berry > Desktop Manager. This will open up the Desktop Manager Window. 2) Click on Options > Serial Settings 3) Set Port Number to the assigned Keyspan Com port (from above) 4) Set speed to 115200 (this is the maximum speed in Blackberry software) 5) Click on 'Enable USB to Serial Converter Compatibility' box & then click Detect 6) A warning will come up; "Please ensure that the handheld is connected properly." Please make sure it is & hit OK. 7) It will take approx 2-3 seconds for it to detect the handheld & another message will display: "Success: Handheld found on Com #..." and you should be all set![Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-177] How does the Keyspan adapter determine its COM port number?

Keyspan serial adapters create COM ports in the Windows registry just like the COM ports found on older computers. When you first connect a Keyspan adapter, the Keyspan adapter software walks through the Windows registry to find an 'available' COM port number. If COM1 is not available it tries COM2, COM3, etc., until it finds a COM port number that is available. If your Keyspan adapter creates COM4, then COM1 though COM3 are 'busy' or have been 'reserved' for some piece of hardware or software (ie an internal modem, wireless connectivity, etc). The 'Keyspan Serial Assistant' program (located in START menu -> PROGRAMS -> KEYSPAN xxx -> Keyspan Serial Assistant) allows you to view which Keyspan COM port has been created. The Keyspan Serial Assistant's PORT MAPPING tab (found in versions 3.1 or greater) also lets you reassign the Keyspan COM port number to another number as well as "Show All COM Assignments". This is useful if you find that your software is not able to 'see' your Keyspan COM port number (ie the Keyspan adapter is set to COM3 but your software can only see COM1 and COM2).[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-244] Is the Palm Pilot compatible with my Keyspan serial port product and Mac OS 10.X?

The Palm Pilot is compatible with the following Keyspan serial port products under Mac OS 10.X: any Keyspan USB to serial port product (USA28, USA28x, USA19HS, etc)[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-272] Can I use my Keyspan USB device on a USB hub, keyboard, or monitor?

Yes, you can use our USB devices on USB hubs (and USB ports on keyboards and monitors). This is required by the USB specification. However, some third party USB ports (and those in monitors and keyboards) may not follow the USB specification and therefore not provide enough power to our USB devices. If you have a Keyspan USB device and you have problems when you are using it when connected to a USB hub, please connect the Keyspan device to a USB port on your computer. If the problem persists, you have a different problem - please contact Keyspan tech support. If the problem goes away, your USB hub may not sufficiently power your Keyspan device. In this case, please contact the maker of your hub (or monitor or keyboard) for further instructions. If you still need help, please contact Keyspan tech support.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-279] Why do I get the "Keyspan USB Unplug Notice" message on Mac OS X?

The "Keyspan USB Unplug Notice" only appears when you have disconnected a Keyspan USB Serial Adapter when its serial port is "IN USE". "In Use" is actually a term that serial ports use when serial communication is taking place. When a port is not 'In Use', that port is "IDLE". (Sometimes IN USE is also called "BUSY" and "IDLE" is sometime called "Available" in other applications) Disconnecting the Keyspan USB Serial Adapter causes your serial port to be 'removed' from the OS. When you connect the Keyspan adapter again, the serial port gets 'added' again. Removing a serial port (by physically disconnecting the Keyspan adapter) can cause your serial device's software to behave in unexpected ways (ie crash, corrupt data, lose data, etc) since serial programs don't know what to do when the serial port that they're using is removed. For example, if you are using a modem via your Keyspan adapter and you disconnect the physically disconnect the Keyspan adapter from your USB port while you are using the modem (ie faxing, connecting to the internet, etc), you will get the "Keyspan USB Unplug Notice" message. If you are not using your modem, you will not get this message. HOWEVER, there are cases where the Keyspan serial port is 'In Use' even though you think you are not doing anything with your Keyspan device and/or serial device. For example, software that is waiting for serial communication to happen while make the Keyspan adapter 'In Use'. The best example of this is Palm's software. Palm's software has to 'look' for a Palm to request HotSync command. It can only do this if the Palm software if it keeps the serial port 'In Use'. In these cases, you will get the Keyspan USB Unplug Notice" message because the Keyspan adapter is 'In Use' until you either uninstall the Palm software or disable it via the HotSync controls. If you are receiving this message and don't believe your Keyspan adapter is in use, please contact Keyspan tech support for further instructions.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-287] Can I use my Keyspan USB to Serial Adapter with DOS/MS-D0S? I have an older DOS program that communicates with COM ports/serial ports/DB9 ports. Do you have any DOS drivers or any work-around that you could suggest?

Keyspan USB to Serial Adapter create COM ports in Windows. This is done via USB in Windows. Unfortunately, DOS does not have access to USB created in Windows (and therefore can't see the COM ports). This information applies to: - computers directly booting into DOS - computers booted into Windows but using the COMMAND PROMPT (aka DOS prompt, Command Line, etc) to access DOS. For DOS serial ports, you may want to look into a PCI or PCMCIA solution...these types of devices may be seen DOS and/or have specific DOS drivers. Keyspan does not make PCI or PCMCIA based serial solutions for DOS at this time. (Side-Note: Some BIOS' convert allow certain USB devices devices to be seen by DOS by converting them at the BIOS level causing the USB device to be recognized as devices with PCI, PS/2, or other interfaces. This bypasses Windows and there does not have the limitation of USB devices that have USB drivers in Windows. Check your BIOS for information. )[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-292] Can I use a serial printer that worked in Mac OS 8-9 on Mac OS X? I can't get Print Center/Printer Setup Utility to see the Keyspan serial port? I can't get Print Center/Printer Setup Utility to see my serial printer? I bought a Keyspan serial ad

Mac OS X allows you to print in various ways (ie you can print from Mac OS X, Classic [Mac OS 9 emulated within Mac OS X], etc). Because of this, there are different requirements for each method of printing. This FAQ outlines the most common methods and discusses requirements for each. - - - To print from Mac OS X applications to a serial printer, you will need: - a Mac OS X SERIAL printer driver for your printer (provided by your printer manufacturer or a 3rd party) - an Mac OS X serial port (like the one that is created by the Keyspan serial port hardware and software) If you have both of the above, please refer to you printer driver's documentation for instructions on how to select a serial port. Once you find the location where to select a serial port, your Keyspan serial port will appear in the list of ports or can be entered as an option. Notes: While Keyspan provides the necessary serial port(s) in Mac OS X, most serial printers DO NOT have SERIAL printers drivers for Mac OS X. Some printer manufactures may provide a driver for other connectivity (ie Ethernet) and not provide a printer drivers for serial. These non-serial drivers do not provide the necessary infrastructure to receive a print job from Mac OS and send it via serial port. If your printer's manufacturer doesn't provide a serial driver, you may be able to use 3rd party solutions for your printer such as iProof-X (http://www.iproofsystems.com/index.htm), Gimp-Print (http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php3), and others (see http://www.linuxprinting.org/macosx/). Please refer to these solutions for more information about printing in Mac OS X. - - - - - - To print from Mac OS 9 applications to a serial printer via Classic (Mac OS 9), you will need: - a Mac OS 9 SERIAL printer driver for your printer (provided by your printer manufacturer or a 3rd party) - an Mac OS 9 serial port (like the one that is created by the Keyspan serial port hardware and software) If you have both of the above, please refer to you printer driver's documentation for instructions on how to select a serial port. Once you find the location where to select a serial port (usually the Chooser), your Keyspan serial port will appear in the list of ports or can be entered as an option. This is the same configuration that you used in Mac OS 8-9. IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT USING KEYSPAN DRIVERS IN CLASSIC: If you plan on using Classic, DO NOT INSTALL THE KEYSPAN MAC OS X SERIAL PORT SOFTWARE. If you installed the Keyspan Mac OS X serial port software, UNINSTALL IT. If you leave the Mac OS X driver installed, Classic will not see the Keyspan USB device (because Mac OS X will has exclusive access of that USB device since Mac OS X has a Mac OS X USB driver for it). Keyspan PCI Serial Cards are not supported in Classic since Classic can't see PCI devices. IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT USING CLASSIC VS USING MAC OS 8-9: Classic (Mac OS 9 emulated within Mac OS X) is not the same as Mac OS 8-9. Mac OS 8-9, running natively, have direct access to your Mac's motherboard and therefore have instant access to USB and Serial. Under Classic, Mac OS 9 has to go through Classic, and then to Mac OS X to get access to your Mac's motherboard. For most software, this isn't an issue. However, serial devices tend to be sensitive to timing and Classic can introduce delays in serial communication. Because of this, some serial devices that work under Mac OS 8-9 may not work when running under Classic. For this reason, Keyspan does not recommend using Classic for reliable serial communications. - - -[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-295] What are the Keyspan Tech Support phone and fax numbers? Do you have a phone # to let me talk to a human? Can you call me at so I can troubleshoot with you? Is there a number I can reach you at?

http://www.tripplite.com/EN/support/contact.cfm Please note, Keyspan answers all support requests in the order that they are received, either by phone, email, or fax. Because of this, Keyspan will not call you back if you leave a message or an email asking for a call back. If you need support, please submit a question via our support system or call us at the contact number listed at the link above. INSERT CORRECT LINKS AND PHONE NUMBERS[Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-302] Does Keyspan offer WindowsCE (WinCE/ Windows Mobile 5.0/PocketPC/SmartPhone) drivers for their products (so that I can connect a Keyspan USB device to a WinCE based device)?

In the past, Keyspan has developed WinCE drivers for our USB to Serial adapters for specific WinCE enabled devices (ie NEC MobilePro, Toshiba e740). At the moment, Keyspan does not support WinCE due to the lack of demand for these drivers. If a company would like to contract via Engineering for support on their device, we can review that idea via our customization department (supportdev@keyspan.com). You may want to have your device manufacturer contact us if they require overall serial support for their product. Please note that in order to connect ANY USB device to a WinCE device, your WinCE device MUST HAVE A >>USB HOST PORT. Most WinCE devices have a USB ports for connecting to USB host ports on other devices (ie a WinCE PDA connects to the USB host port on your computer). Most WinCE devices DO NOT HAVE USB HOST capabilities.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-303] Does Keyspan offer any product that will allow me to connect my ADB device to my computer?

Keyspan does not offer a USB to ADB adapter at this time. For the most up-to-date list of our current products, please visit the following URL: http://www.tripplite.com/EN/products/index.cfm POINT TO CORECT LINK[Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-305] How do I access the Windows Device Manager?

- - - - - On Windows Vista: - - - - - * Click the START button * Click 'Control Panel' * Click 'System and Maintenance' * and then Click 'Device Manager'. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. - - - - - On Windows XP: - - - - - * Click the START button on the Windows taskbar * Select CONTROL PANEL from the menu * Select PERFORMANCE AND MAINTENANCE * Select SHOW BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COMPUTER * Select the HARDWARE tab * Click on the DEVICE MANAGER button Alternate Method: * Click the START button on the Windows taskbar * Right-Click the MY COMPUTER button then select PROPERTIES from the popup menu * In the SYSTEM PROPERTIES window that appears, select the HARDWARE tab * Click on the DEVICE MANAGER button Alternate Method 2: * Click the START button on the Windows taskbar * select RUN and type devmgmt.msc - - - - - On Windows 2000: - - - - - * Right-Click the MY COMPUTER icon and select PROPERTIES * Select the HARDWARE tab * Click on the DEVICE MANAGER button Alternate Method: * Click the START button on the Windows taskbar * select RUN and type devmgmt.msc - - - - - On Windows 98 and Me: - - - - - * Right-Click the MY COMPUTER icon and select PROPERTIES * Select the DEVICE MANAGER tab [Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-306] USA19H Supported Baud Rates

On Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP and Mac OS 8-9.x, the Keyspan USA-19HS supports linear baud rates from 0 to 57600 (allowing you to use any baud rate). After 57600, 115200 and 230400 are selectable. On Mac OS X, you're limited to the baud rates supported by the POSIX API.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-320] How do I uninstall the Keyspan Mac OS X software for my Keyspan serial port device?

To uninstall the Keyspan Mac OS X software for Keyspan serial port adapters and cards, please do the following: 1. Open the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT application. This application is located in your APPLICATIONS folder. 2. In the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT, locate the SETTINGS menu. The SETTINGS menu is located in the menu bar at the top of your screen. Note: If you can't locate the SETTINGS menu, quit and reopen the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT. Next find the blue Apple icon in the upper lefthand corner of your screen. Immediately to the right of the blue Apple icon, you will see 'Keyspan Serial Assistant', 'File', and 'Window' menus. The SETTINGS menu is to the right of the 'Window' menu. 3. If you have a Keyspan USB to Serial Adapter (any model), select 'Un-install USB Serial Extension'. If you have a Keyspan SXPro Serial Card, select 'Un-install SXPro Extension'. Note: You may need to enter your user name and password to remove the Keyspan extension. This can either be the same user name and password that you used to install the software or you can use any user name and password that has administrative privilege. 4. Once you have remove the Keyspan extension for your Keyspan product, quit the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT application and drag it to the TRASH. Empty the trash to complete the uninstall process. 5. Uninstall complete.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-334] How can I tell what version of Mac OS X I have installed?

To determine which version of Mac OS X you have installed, please do the following: 1. Go to the Apple menu (the blue Apple icon in the upper left hand corner of the screen). 2. In the Apple menu, select ABOUT THIS MAC. 3. In the ABOUT THIS MAC dialog, the version will be listed as 10.x.x.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-339] Where can I read/download the documentation for the USA-19HS?

The documentation is included on the Keyspan CDROM that came with your Keyspan adapter. [Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-342] Where can I download/view the serial port pinout diagram for my Keyspan serial product?

The pinout diagrams are in the Appendices section of your device's documentation as well as the FAQs listed below. Please note that the pin outs are not available in Mac OS X documentation at this time. Please refer to either the Mac OS 8-9 or Windows documentation as this information is the same in Mac OS X. Documentation can be viewed and downloaded at the following URL: POINT TO CORRECT LINKS[Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-346] What COM port number(s) are assigned to Keyspan serial ports? Do Keyspan serial ports always get assigned the same COM port number?

By default, Keyspan serial ports will become the lowest COM port number available on your Windows installation. The Keyspan software will first attempt to become COM1. If COM1 has been reserved in your Windows registry, the Keyspan software will attempt to become COM2. If COM2 has also been reserved, the Keyspan will continue to try each COM port until it finds the first 'available' COM port. This follows the guidelines set by Microsoft for COM port assignment to prevent serial ports from 'stealing' a COM port number from other device. This also prevents helps prevent corruption of the Windows registry. If your Keyspan adapter becomes COM9, then COM1 through COM8 are 'in use' or 'reserved' in the Windows registry. This does not mean that you physically have 8 serial ports on your computer however it does mean that some piece of software has reserved those COM port numbers. Example of software that can reserve COM port numbers are: - Fax software - Internal modem software/hardware - Bluetooth software/hardware - Your operating system (on some Windows 2000 and XP installation, COM1 and COM2 are reserved by Microsoft) - USB to Serial Adapters (like Keyspan adapters or other 3rd party serial adapters) For most software, you will not need to worry about COM port assignment as Microsoft developer guidelines strongly suggest that all serial applications be able to find ANY COM port number regardless how high the number is. However, older applications, and programs that don't follow Microsoft guidelines, are written so that they can only see certain COM port numbers (ie they can only see COM1-4 and can't communicate with COM5 or greater). IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have one of these older programs, we suggest that you contact your software vendor to see if there is a software update that follows Microsoft's guidelines for COM port communication. If such an update is not available, the Keyspan Serial Assistant software allows you to change the Keyspan adapter's COM port number. If you are trying to change to lower COM port number, please note that you are overwriting a COM port that has been reserved by another application. The process of overwriting a COM port is not dangerous, however some software may try to overwrite the Keyspan COM port if it senses that it's COM port has been 'stolen'. This may lead to any number of problems including: a) damage to your Windows registry b) an un-bootable Windows partition and/or c) damage to the Windows registry so that no serial ports ever work again (including ANY serial port, not just Keyspan serial ports). If this happens, you may need to reinstall Windows, erase your hard drive and reinstall Windows, or worse. Because of this, COM port re-assignment is not recommended unless you are willing to take these chances. If you still wish to change your COM port, please see the Changing COM port FAQ on Keyspan's website or read your adapter's documentation on how to change your Keyspan COM port number.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-350] Will the USA-19HS drivers work with the USA-19, USA-19Qi, USA-19W, or USA-19QW?

Will the USA-19HS drivers work with the USA-19, USA-19Qi, USA-19W, or USA-19QW? On Mac OS X, Keyspan included one driver for all Keyspan USA-xxx model numbers. On Windows and Mac OS 8-9.x, you will to the appropriate driver for your specific Keyspan model number. For example, the USA-19HS driver will only work with adapters that have the model number USA-19HS and will not work with a USA-19QW adapter. If you have more than one model of Keyspan adapter, install the drivers for all your adapters. You can have multiple drivers coexist on the same computer. Note: You can download the correct driver for your USA-19HS Keyspan device at the following URL: http://www.tripplite.com/en/products/model.cfm?txtSeriesID=518&EID=13384&txtModelID=3914 A Note For Users With Multiple Adapters (with different model numbers): If you have multiple Keyspan adapters with the with different model numbers, please note you will need to the correct drivers for your adapters. If you have a USA-19/USA-19Qi and a USA-19HS, you will need to install both the USA-19/USA-19Qi and USA-19HS drivers. If you have a USA-19W/USA-19QW and a USA-19HS, you will need to install both the USA-19W/USA-19QW and USA-19HS drivers. Drivers for the USA-19, USA-19X, USA-19Qi and USA-19QW are not available via the Tripp Lite download venue as these products were discontinued prior to the product/ brand acquisition. We have been informed that previous driver versions are available for the discontinued product as sites like Version Tracker. Tripp Lite can not verify or recommend these driver downloads for the discontinued product line and cannot provide support if issues arise.[Last Updated: Nov 23, 2009]

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[FAQ-351] How Do I Register My Keyspan Product?

Send an email to saleshelp@tripplite.com with the following information: First Name: Last Name: Email Address: Product Purchased: Date Purchased: Comments: The body of your email should like the following: First Name: Jane Last Name: Doe Email Address: janedoe@myisp.com Product Purchased: Keyspan xxx (Model# xxx-xx) Date Purchased: 01/20/1998 Comments: xxx yyy zzz [Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-353] What does the following error mean? ERROR MESSAGE: - - 16 bit Windows Subsystem C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32/AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS adn Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

This is a known Microsoft error.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-363] Does Keyspan sell/make a DB-9 to Din-8 adapter cable?

Keyspan does not sell/make a DB-9 to Din-8 adapter cable. Please note: If you are looking for a DB-9 to Din-8 adapter cable, the internal wiring for such a cable is very important. Some serial devices require specific wiring. Please check with your serial device's software/hardware manufacturer for information about getting the correct DB-9 to Din-8 adapter cable for your use.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-364] What Keyspan are compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 (aka Tiger)? Is my Keyspan product compatible with Tiger (Mac OS X v 10.4.x)?

April 29, 2005. - - - - - Overview - - - - - In general, most current Keyspan products are compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 (aka Tiger) provided that you install the latest Keyspan drivers for your specific device. These drivers are freely available via Keyspan's website (http://www.keyspan.com/). Please note that if are connecting an additional hardware device to your Keyspan product (ie, you are connecting a printer to the Keyspan USB Server, connecting a PDA to a Keyspan serial adapter), you may need to ALSO need to download 10.4 compatible software for your device. IMPORTANT INFO FOR 10.3 USERS WHO HAVE OR ARE UPGRADING TO 10.4.x: If you have installed Keyspan USB Server software 1.3.x under Mac OS X 10.3 and upgrade to 10.4, please note that you will have to reinstall the Keyspan software under 10.4. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - USB Server (US-4A) and Print Server (PS-4A) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - USB Server and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) Compatibility: Version 1.2.x (and previous versions) ARE NOT COMPATIBLE with Mac OS X 10.4. USB Server software version 1.3 is compatible with 10.3 and 10.4. USB Server software version 1.3 or greater is available at the following link: http://www.keyspan.com/downloads/ Please note that version 1.3 is only compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.x-10.4.x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Digital Media Remote/Express Remote/Remote for iTunes SOFTWARE and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) Compatibility: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The current 2.2 (and greater) version of Digital Media Remote/Express Remote software is compatible and has been tested with Mac OS X 10.4. NOTE FOR EXPRESS REMOTE/AIRPORT EXPRESS USERS: Express Remotes connected to AirPort Express units do not require Keyspan software. If you have already configured your Express Remote to work on an AirPort Express unit, your functionality should will work in Mac OS X 10.4. - - - - - - - - - - Presentation Remote - - - - - - - - - - The Presentation Remote is compatible with 10.4. When you connect the Presentation Remote's receiver to your USB port, you will receive a window asking you to configure a keyboard. When this window appears, close the window and your Presentation Remote will work as it normally would. Please note, we had a beta driver that would allow you remap the keys of your Presentation Remote. This software was discontinued prior to Mac OS X 10.4's release and therefore not Mac OS X 10.4 compatible. Keyspan is looking into relaunching this software sometime in the future. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - USB to Serial Adapter and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) Compatibility (any model) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The current 1.8 version of USB to Serial Adapter software is compatible and has been tested with Mac OS X 10.4. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SXPro and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) Compatibility: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The current 1.2 version of USB to Serial Adapter software is compatible and has been tested with Mac OS X 10.4. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Other Keyspan Products and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) Compatibility: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Other Keyspan products that do not require any special software (such as USB hubs, mice, USB to Parallel cables) installation are expected to continue to work on Mac OS X 10.4. Please note that if you are additional 3rd party software with Keyspan devices (ie GimpPrint, mouse drivers, etc), please contact the vendor of your software for their Mac OS X 10.4 compatibility information. - - - - - - - Final Notes - - - - - - - If you wish to be notified by email when this FAQ is updated, please click the NOTIFY ME... button at the bottom of this FAQ.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-365] Where can I download the Mac OS X software/driver for my Keyspan USB to Serial Adapter (any model)?

- - - - - - - - - - Where To Download - - - - - - - - - - You can download and view the latest version of the your adapter's software/driver and documentation at: POINT TO CORRECT LINK - - - - - - - - - Current Version - - - - - - - - - As of January 8, 2006, the current version of the Keyspan Serial Adapter driver for Mac OS X (which includes support for ALL Keyspan USB to serial adapters) is: - version 2.3 For release notes, see the ReadMe that displays in the installer (it appears prior to the installation).[Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-367] Is the Apple LaserWriter II/IIf compatible with a Keyspan serial port adapter / card?

The Apple LaserWriter II/IIf is a 'LocalTalk' (aka AppleTalk) printer. Keyspan serial ports use serial protocols but do not support the 'LocalTalk' protocol. This information applies to Mac OS 8.x - 9.x and Mac OS X. If your Apple LaserWriter has a serial driver (like the LaserWriter LS or LaserWriter 300), you will be able to select the Keyspan serial port in the Chooser in Mac OS 8-9. Note: LaserWriters have a Din8 port on the back of the printer. This is same port found on Keyspan serial ports. While you can physically connect a LaserWriter printer to a Keyspan serial port, you can only print if you have a serial driver. At this time, only the LaserWriter 300 and LaserWriter LS have serial drivers. Other LaserWriters only have LocalTalk drivers.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-369] Can I connect multiple Keyspan USB serial adapters to my Mac computer?

Yes, multiple Keyspan USB to serial adapters may be connected to your computer. You can connect up to 8 Keyspan USB to Serial adapters (any model) to your computer to provide multiple serial ports. TECHNICAL NOTE FOR MAC OS 8-9.x USERS: If you use the 'Emulate Printer/Modem Port' feature, please note that you can only use this feature on one Keyspan adapter as the MODEM and PRINTER port can only be emulated once (since traditionally there has only been one MODEM port and one PRINTER port on Macs). Other Keyspan adapters on your computer will create CommToolBox Savvy ports that can be used by software that can see all serial ports (as opposed to software that can only see the MODEM and/or PRINTER port). [Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-370] Can I connect multiple Keyspan usb serial adapters to my Windows computer?

Yes, multiple Keyspan USB to serial adapters may be connected to your computer. You can connect up to 8 Keyspan USB to Serial adapters (any model) to your computer to provide multiple serial ports. IF YOU NEED MORE THAN 8 COM PORTS: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If you need more than 8 COM ports, we recommend that you use the Keyspan USB 4-Port Serial Adapter (http://www.keyspan.com/products/usb/USA49w/). You can connect up 8 USB 4-Port Serial Adapters to get 32 COM ports. If you need additional COM ports, you can also connect 8 Keyspan single port adapters for a total of 40 COM ports. TECHNICAL NOTE: - - - - - - - - If you have multiple adapter, we recommend that you use the 'Geographic Port Mapping' setting in the Keyspan Serial Assistant's PORT MAPPING tab. This feature allows COM ports to be assigned to a specific USB port making it easier to find which COM port is assigned to which adapter. By default, Keyspan serial adapters are configured to use 'Dynamic Port Mapping' for COM port assignment. When using only one adapter, a COM port is assigned to a single adapter and that adapter retains the same COM port number regardless which USB port the adapter is connected to. For example, if you the Keyspan adapter is assigned COM5, the Keyspan adapter will stay on COM5 regardless of which USB port you connect the adapter to. When using multiple Keyspan USB to serial adapters, 'Dynamic Port Mapping' will assign COM ports on a first come, first serve basis. For example, if you have 2 adapters, adapter 'A' and adapter 'B', that get assigned COM5 and COM6 respectively, and you reboot your computer, adapter 'A' may become COM6 if adapter 'B' is seen first. Because you can't predict which adapter will be found first, you may find that your COM port numbers will jump from adapter to adapter. Because of this, we recommend that you use the 'Geographic Port Mapping' feature. The 'Geographic Port Mapping' feature assigned COM ports based on the geographic location of the USB port that the Keyspan adapter is connected to. For example, if you connect Keyspan adapter 'A' to the USB port on the front of your computer and get COM5 and then connect adapter 'B' to the USB port on the back of your computer to get COM6, and then swap adapter 'A' and 'B', the front USB port will stay on COM5 and the back USB port will stay on COM6. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CONNECT MORE THAN 8 KEYSPAN ADAPTERS OF THE SAME MODEL NUMBER - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If you connect more than 8 Keyspan adapters (of the same model number) to one computer, the 9th adapter will not be recognized by the Keyspan driver. Windows will detect the device but it will not load the driver for the device.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-371] Troubleshooting: Palm on Mac OS X Using Keyspan Serial Ports

Step 1: Check The Keyspan Serial Assistant / Connect The Keyspan Adapter - - - - - If you have not installed the Keyspan software, please install it before proceeding. Once the Keyspan software is installed, connect the Keyspan adapter to your computer's USB port. Since we are troubleshooting, connect the Keyspan adapter directly into a USB port on your computer and not a USB port on a USB hub, keyboard, or monitor (you can connect the Keyspan adapter later to the desired port - connecting the adapter to a built in USB port eliminates problems introduced by USB ports on USB hub, keyboards, and mice). Now that the Keyspan adapter is connected to a built in USB port, open the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT application. This application is found in your APPLICATIONS folder in Mac OS X. Once the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT is open, you should be able to see your Keyspan adapter listed in the Keyspan Serial Assistant window. [Step 1: Option A: SUCCESS: Adapter Shows Up In Keyspan Serial Assistant Window] If your adapter shows up in the Keyspan Serial Assistant window, click the triangle on the LEFT of your adapter's name. This will show the name of the port that was created by your adapter (ie USAxxxyyy.p1). Please take note of this port name as we will need this in Step 3. Once you have noted the port name, close the Keyspan Serial Assistant and proceed to Step 2. [Step 1: Option A: FAILURE :Adapter DOES NOT SHOW UP In Keyspan Serial Assistant Window] If your adapter does not show up in the Keyspan Serial Assistant window, please inform Keyspan tech support of this and let us know which specific Keyspan product (name and part number) you are using. We will be able to assist you from this point on. Step 2: Open the Palm Desktop Software For Mac OS X - - - - - Open the Palm Desktop Software for Mac OS X. If you do not know how to do this or what this means, contact Palm tech support or read the Palm Mac OS X documentation. Once you have opened the Palm Desktop application proceed to Step 3. Step 3: Access The HotSync Manager And Select the Keyspan Port (from Step 1) - - - - - In the Palm Desktop Software, open the HotSync menu (located in the menu bar) and select SETUP. This will open a window with two tabs. Click the HOTSYNC CONTROL tab (the left tab). In the HOTSYNC CONTROL tab, set HOTSYNC to DISABLED (this needs to be done anytime you make a change to the HotSync options on your computer). Next, click the CONNECTION SETTINGS tab. In the CONNECTION SETTINGS tab, you should see a list of connection types with check boxes to the left the connection names. Once the connections/ports will be your Keyspan adapter. Turn ON the Keyspan connection and turn OFF all of the other (including USB). IMPORTANT!!! Match the port shown in the CONNECTION SETTINGS tab to the port name from Step 1. The names MUST match. Once you have verified this, click the HOTSYNC CONTROL tab. In the HOTSYNC CONTROL, set the HOTSYNC to ENABLED. You have now told the Palm software to use the Keyspan serial port. If you have an adapter with an embedded light, you should notice that the light is solid and not blinking slowly. Proceed to Step 4. Step 4: Try To HotSync - - - - - You should now try to HotSync. [Step 4: Option A: SUCCESS: HOTSYNC Works] If HotSync works, you are finished. If are are moving your adapter to a different USB port, please note that you will need to repeat steps 1-3. [Step 4: Option B: PARTIAL SUCCESS: HotSync Starts But I'm Asked To Create A User] If the HotSync start but you are asked to create a user account, this means that the serial connection has completed but the HotSync needs to create a 'user account' on your computer before proceeding. This is normal and part of the PALM HotSync process when you first HotSync your Palm device to a new computer. If you need help, contact Palm or read the Palm documentation on what to do next. [Step 4: Option C: PARTIAL SUCCESS: HotSync Starts But Gets Stuck On ESTABLISHING CONNECTION] If the HotSync starts but your computer screen and Palm device get stuck on ESTABLISHING CONNECTION, this means that the serial connect has completed but the Palm software is trying to match find a Palm 'User' file on your computer to HotSync with. Since it cannot find the correct file, it get stuck. This is usually caused by bad installation of the Palm software or by having multiple copies of the Palm Desktop Software (and therefore multiple Palm 'User' files) on your computer. For help with this matter, contact Palm tech support for help with cleaning up this issue. [Step 4: Option D: FAILURE: Nothing Happens] If nothing happens when you try to HotSync, repeat this process a second time. If it still fails, contact Keyspan tech support. [Step 4: Option E: FAILURE: Something else] If something else happens when you try to HotSync, please let Keyspan tech support what happens when you try to HotSync and we will direct you from there.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-372] I cannot open the 'Advanced Settings' screen in the Keyspan Serial Assistant in Mac OS X's Classic? When I click on the 'Advanced Settings' button, nothing happens. Why can't Classic users get to the relevant control panel (the Advanced Settings in th

This is a known bug in Mac OS X's Classic mode (Mac OS 9.x running within Mac OS X). Description/How To Reproduce: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - When in Classic, open the Keyspan Serial Assistant. In the Keyspan Serial Assistant window, click the 'Advanced Settings' button. Nothing will happen. Notes: - - - - Under normal circumstances, clicking the 'Advanced Settings' button will open the Keyspan Manager window. This works on Macs that have been booted directly into Mac OS 9.x. The 'Advanced Settings' window is only needed if you need to enable MODEM/PRINTER PORT EMULATION, or enable EPSON SUPPORT for certain Epson serial printers. Workaround(s): - - - - - - - - A) Boot your Mac directly into Mac OS 9. B) Open the Keyspan Manager directly. The Keyspan xxx Manager application is located in the root level of your Mac OS 9 SYSTEM FOLDER (the SYSTEM FOLDER directoty/folder is found in your Macintosh HD icon. Note that the SYSTEM FOLDER folder (that contains Mac OS 9.x) is different from the SYSTEM folder (that contains your Mac OS X system files)[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-373] HotSync Completes Successfully But Data Is Not Updated In Palm Desktop

If the HotSync has completed successfully, then the communication between your Palm handheld and the Keyspan is working correctly however your data is either being put under a different 'User' account or your 'Conduit' settings are incorrect. Please contact Palm tech support for help with solving these issues. If you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact TrippLite Teh Support[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-377] Can I use my serial Wacom Intuos/ArtZ tablet in Mac OS X? Is my Wacom serial tablet compatible in Mac OS X? Can I use a serial Wacom tablet with my Keyspan adapter in Mac OS X?

Keyspan serial adapters/cards provide serial ports to Mac OS X. These serial ports can then be used by the software for your serial device (ie the Wacom drivers/software). In Mac OS 8.6-9.x, Wacom provided these drivers for their ADB, serial, and USB based tablets. In Mac OS X, Wacom only has drivers for their USB tablets. For more details, please read Wacom's FAQ regarding this topic (http://www.wacom.com/faqs/knowledge_search.cfm?id=185). If you need to use your serial Wacom tablet in Mac OS X, you will need to obtain a 3rd party driver, such as 'TabletMagic' (http://tabletmagic.sourceforge.net/). Please contact the vendor of these drivers for more information. IMPORTANT NOTE: Wacom's serial drivers WILL NOT WORK UNDER CLASSIC. CLASSIC is Mac OS 9.x running within Mac OS X. If your Mac runs Mac OS 9.x directly (ie not within Mac OS X), Wacom's driver's will work.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-378] When I open the Keyspan Serial Assistant application, I get an error message that states "Keyspan USB Serial Extension found, but no devices found"? What does this mean?

The error message 'Keyspan USB Serial Extension found, but no devices found' means that: 1) you've successfully installed the Keyspan Mac OS X software for Keyspan USB to Serial Adapters 2) the Keyspan software has tried to locate a Keyspan USB to Serial adapter but could not find one connected to your computer. If you receive this message, quit the Keyspan Serial Assistant application and try the following: * Disconnect the Keyspan adapter from your USB port. Next, connect the Keyspan adapter directly onto a USB port on the Mac. Do not connect the adapter to a Hub, keyboard, or monitor as these devices may be causing the problem. Once the adapter is connected directly to your computer, open the Keyspan Serial Assistant. If you no longer receive the error message, please read this FAQ 272 (http://keyspan.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/keyspan.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=272) * If you are using a G5 and the Keyspan adapter is connected to the front USB port on the G5, connect the adapter to one of the back USB ports. If the Keyspan adapter is connected to the back USB ports, connect it to the front. If this solves the issue, please contact Keyspan for further assistance. * if you have tried the above and your are still getting the error message, connect the Keyspan adapter to a USB port on your Mac. Then open the Apple System Profiler (go to the APPLE menu, select ABOUT THIS MAC, then click the MORE INFO... button). In the Apple System Profiler, locate the USB heading (in 10.3-10.4, the USB heading is in the left column. Click the heading name to see what USB devices you Mac detects. In Mac OS 10.2.x, click the DEVICES AND VOLUMES tab and scroll down to the USB heading. You may need to click the triangle icon to see what USB devices you Mac detects). In the USB heading, do you have an entry for 'TUSB3410 Boot Device'? If you do, contact Keyspan tech support for additional info. If you do not see the entry for 'TUSB3410 Boot Device', please copy this information and submit it to Keyspan tech support for further assistance.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-379] TUSB3410 Boot Device

The 'TUSB3410 Boot Device' item in the Apple System Profiler or in the Windows Device Manager means that your Keyspan adapter is defective. If you are in the US, we ask that you contact Keyspan directly for an immediate replacement of your unit. If you are outside of the US, please contact Keyspan for a distributor in country that will replace this unit for you.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-386] Can I connect a USB device to a serial port? Can I connect a USB trackball/mouse to the serial port on a computer? I have a older computer with a DB9 port but no USB port. I would like to know if they make a cable that will plug into the DB9 port that wi

Serial ports can only be used to connect serial devices. You cannot connect a USB device to serial port due to the limitations in serial ports (including the fact that serial ports aren't as fast as USB ports). This is the case where you have a USB device but your computer does not have USB ports. * If you have serial device and your computer does not have serial port, you can add a Keyspan adapter that would add a serial port to your computer. This is the case where you have a serial device and your computer does not have serial ports. * if you have USB device and your computer does not have USB ports, you can add a Keyspan USB Card to your computer. We have CardBus cards for laptops and PCI cards for desktop computers. ADDITIONAL NOTES ABOUT PS/2 PORTS: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - In some cases, you may be able to connect a USB keyboard and USB mice to PS/2 port. Some USB mice and keyboards include a PS/2 to USB adapter (PS/2 to USB allows you to connect a USB keyboard and/or mouse to a PS/2 port). Please note that these adapters ONLY work with selected keyboards and mice. Keyspan does not sell these adapters.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-388] Where can I download Windows software/drivers for my Keyspan USA-19H/USA-19HS USB to Serial Adapter?

- - - - - - - - - - Where To Download - - - - - - - - - - You can download and view the latest version of the your adapter's software/driver and documentation at: POINT TO CORRECT LINK - - - - - - - - - Current Version - - - - - - - - - As of January 8, 2006, the current version of the Keyspan Serial Adapter driver for Mac OS X (which includes support for ALL Keyspan USB to serial adapters) is: - version 3.4 (gm - WHQL certified) - version 3.6 (beta-non WHQL)[Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-395] Can I use my serial device in Classic? My serial device used to work in Mac OS 9 but no longer works in Classic....

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT USING CLASSIC VS USING MAC OS 8-9: Classic (Mac OS 9 emulated within Mac OS X) is not the same as Mac OS 8-9. Mac OS 8-9, running natively, have direct access to your Mac's motherboard and therefore have instant access to USB and Serial. Under Classic, Mac OS 9 has to go through Classic, and then to Mac OS X to get access to your Mac's motherboard. For most software, this isn't an issue. However, serial devices tend to be sensitive to timing and Classic can introduce delays in serial communication. Because of this, some serial devices that work under Mac OS 8-9 may not work when running under Classic. For this reason, Keyspan does not recommend using Classic for reliable serial communications. [Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-402] How do I uninstall Keyspan Serial Adapter software on Windows?

To uninstall the Keyspan Windows software for Keyspan USB to Serial Adapters, please do the following: Step 1: Disconnect the Keyspan serial adapter from your computer's USB port. Close any applications that are running. Step 2: Open the "Add or Remove Programs" in control panel (located in START menu -> SETTINGS -> CONTROL PANELS ) Step 3: After "Add or Remove Programs" has finished populating the program list, select the appropriate Keyspan Serial Adapter software and click the "Change/Remove" button (i.e. If you have USA-19HS, select "Keyspan USB Serial Adapter", then click the "Change/Remove" button). Step 4: The InstallShield Wizard will open and you will see three choices: MODIFY, REPAIR and REMOVE. Select "Remove" option and then click the "Next" button to continue the uninstall process. Note: You will receive a warning message: "Do you want to remove the Keyspan High Speed USB Serial Adapter Software? You must UNPLUG THE ADAPTER before continuing." Click "OK" to close this window if you have already disconnected your adapter. If you missed Step 1, please disconnect the Keyspan adapter now and then click the "OK" button "OK" button to continue. Step 5: The uninstall process will begin. When it is complete, click the "Finish" button to finish the uninstall process.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-403] Difference Between USA-19/Q/Qi/X, USA-19W/QW, and USA-19HS What is the difference between the USA-19/Q/Qi/X, USA-19W/QW, and USA-19HS?

Over the years, Keyspan has made several adapters in the USA-19 line. The USA-19 line is defined as [U]sb [S]erial [A]dapters with [1] DB[9] port (these characteristics make up the part number [USA-19]). The following information outlines the difference between each variant of the USA-19 line: Product Name: USB PDA Adapter Model Numbers: USA-19, USA-19x, USA-19Q, USA-19Qi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The models in the USB PDA Adapter line (models USA-19, USA-19x, USA-19Q, USA-19Qi) were designed for connecting Palm Pilots, Wacom tablets, and other PDAs to Mac and Windows computers. These adapters only had enough serial capabilities to communicate with PDAs and graphics tablets and therefore using these adapters with serial devices that aren't PDAs or graphics tablets IS NOT RECOMMENDED (the USA-19HS is the recommended adapter for any serial device). Within the USB PDA Adapter line, there are minor differences between the different model numbers. The USA-19/USA-19X (same adapter) has an attached (non-detachable) USB cable that was molded on to the adapter itself. The USA-19Q/USA-19Qi (same adapter) added a status light (LED) in the adapter itself, made the USB cable detachable (the adapter itself has a standard USB type B port that you can attached/detach any USB cable), and was faster than the USA-19/USA-19X (the USA-19/USA-19X supported baud rates up to 57600, the USA-19Q/USA-Qi supported baud rates up to 115200). The USB PDA Adapter line was discontinued in October 2003 due to the fact that most PDAs had migrated from serial connectors to USB connectors. We continue to offer a USB Serial Adapter (part# USA-19HS) that was suitable for connecting serial PDAs to a USB port . Product Name: High Speed USB Serial Adapter Model Numbers: USA-19W, USA-19QW - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The models in the High Speed USB Serial Adapter line (models USA-19W, USA-19QW) were designed for connecting any serial device (PDAs, modems, GPS devices, cell phones, serial intrumentation, etc.) to Mac and Windows computers. These adapters had more sophisticated serial controller chips (aka UARTs) than the USB PDA Adapters and therefore could support more types of serial devices. The USA-19W and USA-19QW are functionally identical however the USA-19W (same adapter) has an attached (non-detachable) USB cable that was molded on to the adapter itself. The USA-19QW added a status light (LED) in the adapter itself and made the USB cable detachable (the adapter itself has a standard USB type B port that you can attached/detach any USB cable). The USA-19W and the USA-19QW supported baud rates up to 230400. The USA-19W and USA-19QW models were discontinued in October 2003 and replaced by the USA-19HS. Product Name: [High Speed] USB Serial Adapter Model Numbers: USA-19HS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The USA-19HS model replaced all of the previous USA-19 adapter models. This adapter is visually and functionally identical to the USA-19QW (detachable cable, status light, speeds up to 230400). The USA-19HS is the only adapter in the USA-19 line that retains its firmware after being disconnected from a USB port (all previous adapters would reinitialize the adapter's firmware every time the adapter was connected to a USB port, every time the you turned on/restarted your computer).[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-405] How do I configure MacGPS Pro to communicate with my GPS (Garmin) and Keyspan adapter on Mac OS X or Mac OS 8-9.x?

=========================== IMPORTANT: This FAQ assumes that you have installed the Keyspan software for your Keyspan serial adapter. If you HAVE NOT INSTALLED the Keyspan software, please do so now. =========================== Configuring Ma[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-406] How can I check to see if my Keyspan serial port is working in Mac OS X? How can I troubleshoot my Keyspan serial port is working in Mac OS X?

There are two parts to troubleshooting a Keyspan serial port and a connection to your serial device: 1. Checking the Keyspan serial port (hardware and software) 2. Checking your serial device (software and hardware) to see if it's using the Keyspan serial port The following instructions will walk you through, step by step, checking the Keyspan serial port in Mac OS X and will also outline the process for checking your serial device. ........................................... Troubleshooting the Keyspan Serial Adapter ........................................... These steps require that you have already installed the Keyspan Mac OS X software for your Keyspan serial port and that you have installed your Keyspan hardware in/on your computer (ie connect your Keyspan adapter to your computer's USB port/make sure that you have installed your SXPro card into your Mac's PCI slot). It is also recommended that you have already read the Keyspan documentation for your Keyspan device and the documentation for your serial device. - - - - - Step 1: Check The Keyspan Serial Assistant / Connect The Keyspan Adapter - - - - - If you have not installed the Keyspan software, please install it before proceeding. If you have a SXPro serial card, please make sure that the card is properly installed in your PCI slot before proceeding. If you have a Keyspan USB to serial adapter, connect the Keyspan adapter to your computer's USB port. Since we are troubleshooting, connect the Keyspan adapter directly into a USB port on your computer and not a USB port on a USB hub, keyboard, or monitor (you can connect the Keyspan adapter later to the desired port - connecting the adapter to a built in USB port eliminates problems introduced by USB ports on USB hub, keyboards, and mice). Now that the Keyspan hardware is installed, open the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT application. This application is found in your APPLICATIONS folder in Mac OS X. Once the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT is open, you should be able to see your Keyspan adapter listed in the Keyspan Serial Assistant window. [Step 1: Option A: SUCCESS: Keyspan Serial Port Shows Up In Keyspan Serial Assistant Window] If your adapter shows up in the Keyspan Serial Assistant window, click the triangle on the LEFT of your adapter's name. This will show the name of the port that was created by your adapter (ie USAxxxyyy.p1). Please take note of this port name as we will need this in Step 3. Once you have noted the port name, close the Keyspan Serial Assistant and proceed to Step 2. [Step 1: Option A: FAILURE :Adapter DOES NOT SHOW UP In Keyspan Serial Assistant Window] If your adapter does not show up in the Keyspan Serial Assistant window, please inform Keyspan tech support of this and let us know which specific Keyspan product (name and part number) you are using. We will be able to assist you from this point on. Step 2: Open the Palm Desktop Software For Mac OS X - - - - - Open the Palm Desktop Software for Mac OS X. If you do not know how to do this or what this means, contact Palm tech support or read the Palm Mac OS X documentation. Once you have opened the Palm Desktop application proceed to Step 3. Step 3: Access The HotSync Manager And Select the Keyspan Port (from Step 1) - - - - - In the Palm Desktop Software, open the HotSync menu (located in the menu bar) and select SETUP. This will open a window with two tabs. Click the HOTSYNC CONTROL tab (the left tab). In the HOTSYNC CONTROL tab, set HOTSYNC to DISABLED (this needs to be done anytime you make a change to the HotSync options on your computer). Next, click the CONNECTION SETTINGS tab. In the CONNECTION SETTINGS tab, you should see a list of connection types with check boxes to the left the connection names. Once the connections/ports will be your Keyspan adapter. Turn ON the Keyspan connection and turn OFF all of the other (including USB). IMPORTANT!!! Match the port shown in the CONNECTION SETTINGS tab to the port name from Step 1. The names MUST match. Once you have verified this, click the HOTSYNC CONTROL tab. In the HOTSYNC CONTROL, set the HOTSYNC to ENABLED. You have now told the Palm software to use the Keyspan serial port. If you have an adapter with an embedded light, you should notice that the light is solid and not blinking slowly. Proceed to Step 4. Step 4: Try To HotSync - - - - - You should now try to HotSync. [Step 4: Option A: SUCCESS: HOTSYNC Works] If HotSync works, you are finished. If are are moving your adapter to a different USB port, please note that you will need to repeat steps 1-3. [Step 4: Option B: PARTIAL SUCCESS: HotSync Starts But I'm Asked To Create A User] If the HotSync start but you are asked to create a user account, this means that the serial connection has completed but the HotSync needs to create a 'user account' on your computer before proceeding. This is normal and part of the PALM HotSync process when you first HotSync your Palm device to a new computer. If you need help, contact Palm or read the Palm documentation on what to do next. [Step 4: Option C: PARTIAL SUCCESS: HotSync Starts But Gets Stuck On ESTABLISHING CONNECTION] If the HotSync starts but your computer screen and Palm device get stuck on ESTABLISHING CONNECTION, this means that the serial connect has completed but the Palm software is trying to match find a Palm 'User' file on your computer to HotSync with. Since it cannot find the correct file, it get stuck. This is usually caused by bad installation of the Palm software or by having multiple copies of the Palm Desktop Software (and therefore multiple Palm 'User' files) on your computer. For help with this matter, contact Palm tech support for help with cleaning up this issue. [Step 4: Option D: FAILURE: Nothing Happens] If nothing happens when you try to HotSync, repeat this process a second time. If it still fails, contact Keyspan tech support. [Step 4: Option E: FAILURE: Something else] If something else happens when you try to HotSync, please let Keyspan tech support what happens when you try to HotSync and we will direct you from there. Step 2: Open the Palm Desktop Software For Mac OS X - - - - - Open the Palm Desktop Software for Mac OS X. If you do not know how to do this or what this means, contact Palm tech support or read the Palm Mac OS X documentation. Once you have opened the Palm Desktop application proceed to Step 3. Step 3: Access The HotSync Manager And Select the Keyspan Port (from Step 1) - - - - - In the Palm Desktop Software, open the HotSync menu (located in the menu bar) and select SETUP. This will open a window with two tabs. Click the HOTSYNC CONTROL tab (the left tab). In the HOTSYNC CONTROL tab, set HOTSYNC to DISABLED (this needs to be done anytime you make a change to the HotSync options on your computer). Next, click the CONNECTION SETTINGS tab. In the CONNECTION SETTINGS tab, you should see a list of connection types with check boxes to the left the connection names. Once the connections/ports will be your Keyspan adapter. Turn ON the Keyspan connection and turn OFF all of the other (including USB). IMPORTANT!!! Match the port shown in the CONNECTION SETTINGS tab to the port name from Step 1. The names MUST match. Once you have verified this, click the HOTSYNC CONTROL tab. In the HOTSYNC CONTROL, set the HOTSYNC to ENABLED. You have now told the Palm software to use the Keyspan serial port. If you have an adapter with an embedded light, you should notice that the light is solid and not blinking slowly. Proceed to Step 4. Step 4: Try To HotSync - - - - - You should now try to HotSync. [Step 4: Option A: SUCCESS: HOTSYNC Works] If HotSync works, you are finished. If are are moving your adapter to a different USB port, please note that you will need to repeat steps 1-3. [Step 4: Option B: PARTIAL SUCCESS: HotSync Starts But I'm Asked To Create A User] If the HotSync start but you are asked to create a user account, this means that the serial connection has completed but the HotSync needs to create a 'user account' on your computer before proceeding. This is normal and part of the PALM HotSync process when you first HotSync your Palm device to a new computer. If you need help, contact Palm or read the Palm documentation on what to do next. [Step 4: Option C: PARTIAL SUCCESS: HotSync Starts But Gets Stuck On ESTABLISHING CONNECTION] If the HotSync starts but your computer screen and Palm device get stuck on ESTABLISHING CONNECTION, this means that the serial connect has completed but the Palm software is trying to match find a Palm 'User' file on your computer to HotSync with. Since it cannot find the correct file, it get stuck. This is usually caused by bad installation of the Palm software or by having multiple copies of the Palm Desktop Software (and therefore multiple Palm 'User' files) on your computer. For help with this matter, contact Palm tech support for help with cleaning up this issue. [Step 4: Option D: FAILURE: Nothing Happens] If nothing happens when you try to HotSync, repeat this process a second time. If it still fails, contact Keyspan tech support. [Step 4: Option E: FAILURE: Something else] If something else happens when you try to HotSync, please let Keyspan tech support what happens when you try to HotSync and we will direct you from there.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-408] When I try install my Keyspan software, I get the following error stating: 'Incompatible version of the RPC stub, error number 0x80070725'. What does this mean?

The error, 'Incompatible version of the RPC stub, error number 0x80070725', is related to certain incorrect installation of certain files. This problem is not Keyspan related but will appear when you have 3rd party software that does not install the correct drivers. For details about this problem and how to fix it, please see the following link at Microsoft's website: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321915[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-411] Do I need a specific modem script for my Keyspan serial port? Can you give me a modem script for my modem?

Modem scripts are basically modem definition files that tell a program (ie AOL, Zterm, Mac OS X's Network System Pref, Dialup Networking, etc) how to interact with a particular modem. These scripts define the modem's default settings. While modem scripts define serial port details like baud rate and communication settings (ie 8-N-1), modem scripts do not specify a specific serial port/COM port to use. From a technical level, modem scripts and serial ports do communicate with each other. The program that initiates the connection first opens the serial port and then uses a modem script. Modem scripts vary from modem to modem, from application to application. Because of this, Keyspan cannot provide modem scripts. If you need a modem script, please contact you modem manufacturer. You may also want to try searching the Internet for 3rd party modem scripts or utilitys that can generate modem scripts. Please note that modem scripts are not tied to serial ports. You do not need a Keyspan specific modem script.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-412] How do I search for serial ports in the Mac OS X Terminal?

To see what Keyspan serial ports have been created via Mac OS X's Terminal (terminal.app), please do the following: 1. Launch the Terminal application (located in /Applications/Utilities/) 2. At the prompt, type: ls /dev/tty.* and hit [return] This will show all serial ports on your Mac. Ports that start with 'Key' or 'USA' are your Keyspan serial ports NOTE: You can also use: ls /dev | grep -E '^(cu\.|tty\.)' to find both the cu and tty ports.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-415] How do I configure Scanvec Amiable's Flexisign to use a Keyspan serial port?

At this time, this information is only provided by Scanvec Amiable (http://www.scanvecamiable.com/). Keyspan can assist you with diagnosing problems specific to your Keyspan adapter. Configuration instructions for Flexisign come from Scanvec Amiable (http://www.scanvecamiable.com/). Keyspan is working with Scanvec Amiable to make this information available via our website. To be notified when we have this information, click the NOTIFY ME... button at the bottom of this FAQ. Instructs For 7.7v2 (Mac OS X Version) 1. Flexsign Pro > Preferences | File | Edit | View|Arrange | Text |Effects |Bitmap|Window | HELP> Preferences > Tools > 2.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-416] What is the USB Pinout?

As per the USB spec: Pin Name Description (typical Cable Color) 1 Vcc +5V DC (Red) 2 D- Data - (White) 3 D+ Data + (Green) 4 Gnd Ground (Black)[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-421] Do Keyspan USB Devices Use IRQ (interrupt request line) addresses?

USB host devices, like USB PCI cards and the USB ports on your computers, are often assigned IRQs. However, by design, all USB devices, not just devices made by Keyspan, do not use IRQ in any way.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-423] Bug: USA-19HS does not work via USB 2.0 hub connected to USB 2.0 port on Mac OS X 10.4.

OVERVIEW: As of version 1.8 of the Keyspan USB Serial Adapter software, the USA-19HS model adapter exhibits unreliable communications when it is connected to a USB 2.0 hub that is in turn connected to a USB 2.0 port on a Mac running Mac OS X 10.4. SYMPTOMS: The USA-19HS will work and then stop working or not work at all/ WORKAROUND(S): - Connect the USA-19HS directly into a builtin port (USB 2.0 or USB 1.1) - Connect the USA-19HS to USB 1.1 hub KEYSPAN ACTION(S) BEING TAKEN: Keyspan is aware of this problem and is working to fix it. ERRATA: This only affects Keyspan model USA-19HS. Other adapters are not affected. This problem is also present in Mac OS X 10.3 but the USA-19HS behaves as expected (no symptoms present).[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-429] Troubleshooting: Palm on Windows Using Keyspan Serial Ports

Step 1: Check The Keyspan Serial Assistant / Connect The Keyspan Adapter - - - - - If you have not installed the latest Keyspan software, please install it before proceeding. The most recent software can be found on our website at (http://www.keyspan.com/downloads/). Once the latest Keyspan software is installed, connect the Keyspan adapter to your computer's USB port. Since we are troubleshooting, connect the Keyspan adapter directly into a USB port on your computer and not a USB port on a USB hub, keyboard, or monitor (you can connect the Keyspan adapter later to the desired port - connecting the adapter to a built in USB port eliminates problems introduced by USB ports on USB hub, keyboards, and mice). Now that the Keyspan adapter is connected to a built in USB port, open the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT application. The 'Assistant' can be located in START menu -> PROGRAMS (or ALL PROGRAMS on XP) -> KEYSPAN xxyy -> Keyspan xxyy Serial Assistant. Once the Assistant is opened, click to the ADAPTER STATUS tab (this is the first tab on the left of the Assistant Window). IMPORTANT: If the first tab is labeled 'DEVICE STATUS' and not 'ADAPTER STATUS' STOP RIGHT HERE. You have older Keyspan software and you MUST UPGRADE TO THE LATEST VERSION BEFORE PROCEEDING. You will need to uninstall the Keyspan software you have via the ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS control panel. Once the older software has been removed, restart your computer and download and install the latest Keyspan software from Keyspan's website (http://www.keyspan.com/downloads/). In the ADAPTER STATUS tab, you will see your Keyspan adapter listed, the Keyspan adapter's COM port number (or numbers if you have a Keyspan adapter with multiple serial ports). You will also see the Keyspan COM port's status listed as either IDLE or BUSY. You should see something like this: COM###:IDLE or COM###:BUSY ->> OPTION 1: - If you DO NOT see a COM port and Status in the ADAPTER STATUS tab, STOP NOW and contact Keyspan for help. For faster assistance, let us know that you do not see a COM port and Status in the ADAPTER STATUS tab. ->> ->> OPTION 2: -/+ If you SEE a COM port and its Status is BUSY in the ADAPTER STATUS tab, there is a program already using the Keyspan COM port. This could utilimately be the program you want to configure or another program that has 'stolen' the port from you. Proceed to STEP 2. ->> ->> OPTION 3: + If you SEE a COM port and its Status is IDLE in the ADAPTER STATUS tab, note the port number (ie COM4, COM11, etc), and proceed to STEP 2. ->> Step 2: Open the Palm Desktop Software For Windows - - - - - Open the Palm Desktop Software for Windows. If you do not know how to do this or what this means, contact Palm tech support or read the Palm Windows' documentation. Once you have opened the Palm Desktop application proceed to Step 3. Step 3: Access The HotSync Manager And Select the Keyspan Port (from Step 1) - - - - - In the Palm Desktop Software, open the HotSync menu and select SETUP. This will open a window with four tabs. Click the LOCAL tab, this will display the Serial port and Speed pull down menus. Select your Keyspan COM port in the Serial port pull down menu (see step 1 in this example). Select 'As Fast As Possible' from the Speed pull down menu (IF YOU HAVE A USA-19X OR USA-19 select 57600). Right click on HotSync Manager icon in your system tray (the red and blue circle icon in the lower right hand corner of your screen). Turn ON only "Local Serial" and turn OFF all of the other (including USB). You have now told the Palm software to use the Keyspan serial port. If you have an adapter with an embedded light, you should notice that the light is solid and not blinking slowly. Proceed to Step 4. Step 4: Try To HotSync - - - - - You should now try to HotSync. [Step 4: Option A: SUCCESS: HOTSYNC Works] If HotSync works, you are finished. If are are moving your adapter to a different USB port, please note that you will need to repeat steps 1-3. [Step 4: Option B: PARTIAL SUCCESS: HotSync Starts But I'm Asked To Create A User] If the HotSync start but you are asked to create a user account, this means that the serial connection has completed but the HotSync needs to create a 'user account' on your computer before proceeding. This is normal and part of the PALM HotSync process when you first HotSync your Palm device to a new computer. If you need help, contact Palm or read the Palm documentation on what to do next. [Step 4: Option C: PARTIAL SUCCESS: HotSync Starts But Gets Stuck On ESTABLISHING CONNECTION] If the HotSync starts but your computer screen and Palm device get stuck on ESTABLISHING CONNECTION, this means that the serial connect has completed but the Palm software is trying to match find a Palm 'User' file on your computer to HotSync with. Since it cannot find the correct file, it get stuck. This is usually caused by bad installation of the Palm software or by having multiple copies of the Palm Desktop Software (and therefore multiple Palm 'User' files) on your computer. For help with this matter, contact Palm tech support for help with cleaning up this issue. [Step 4: Option D: FAILURE: Nothing Happens] If nothing happens when you try to HotSync, repeat this process a second time. If it still fails, contact Keyspan tech support. [Step 4: Option E: FAILURE: Something else] If something else happens when you try to HotSync, please let Keyspan tech support what happens when you try to HotSync and we will direct you from there.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-432] How do I repair disk permissions in OS X? Question 2: Can you tell me how to repair permissions on Mac OS X?

For Mac OS X 10.3.x - 10.4: To repair disk permissions: 1. Click on your desktop and go to the “Go” menu on top of your screen. 2. Select “Applications” inside the Go menu. This will open Applications window. 3. In the Applications windows, open “Utilities” folder and launch the “Disk Utility” application. This will open Disk Utility window. 4. Once the Disk Utility windows is open, select the hard drive or partition you would like to repair on the left side of window. 5. When a disk/partition is selected, click on the “First Aid” tab in the content area. 6. Click on the “Repair Disk Permissions” button to repair your disk permission. This will repair any incorrectly assigned permissions.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-434] What is the difference between the 'Geographic' and 'Dynamic' Port Mapping options in the Keyspan Serial Assistant for Windows?

The Port Mapping option in the in the Keyspan Serial Assistant's Port Mapping tab determines what happens to Keyspan COM port when you disconnect your Keyspan USB to serial adapter from your USB port and move it to another USB port. By default, Keyspan serial adapters are set to use 'Dynamic' Port Mapping (in the Keyspan Serial Assistant's Port Mapping tab). When using DYNAMIC Port Mapping, the COM port created by your Keyspan adapter 'moves' with that adapter. For example, if you only have one Keyspan adapter and it creates COM9, if you move that adapter from one USB to port to another, that adapter will always become COM9. In DYNAMIC Port Mapping, the COM port follows you adapter. GEOGRAPHIC Port Mapping assigns COM ports based on the geographic location of the USB port that the Keyspan adapter is connected to. For example, connecting a Keyspan adapter to the USB port on the front of your computer and get COM4. If you move the same adapter to a different USB port (ie the port on the back of your computer), you will get a different COM port number (ex COM5). Moving the adapter back to the USB port on the front of your computer will get you COM4 again. With GEOGRAPHIC Port Mapping, the COM port stays connected with a specific USB port. If you have multiple Keyspan serial adapters, we recommend that you use the 'Geographic Port Mapping' setting in the Keyspan Serial Assistant's PORT MAPPING tab. This feature allows COM ports to be assigned to a specific USB port making it easier to find which COM port is assigned to which adapter. When using multiple Keyspan USB to serial adapters, 'Dynamic Port Mapping' will assign COM ports on a first come, first serve basis. For example, if you have 2 adapters, adapter 'A' and adapter 'B', that get assigned COM5 and COM6 respectively, and you reboot your computer, adapter 'A' may become COM6 if adapter 'B' is seen first. Because you can't predict which adapter will be found first, you may find that your COM port numbers will jump from adapter to adapter. Because of this, we recommend that you use the 'Geographic Port Mapping' feature.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-441] What is the difference between USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 I'm curious about the port speed on your USB Server. The description reads "4 USB 2.0 Full-Speed ports (12 Mbps)". Shouldn't USB 2.0 should be Hi-Speed (480 Mbps)?

USB 2.0 comes in three different subcategories * USB 2.0 Low Speed (up to 1.5 Mb/sec) * USB 2.0 Full Speed (up to 12 Mb/sec) * USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (up to 480 Mb/sec) USB 2.0 Hi-Speed devices can be connected to a USB 2.0 Full Speed port but they will only work at USB 2.0 Full Speed rates. Note: In many cases, USB 2.0 is incorrectly used to identify only USB 2.0 High Speed but the USB 2.0 includes differents speeds and subsumes the previous USB 1.1 spec. Note: USB 2.0 Full Speed devices (sometimes called USB 1.1 devices) connected into USB 2.0 Hi-Speed ports will continue to operate at USB 2.0 Full Speed data rates (12 Mb/sec). USB 2.0 Full Speed devices will not slow USB Hi-Speed devices as they operate independently of each other.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-442] Where is the Keyspan Serial Assistant located?

Once you have installed your Keyspan USB to Serial Adapter software, you can find the Keyspan Serial Assistant in the following locations... For Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP: If you have a Keyspan USB to Serial Adapter with Windows software, the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT application is located in the START menu -> PROGRAMS (or ALL PROGRAMS) -> KEYSPAN XYZ -> [KEYSPAN] SERIAL ASSISTANT. Note, the Assistant will include the model number of your adapter (Keyspan USA-xx Serial Assistant). If you have different models of Keyspan adapters, you will have multiple Keyspan Serial Assistants. For Mac OS 8.6 - 9.x: If you have a Keyspan USB to Serial Adapter with Mac OS 8.6 - 9.x software, the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT control panel is located in your CONTROL PANELS folder (under the APPLE menu). Note, the Assistant will include the model number of your adapter (Keyspan USA-xx Serial Assistant). If you have different models of Keyspan adapters, you will have multiple Keyspan Serial Assistants. For Mac OS X: If you have a Keyspan USB to Serial Adapter with Mac OS X software, the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT application is located in your APPLICATIONS folder. IMPORTANT NOTE: You will not be able to access the Keyspan Serial Assistant unless you install the Keyspan software for your adapter.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-448] How do I obtain a replacement CD? My Keyspan device did not come with a CD. How do I obtain a replacement CD? My Keyspan device came with a broken CD. How do I obtain a replacement CD?

If you do not have a software CD for your Keyspan product, please note that the fastest way to obtain the your device's software and documentation is to download it from the following website: WEBSITE If you still require a replacement CD, please contact techsupport@tripplite.com with your NAME, ADDRESS, and PHONE NUMBER. CD are sent via USPS (United States Postal Service).[Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-449] Can I use my Keyspan adapter in both Mac OS X and Classic? Why can I can switch from using an OS X serial device to a Classic serial device using the Keyspan adapter, but not from using a Classic serial device back to an OS X serial device?

Due to how certain USB devices (like Keyspan serial adapters) are shared between Mac OS X and Classic, you cannot easily use a Keyspan adapter ON ONE COMPUTER between Classic and Mac OS X. Details: - - - - - If you install the Mac OS 9 driver in Classic AND the Mac OS X driver. Both Classic and Mac OS X will have access to the USB device PROVIDED THAT THE USB DEVICE IS NOT BEING USED (in the case of a Keyspan serial adapter, the device is not used until an application opens the serial port). If a Mac OS X application attempts to use the device, the device is 'removed' from Classic and only Mac OS X can use the device. If a Mac OS 9 application in Classic attempts to use the device, the device is removed from Mac OS X and only Classic can use the device. Once the USB device has been 'removed', you may not be able to to use the USB device in the 'removed' operating system until you restart and/or disconnect and reconnect the USB device from your Mac's USB port. Because of this, we DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT YOU INSTALL BOTH THE MAC OS 9 and MAC OS X SOFTWARE FOR YOUR KEYSPAN DEVICE. Workaround(s) - - - - - - - There are no solutions to this issue since this is feature of Mac OS X (to allow to use USB devices in Mac OS 9 via Classic). Additional Notes: If you want to use a Keyspan adapter only in Mac OS X, uninstall the Keyspan Mac OS 9 drivers (see your documentation for instructions). If you want to use a Keyspan adapter only in Classic (Mac OS 9 running within Mac OS X), uninstall the Mac OS X software (see your documentation for instructions). Please note that you may have additional issues related to Classic. See this FAQ for details: http://keyspan.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/keyspan.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=395[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-456] I have a Wacom tablet that requires external power. Can my Wacom tablet draw power from my Keyspan serial port? I have a Wacom Art II UD-1212-R tablet. Will a Keyspan adapter/serial port be able to power my Wacom tablet? I have a 12x12 Wacom tablet

Certain Wacom tablets require the use of an external power supply in order for the tablet to function. Wacom tablets requiring external power ship with a power adapter that either connects directly to the Wacom tablet to a special serial cable (that has both a serial connection and port for the power adapter). These tablets WILL ONLY WORK IF THEY HAVE THEIR WACOM SUPPLIED EXTERNAL POWER ADAPTER. This is why they have an external power supply (that was included by Wacom). On these tablets, Wacom never supported powering the tablets via external power. If you use a Keyspan serial port product to connect a Wacom tablet that requires external power, please note that you will need to continue using your Wacom supplied power supply. Additional Notes: Any serial based Wacom tablet is supported on Keyspan USB to Serial adapters. Please note that if your Wacom tablet has an external power supply, you must continue using it with the Keyspan adapter. Wacom tablets with external power supplies cannot 'steal' power from the USB port and/or Keyspan adapter.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-457] Does Keyspan have any Windows NT compatible products? Why doesn't the Keyspan File Transfer Cable load/install on Windows NT?

Most Keyspan products require at least Windows 98 or better. For specific information about a certain product's minimum system requirements, please see that product's documentation and our web page on Keyspan's website. Windows NT is often not supported due to the stability of USB drivers on Windows NT. Additional Info About the UFT-125 (Keyspan File Transfer Cable) Please note that the 'parallel' side of the UFT-125 is not supported on Windows NT. The Parallel side requires: Windows 95/98/98SE/Me/2000/XP.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-459] Troubleshooting: Wacom UD Series on Windows Using Keyspan Serial Ports. I just purchased a keyspan USA-19HS to connect my UD series Wacom tablet to the USB port, but the driver install from Wacom for Windows XP won't recognize the tablet. The tablet li

Step 1: Check The Keyspan Serial Assistant / Connect The Keyspan Adapter - - - - - If you have not installed the Keyspan software, please install it before proceeding. Once the Keyspan software is installed, connect the Keyspan adapter to your computer's USB port. Since we are troubleshooting, connect the Keyspan adapter directly into a USB port on your computer and not a USB port on a USB hub, keyboard, or monitor (you can connect the Keyspan adapter later to the desired port - connecting the adapter to a built in USB port eliminates problems introduced by USB ports on USB hub, keyboards, and mice). Now that the Keyspan adapter is connected to a built in USB port, open the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT application. The 'Assistant' can be located in START menu -> PROGRAMS (or ALL PROGRAMS on XP) -> KEYSPAN xxyy -> Keyspan xxyy Serial Assistant. Once the Assistant is opened, click to the ADAPTER STATUS tab (this is the first tab on the left of the Assistant Window). IMPORTANT: If the first tab is labeled 'DEVICE STATUS' and not 'ADAPTER STATUS' STOP RIGHT HERE. You have older Keyspan software and you MUST UPGRADE TO THE LATEST VERSION BEFORE PROCEEDING. You will need to uninstall the Keyspan software you have via the ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS control panel. Once the older software has been removed, restart your computer and download and install the latest Keyspan software from Keyspan's website. In the ADAPTER STATUS tab, you will see your Keyspan adapter listed, the Keyspan adapter's COM port number (or numbers if you have a Keyspan adapter with multiple serial ports). You will also see the Keyspan COM port's status listed as either IDLE or BUSY. You should see something like this: COM###:IDLE or COM###:BUSY ->> OPTION 1: - If you DO NOT see a COM port and Status in the ADAPTER STATUS tab, STOP NOW and contact Keyspan for help. For faster assistance, let us know that you do not see a COM port and Status in the ADAPTER STATUS tab. ->> ->> OPTION 2: -/+ If you SEE a COM port and its Status is BUSY in the ADAPTER STATUS tab, there is a program already using the Keyspan COM port. This could utilimately be the program you want to configure or another program that has 'stolen' the port from you. Proceed to STEP 2. ->> ->> OPTION 3: + If you SEE a COM port and its Status is IDLE in the ADAPTER STATUS tab, note the port number (ie COM4, COM11, etc), and proceed to STEP 2. ->> Step 2: Setup the Wacom Software First, make sure the Wacom tablet hardware is properly connected to Keyspan USB Serial Adapter. If “New Hardware Found” dialog box appears, select “Cancel”. Then, launch the Wacom installer (i.e Wsetup). This will open Wacom installation Wizard. Click “Yes” on “Software License Agreement” and click “Next” on “Information” dialog box. In “Choose Destination Location” dialog box, by default, Wacom software will be installed in C:\Program Files\Wacom. Click “Next” to continue. Since Wacom is connected to the Keyspan USB Serial Adapter which provides you RS232 DB9 serial port(s), please select “Serial” option in “Table Type” dialog box. Then click “Next” proceed to next step . In “Discovery Method” dialog box, choose “Manually Select the Proper Port” option since we have known the Keyspan serial port from step 1. Click “Next” to continue. Select the Keyspan COM port from Step 1 (i.e. COM 4) in “Select Port” window and click “Next”. Now, the Wacom software will search COM Port XXX for a tablet. NOTE: If you don’t see the COM Port from Step 1 in “Select Port” window, please verify the Keyspan serial port is IDLE in Keyspan Serial Assistant and make sure no other program is using Keyspan serial port. Step 3: Test Your Tablet You have now told the Wacom software to use the Keyspan serial port. If you have a Keyspan adapter with an embedded light, you should notice that the light is solid and not blinking slowly. Now your Wacom tablet should be recognized by Windows XP.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-460] I have a Palm Vx/VII/Palm Color/Color Palm and am using a Keyspan USB to Serial Adapter to HotSync to my computer. This works correctly but I can't get the Palm to recharge/charge via the serial cradle. The Palm shows it's still on batteries. Can the P

Palm PDAs with rechargeable batteries require the use of an external power supply to recharge/charge the batteries. Palm never supported battery charging via serial ports. Serial ports are only used for HotSyncing data between the computer and the Palm PDA.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-463] I have a microplate reader with a 25pin serial port that I would like to connect to a USB port on my computer. Can I use the USB serial adapter (with DB9) combined with another adapter that converts fron the 25pin to the 9 pin?

Serial ports can only be used to connect serial devices. If you are connecting Keyspan USB serial adapter to a DB-9 to DB-25 adapter, the internal wiring for such a adapter is very important. Some serial devices require specific wiring. Please check with your serial device's software/hardware manufacturer for information about getting the correct DB-9 to DB-25 adapter for your use.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-465] Does Apple System Profiler Show Serial Devices Connected To Keyspan Serial Ports? Should I see my serial device (ie printer) in the Apple System Profiler or the Keyspan Serial Assistant if my serial device is connected to the Keyspan serial port? Wh

Serial ports never had the ability to display what was connected to them. This is true for ALL serial ports and not just those on Keyspan products. Because of this, the Apple System Profiler (ASP) and the Keyspan Serial Assistant (Assistant) applications cannot show what serial devices are connected to them. Both the ASP and the Assistant will only show the Keyspan device (USB adapter/PCI card). Note: Keyspan serial products do not make your devices into USB devices. They add serial ports to your computer. This is why USB devices (like Keyspan adapters) appear and serial devices do not. [Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-466] Does Keyspan Serial Assistant Show Serial Devices Connected To Serial Ports? Should I see my serial device (ie printer) in the Apple System Profiler or the Keyspan Serial Assistant if my serial device is connected to the Keyspan serial port? Why don

Serial ports never had the ability to display what was connected to them. This is true for ALL serial ports and not just those on Keyspan products. Because of this, the Apple System Profiler (ASP) and the Keyspan Serial Assistant (Assistant) applications cannot show what serial devices are connected to them. Both the ASP and the Assistant will only show the Keyspan device (USB adapter/PCI card). Note: Keyspan serial products do not make your devices into USB devices. They add serial ports to your computer. This is why USB devices (like Keyspan adapters) appear and serial devices do not. [Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-470] Connecting Monitors/Projectors To Keyspan Serial Ports Can you connect a monitor and/or projector to a Keyspan serial port/serial adapter? What do I need to connect a monitor and/or a projector on my notebook/computer/laptop? Can I use a USB to S

Most monitors use a VGA connection (a 15-pin mini D-sub connection) or a DVI connection. These connections are not serial connections and cannot be used with ANY serial port. However, there may be certain monitors that use serial connections to display data. These monitors are not the same monitors that you would use with your computer and are often specialized devices to display small amounts of data. T[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-481] I connected a serial device to Keyspan USB Serial Adapter, but the Serial light keeps blinking slowly on the adapter. I can’t communicate to my serial device. Why does the green serial light keeps flashing? What does the green blinking light on Key

Some Keyspan USB to Serial Adapters (part# USA-19QW, USA-19Qi, USA-19HS, USA-49W, USA-49WLC, MPR-112) have a status light (or lights) that indicate a port status. This light means several things but a slow blinking light means that: a) the Keyspan adapter has been installed correctly (both software and hardware) b) the Keyspan adapter has created it's serial port in your operating system (COM port on Windows, serial port on Mac) c) the Keyspan adapter's serial port is IDLE AND NOT IN USE BY YOUR SERIAL DEVICE'S SOFTWARE. d) the Keyspan serial port is ready for use e) that you have not yet configured your software to use the Keyspan serial port (COM port on Windows, serial port on Mac). A slow blinking serial light is NORMAL when you first install your Keyspan adapter however you want to see a FAST blinking light or SOLID light (light is ON but not blinking) when you actually use your serial device's software (the 'serial device' is the device connected to the Keyspan adapter (ie a GPS) and the serial device's software is the software that communicates, via the Keyspan adapter, to your serial device (ie mapping software that communicates with a GPS)). If you constantly get a slow blinking light, please make sure that you have verified the Keyspan serial port name in the Keyspan Serial Assistant (WINDOWS: located in START menu -> (All) Programs -> Keyspan xyz -> Keyspan xyz Serial Assistant | MAC OS X: located in (your hard drive)/Applications/ | Mac OS 8-9: located in APPLE menu -> Control Panels -> Keyspan xyz Serial Assistant) and that you have selected that serial port name in your serial device's software. If you still get a slow blinking light, contact Keyspan for support. Additional Notes/Clarification: A slow blinking green light indicates 'IDLE' port status. That means the Keyspan adapter software and hardware are working properly. The Keyspan serial port is available for use and no program is currently using the Keyspan serial port. A solid green light is indicates 'BUSY' port status. That means the Keyspan serial port is 'in use' by an application on your computer and is ready to send and receive data to and from your serial device. A fast blinking green light is indicated that the Keyspan serial port is sending and/or receiving data.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-485] We have recently purchased a USA49W and have found that when powering up port 1 comes up as KeySerial-Port1 and the rest of the ports come up as USA49W3b11Px.-Portx, then later after replugging, Port 1 comes up as USA49W3b11P1.-Port1. Can I make them

This only happens when the Keyspan Serial Assistant is opened and you disconnect and reconnect the adapter from your computer. To ensure the serial port name comes up with consistent name(s), please make sure you close Keyspan Assistant and re-connect Keyspan adapter to the same USB port (it doesn't matter which one first). In this way, your Keyspan serial port name should stay the same.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-506] Warranty Info: USA-19HS How long is the warranty on a USA-19HS?

Full warranty details for your Keyspan USA-19HS can be found in the WARRANTY APPENDIX in the electronic documentation that came with your USA-19HS. This FAQ is intended to answer basic questions about your warranty. * How long is the warranty on the USA-19HS? 1 year from the point of ORIGINAL purchase. If you plan on buying a used Keyspan item, please contact the seller for original purchase date and documentation. * If I have a problem with my USA-19HS, will Keyspan fix it for free? Yes, provided that the device has failed during the warranty period AND that you have a requested an Warranty number (request for return). Keyspan's warranty covers repair and return shipment to you. You will need to cover shipping shipping costs to Keyspan. IMPORTANT! Please make sure that you receive a Warranty number from Keyspan before you send an item in. Items without RMAs may not be returned or repaired. We are not responsible for items without a Warranty number. Also, if you ship something to Keyspan, please make sure that you ship you package in some traceable or insurable method.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-519] What does the BUSY / IDLE Message In Keyspan Serial Assistant mean? What does the BUSY / IDLE mean? I don't understand what the BUSY / IDLE Message In Keyspan Serial Assistant mean.

The BUSY and IDLE messages in the Keyspan Serial Assistant's ADAPTER STATUS tab tell you the status of your serial port. ALL serial ports have two states: 1) IDLE (aka Available) or 2) BUSY These states are reported to any program that wants to communicate with a serial port. When a program initiates communication with a serial port, it asks for the current state of the serial port. If a serial port reports its status as 'IDLE', then that program is given the go ahead to communicate with serial port. The program will then tell the serial port to change its status to 'BUSY' so that no other program can communicate with that serial port. If a serial port reports its status as 'BUSY', then that program has to wait until the port is 'IDLE' again before it communicates with the serial port. At this point, programs will often report back to you that a serial port is 'In Use' by another application. IDLE means that a port is ready to be used by a program. On Keyspan adapters with status lights, this is indicated as a slow blinking light. BUSY can mean one of two things. The first is that a program has opened a connection to a serial port, has reserved it, but is not sending data at that moment. On Keyspan adapters with status lights, this is indicated as a solid light (on and not blinking). The second meaning means that a program has opened a connection to a serial port, has reserved it, but is sending data at that moment. On Keyspan adapters with status lights, this is indicated as a fast blinking light.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-520] Bug: Port Name Changes If Adapter Is Disconnected and Reconnected When Keyspan Serial Assistant Is Open We have recently purchased a USA49W and have found that when powering up port 1 comes up as KeySerial-Port1 and the rest of the ports come up as USA

This is fixed in version 2.3 and later of the Keyspan software for USB to serial. - - - Original FAQ; This is a known bug in version 2.0 of the Keyspan serial adapter software for Mac OS X. To recreate this bug, you must do the following: 1) install Keyspan serial adapter software version 2.0 2) connect your adapter to your Mac 3) Open the Keyspan Serial Assistant (in /Applications/) and verify that the 'KeySerial' port was created. 4) IMPORTANT DETAIL!!! While the Keyspan Serial Assistant is open, disconnect and reconnect the Keyspan serial adapter. When the adapter is reconnected, the 'KeySerial' will change to a different name. Workaround(s): * Make sure that the Keyspan Serial Assistant is not open when you disconnect and reconnect the Keyspan adapter. This will prevent the port name from changing. Keyspan is working on a fix for this bug. To be notified when this fix is posted, please 'subscribe' to this FAQ by clicking the link below.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-523] How do I set baud rate, data bits, parity, stop bits on Keyspan adapters?

In modern serial programs (from Windows 95 to present), all serial programs are required to send the baud rate, data bits, parity, and stop bits settings to the COM port. The COM port then will use these settings to communicate with the physical serial device that is connected to the serial port. On serial ports that are built into motherboards, you can often set the 'default' settings. These default settings ARE ONLY USED WHEN A SERIAL PROGRAM DOESN'T FOLLOW MODERN CONVENTIONS for communicating with serial ports. In most cases, these 'default' settings are ignored as serial applications pass this information to the serial port directly as they are supposed to do. Keyspan USB to serial adapters currently don't allow you to set the default settings for communication (baud rate, data bits, parity, stop bits). If you have a program that doesn't provide the baud rate, data bits, parity, and stop bits settings to the serial port, please contact Keyspan for further information. Please be prepared to provide the following information: * the operating system version running on your computer (ie Windows XP, Windows 2000, etc) * the name of the serial device that you are trying to connect * the name of the software that communicates with the serial device * if the software is designed for DOS or Windows[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-525] Keyspan Serial Ports and Do your devices provide the proper voltage required by RS232 standard?

The RS-232 standard does not specify power requirements for levels on serial ports. Rather, it specifies a range of voltages. A serial port can provide any amount of power it wants to provided that it falls under this range. Keyspan serial ports on Keyspan USB to serial adapters will provide 5V. This is the maximum power available due to the amount of power that you can draw via USB.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-526] News and Updates: Mac OS X for Intel Drivers (Universal Binaries)

06.22.2006 - Mac OS X for Intel Beta Drivers Posted UPDATE: USB Serial Adapter Software Finalized (GMed) Keyspan has posted 'Universal Binaries' for certain Keyspan products. 'Universal Binaries' can be used on Intel-based Macs (with 10.4.3 or later) and Motorola based Macs (ie G3, G4, and G5 Macs). Important Note: If you have an Intel based Mac, please UNINSTALL any previously installed Keyspan software PRIOR to installing these BETAs. Failure to do so will may cause your computer to become unstable. Please note: This software can be used on Macs without Intel processors. A Note About Betas: Beta software is software that has not been fully tested under every possible configure. Keyspan will release public betas to get feedback on upcoming software and to find any potential bugs in the new beta. If you are uncomfortable with installing betas, please do not install this software and wait for the 'GM' aka Golden Master release that will follow the beta release. If you do encounter any bugs, please contact techsupport@tripplite.com Previous News: 01.10.2006 - Mac OS X for Intel Beta Drivers Posted[Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-529] Why do I get the error 'This is the Postfix program at host mail.innosys.com.' when I try to email support@keyspan.com Error: This is the Postfix program at host mail.innosys.com. This is the Postfix program at host mail.innosys.com. I'm sorry to h

Keyspan has disabled certain email accounts. If you are replying to a message that we sent you, please note the link that was listed at the bottom of your email. This link will look something like this: - - - - - SAMPLE MESSAGE/LINK DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE.. [Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-533] How do I configure FlightTrack to use my Keyspan Serial Port on Mac OS X?

Before you begin, please note that these instructions assume that you have already installed the latest version of the FlightTrack software and the latest version of the Keyspan software for your Keyspan USB to serial adapter and/or Keyspan PCI serial card. This document was written based on FlightTrack version 0.0.18. Subsequent versions of FlighTrack may have different procedures. Please contact the makers of FlightTrack for the latest version and documentation. - To configure FlightTrack (http://flighttrack.sourceforge.net/) to use your Keyspan Serial Port on Mac OS X, please read the following instructions: 1. If you have a Keyspan USB to Serial Adapter, please connect your Keyspan USB to Serial Adapter to your computer. You can skip to Step 2 if you have a Keyspan PCI Serial Card. 2. Open the Keyspan Serial Assistant (found in your Applications folder). 3. In the Keyspan Serial Assistant window, you will see an icon for Keyspan serial device. 3a) if you DO NOT have an icon for your Keyspan serial device, please contact Keyspan support for for further support 3b) if you DO HAVE an icon for your Keyspan serial device, locate the TRIANGLE to the left of your Keyspan device's name. This will show you the port name(s) that was created by your Keyspan device. Please note the EXACT port name as you will need this name later. 4. Now that you have noted your Keyspan port name(s), we need to tell the FlighTrack the port name that your GPS is connected to. To do this, open the FlightTrack software. If the sofware was already running, please quit FlightTrack and relaunch it. 5. In FlightTrack, go to the GPS menu (in the menu bar) and select the DOWNLOAD FROM GPS command. This will open the DOWNLOAD FROM GPS window. 6. In the DOWNLOAD FROM GPS window, you will see the following fields/pop-up menus: - GPS TYPE: - SERIAL PORT: - SPEED: Go to the SERIAL PORT pop-up menu and select your Keyspan serial port name (from Step 3b). Select the appropriate choices for the GPS TYPE and SPEED pop-up menus (if you're not sure what to select in the GPS TYPE and SPEED pop-up menus, contact the makers of FlightTrack for more info). Once you have selected the correct port and correct settings for GPS TYPE and SPEED, click the OK button to close the DOWNLOAD FROM GPS window and return to FlightTrack window. 7. At this point, FlightTrack is configured to use the Keyspan Serial Port. You should be able to use the FlightTrack software as you would normally.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-539] Does Keyspan have a product that will allow me to connect my Laserjet 5M to my Mac? For Mac OS 9 Users: - - - - - - - - - - Keyspan USB to serial adapters allow you connect many serial printers to Mac OS 9 however Laserjet printers DO NOT HAVE SERIAL

For Mac OS 9 Users: - - - - - - - - - - Keyspan USB to serial adapters allow you connect many serial printers to Mac OS 9 however Laserjet printers DO NOT HAVE SERIAL PORTS. Laserjet Printers have LocalTalk ports. Any software or printer that uses AppleTalk or LocalTalk is not compatible with any USB to Serial Adapter. There are other solutions to hooking up AppleTalk printers via Ethernet. Unfortunately, Keyspan does not make these products. For Mac OS X Users: - - - - - - - - - - On Mac OS X, HP has only released Ethernet compatible drivers for their Laserjet printers. If you want to use the HP driver, you must use an HP JetDirect product. You may be able to use our USB to Parallel cable with a 3rd party driver called GimpPrint. GimpPrint is not supported by HP or Keyspan.[Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-548] I am running Mac OS X 10.4.6 on an Intel Mac Mini. I have a USA-28X Twin Serial Adapter. I just installed the 2.0 driver, but no serial ports are shown in the Keyspan Serial Assistant when I plug in the adapter. Is there a compatibility problem with

Keyspan USB Serial Adapter software version 2.0 is for non-Intel base Mac. If you are running Intel base Mac, you should install Keyspan Intel Base Mac software. Keyspan Intel Base Mac software can be used on Intel-based Macs (with 10.4.3 or later) and Motorola based Macs (ie G3, G4, and G5 Macs). Please UNINSTALL any previously installed Keyspan software PRIOR to installing these software. Please try the following to uninstall the Keyspan Mac OS X software and install Keyspan Intel Base Mac software for Keyspan serial port adapters, 1. Unplug Keyspan USB Serial Adapter and open the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT application. This application is located in your APPLICATIONS folder. 2. In the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT, locate the SETTINGS menu. The SETTINGS menu is located in the menu bar at the top of your screen. Note: If you can't locate the SETTINGS menu, quit and reopen the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT. Next find the blue Apple icon in the upper left-hand corner of your screen. Immediately to the right of the blue Apple icon, you will see 'Keyspan Serial Assistant', 'File', and 'Window' menus. The SETTINGS menu is to the right of the 'Window' menu. 3. If you have a Keyspan USB to Serial Adapter (any model), select 'Un-install USB Serial Extension'. If you have a Keyspan SXPro Serial Card, select 'Un-install SXPro Extension'. Note: You may need to enter your user name and password to remove the Keyspan extension. This can either be the same user name and password that you used to install the software or you can use any user name and password that has administrative privilege. 4. Once you have remove the Keyspan extension for your Keyspan product, quit the KEYSPAN SERIAL ASSISTANT application and drag it to the TRASH. Empty the trash to complete the uninstall process. 5. Now, please download Keyspan Intel Base Mac software for your adapter. 6. Make sure Keyspan USB Serial Adapter is not connected to your Mac and install Keyspan Intel Base Mac software. 7. Connect Keyspan USB Serial Adapter to your Intel Mac and open Keyspan Serial Assistant in Applications folder. You should see Keyspan USB Serial Adapter now.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-554] * Checking your Keyspan Serial Adapter version number (Mac and Windows) * How do I check Keyspan Serial Adapter version in Mac and Windows?

For Mac: 1. Open Keyspan Serial Assistant. (Go -> Application -> Keyspan Serial Assistant). 2. Click on “Keyspan USB Serial Assistant” next to Apple menu and select “About Keyspan Serial Assistant”. 3. “About Keyspan Serial Assistant” window should pop-up. The version number of Keyspan Serial Assistant is written in front of Copy Right information at the bottom of this window. For example: [ 2.1 Copy Right © 2000-2006 Keyspan]. 2.1 would be the Keyspan Serial Assistant version number. For Windows: 1. Open Keyspan Serial Assistant. (Start -> All Programs -> Keyspan USB Serial Adapter -> Keyspan Serial Assistant) 2. Click on “Help” tab. You should see “Assistant” under “Module” column and the version number is showed next to “Assistant”.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-555] I recently tried to launch my KeySpan Serial Assistant app and got a message that the KeySpan extension was missing. I uninstalled then attempted to reinstall the software and get the error (in the installer log) below: “Install failed: The following inst

The error message: Install failed: The following install step failed: run pre-install script for Driver for Keyspan USB Serial Adapters and Keyspan extension was missing could happen if you have permission issue or bad installation on your Mac. To fix it, please try the following: 1. Disconnect Keyspan USB Serial adapter from your Mac. 2. Repair your disk permissions. (Go -> Utilities -> Disk Utility -> Select your hard drive -> Repair Disk Permissions) 3. Do a Find on key word "Keyspan" and delete every file in your computer that is related to Keyspan software. Also go to Root Hard-drive and click on "Library". Select "Receipts" and make sure there is no Keyspan file(s) in this "Receipts" folder. 4. Restart your computer and login as Admin. 5. Download and install the latest driver from the following web page: http://www.keyspan.com/support/macosx/usa/[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-563] Bug (Fixed) USB Serial v2.1 Drivers Adding Debug Messages To System.log

The USB Serial Adapter driver version 2.1 dated June 02, 2006 was shipped with a debugging feature enabled. This cause the driver to report all serial events to your system logs which may decrease performance and compatibility with certain serial devices. This is fixed in the driver version 2.1 dated June 13, 2006. This will also be fixed in subsequent versions as they are released. [Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-564] Is My Keyspan device compatible with Bootcamp (Windows booted on Intel Mac)? Does Keyspan support Apple's Bootcamp?

Apple's software that lets you install Windows XP on your Intel based Mac, allows your Mac hardware to boot directly into Windows. This makes your Mac hardware into a 'real Windows computer'. Because of your Mac is running Windows directly, your Mac is identical to any other Windows PC. This gives you the same functionality, performance, and reliability of USB/Serial/Parallel/etc that you would find on a 'real Windows computer' (as opposed to Windows running in an emulator ie VirtualPC/Parallels). At this point, any Keyspan device that has Windows drivers is compatible with Bootcamp. Please note that certain Keyspan products are Mac only like the USA-28X (Windows never had Din8 connectors therefore most Windows apps don't know how to communicate with Din8 ports). In short, if your Mac supports Bootcamp and you have Keyspan product that shipped with Windows drivers, this will work and it is 100% supported by Keyspan. ADDITIONAL NOTE: Bootcamp, as of July 2006, is beta software. This information may change but Keyspan does not expect it to. However, this will only be determine when Apple releases Bootcamp as a non-beta software. [Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-565] I need help identifying which Keyspan adapter to get for connecting a plotter/cutter

Before selecting an adapter you need to determine what your plotter/cutter requirements are. Most plotters and sign cutters require the following items: 1) software to send data to the plotter/cutter via the serial/parallel connection 2) If necessary, an adapter cable/gender changer, if necessary, to convert the connector on your plotter/cutter to the connector on the Keyspan device (ie DB9 to DB25, DB9 to Din8, etc) 3) a USB to serial or USB to parallel cable to connect the plotter/cutter to a USB only computer In Keyspan's case, we can provide you a serial or parallel cable (requirement # 3) however this only solves 1/3 of the requirement - you still need to meet the rest of the requirements. In regards to the software issue (requirement # 1), you need to determine if your software runs on your operating system. If you are running Mac OS X, you need to have software that natively runs in Mac OS X (and not Classic, Mac OS 9.x running within Mac OS X), if you have XP, you need XP software, etc. If your software has to run under emulation (ie Classic, VirtualPC, Parallels, etc), your program does not get reliable serial/parallel communication with USB/Serial/Parallel which may cause this to not work. Once you have a a program that runs natively in your operating system, you then need to determine what type of communications your program requires. Does it use parallel or serial? If it uses parallel, what type of connector does it require (centronics or DB25)? If it uses serial, what type of connection does it expect (Din8, DB9, DB25, etc). If it expects Din8, our USA-28X will work with your software. If it requires DB9, our USA-19HS will work with your software. If it uses SERIAL DB25, you need to determine if can work via a DB25 to Din8 or DB25 to DB9 cable. This leads us into requirement # 2. If you need a conversion cable (ie DB25 to Din8 or DB25 to DB9), does your software and/or plotter require this cable to be specific? Do you need a special cable or will any DB25 to Din8 or DB25 to DB9 cable work. Usually you software manufacture can answer this question. Once you know what you need, Keyspan can direct you to the right Keyspan product. Just let us know what software you're using and what cabling you plotter/cutter needs...[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-567] Keyspan DB9 Pinout

The pin assignments for the Keyspan Male DB9 ports are illustrated below:

Pin Name Signal
Designation
1 DCD Data Carrier Detect (Input)
2 RX Received Data (Input)
3 TX Transmitted Data (Output)
4 DTR Data Terminal Ready (Output)
5 GND Ground
6 DSR Data Set Ready (Input)
7 RTS Request To Send (Output)
8 CTS Clear To Send (Input)
9 RI Ring Indicator (Input)
NEEDS REFORMATING[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-571] Windows Vista Compatibility (32bit and 64bit Info)

Update - Dec 12, 2007: New Keyspan USA-19HS Vista 32bit and Vista 64bit drivers posted. Update - July 18, 2007: Keyspan Server Vista 32bit drivers posted. Update - July 17, 2007: USA-49WG Vista drivers posted. Update - July 17, 2007: USA-49W and USA-49WLC Vista drivers posted. Update - July 9, 2007: IR Remote Software GM drivers posted for URM15A (Digital Media Remote), URM-15T (Remote for iTunes), and URM-17A (Express Remote). Update - July 9, 2007: USA-19HS GM drivers posted. Update - Mar 25, 2007: Keyspan will be adding Vista support for the UPR-112 (Not the same as the UPR-112G), USA-49W/USA-49WLC (Not the same as the USA-49WG), and Keyspan IR Remote software in the near future. Update - Feb 20, 2007: USA-49WG drivers available again. Update - Feb 15, 2007: IR Remotes (URM-15A, URM-15T, URM-17A) remote drivers are not planned at this time (This has changed - See Mar 25, 2007 Update). We will post more information in the coming weeks. Update - Feb 8, 2007: USA-49WG drivers have been removed. If you have already downloaded the 49WG drivers, please wait for our next release. It should be released shortly. Update - Jan 31 2007: Vista 32 bit *Beta* drivers are available for the following products: - USA-19HS - USA-49WG - UPR-112G (uses the USA-19HS driver) - US-4A - PS-4A. DO NOT USE THESE DRIVERS ON VISTA 64 BIT Please note that Vista 64 bit is not yet supported. Our current betas will allow you to install on Vista 64 bit but nothing is supported. If you install the drivers on Vista 64 bit, you will not be able to uninstall them. Update - Jan 31 2007: Our USA-19HS / UPR-112G driver is ready for download. Please note that this driver is in beta form. Update - Jan 28 2007: We will be releasing Vista 32bit compatible drivers next week (the week that Vista ships to all customers). These drivers will be released in beta form. The following products will have Vista 32bit compatible drivers in beta form: USA-19HS USA-49WG UPR-112G US-4A IR Remotes (URM-15A, URM-15T, URM-17A) Vista 64 bit support is being worked on for the USB Serial Adapters, USA-19HS and UPR-112G. - - - Keyspan expects to have Windows Vista compatible drivers sometime in January 2007. In general, Keyspan supports most major OS releases (like Vista and Mac OS X 10.5) around the time that they are released to the public and available for purchase by all customers. As of late November 2006, Vista was released as a RTM release to certain customers. Keyspan will support all customers, including users of the RTM Vista release, when we release our Vista compatible drivers (expected sometime in Jan 2007). Please note that release dates are subject to change. Keyspan may release drivers before or after January 2007. Please check this FAQ for the most recent updates. - - - - - - - - - - DEVELOPER INFO - - - - - - - - - - If you are a developer and are writing software that takes advantage of Keyspan products and need technical information, please do not hesitate to contact Keyspan support for questions and support regarding Vista.[Last Updated: Nov 23, 2009]

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[FAQ-574] Non Standard/Linear Baud Rates and Keyspan Serial Ports

Keyspan serial port support standard baud rates as provided by your operating system. In Mac OS X, only standard baud rates are supported by the operating system. Mac OS X's serial API does not support non-standard or linear baud rates. In Windows, only standard baud rates are supported by the operating system. Windows's serial API does not support non-standard or linear baud rates. In Mac OS 9.x, standard baud rates are supported as well as linear baud rates below 57600. Only standard baud rates are supported above 57600.[Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-575] What baud rates are supported by Keyspan serial ports?

Although each Keyspan adapter is different, most Keyspan adapters support standard baud rates up to 230 Kbps. Since each adapter is different, please refer to your adapter's documentation and/or packaging about its maximum baud rate. Standard baud rates are set by your computer's OS (while maximum baud rate is usually set bu the serial port). Standard baud rates include: 110 300 600 1200 2400 4800 9600 14400 19200 28800 38400 57600 115200 230400[Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-576] Find Serial Ports Via Mac OS X Terminal How do I find the serial ports on my Mac using Mac OS X's terminal app?

1. Open the TERMINAL application (in APPLICATIONS > UTILITIES) 2. At the prompt, type: ls /dev | grep -E '^(cu\.|tty\.)' and press return 3. You will see all the serial ports on your computer (including Keyspan ports, ports created by Bluetooth, ports created by modems, etc).[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-580] Is the USA-19HS RoHS Compliant?

Current shipping USA-19HS are RoHS compliant. You can get our RoHS documentation at: WEBSITE[Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-582] Keyspan Support for "Break" command in serial

Keyspan's serial drivers (software) and hardware support the 'Break' command. The Break command is commonly used in controlling remote systems such as Cisco routers. INCOMPLETE TEXT[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-614] Error: "!SERIAL TEST FAILED!" on Ext. LoopBack Test

The error "!SERIAL TEST FAILED!" when running Ext. LoopBack Test will happen if: Option 1 (Most Common): You DO NOT HAVE a custom made loopback connector and you ran the Ext. LoopBack test without having this cable. This is normal. If you do not have an external loopback connector, run the Internal Test (this does not need anything). Option 2: Your custom made loopback connector (either made by Keyspan or someone else using the specs in the Keyspan manual) was NOT MADE to specification (as per the instructions in the Keyspan documentation). Option 3: You have a working custom made external loopback connector and you have bad adapter.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-622] Setup: MacENC GPSNavX Keyspan Serial Port Configuration

To Configure MacENC to use Keyspan Serial Port, please follow these steps: - - - - - Step 1: - - - - - If MacENC is currently open, quit MacENC. Install the Keyspan software for your adapter and then connect your Keyspan adapter to your Mac's serial port. - - - - - Step 2: - - - - - Open the Keyspan Serial Assistant application (located in your APPLICATIONS folder). The 'Assistant' will show your Keyspan adapter and the serial ports created by the adapter. If your adapter and its ports (you may have more than one even when using a single port adapter) appear in the 'Assistant', proceed to the next step. If the adapter does not appear, contact Keyspan tech support letting know that your adapter does not appear in the Keyspan Serial Assistant. - - - - - Step 3: - - - - - Launch/open MacENC. In the menu bar, select the GPS menu and then select the CONNECT command. This will open a new window called GPS. In the new window, click the SETTINGS button. This will show settings for GPS. Locate the PORT field and select your Keyspan serial port from the port field. This will typically be KeySerial1. Set the other fields (TYPE, RATE (baud), etc) according to MacENC instructions. Once you have set your other settings, the MacENC will open a connection to the Keyspan adapter. If your adapter has a status light, the light will stop blinking slowly (indicating that the port is IDLE) and will turn on and stay solid (not blink) or blink rapidly (indicating that port has been opened by MacENC). Set Up Is Now Complete. - - - - - - - - Support Notes - - - - - - - - Keyspan has writing this configuration guide. This information is focused on configuring the program to use your Keyspan serial port(s). There may be additional steps needed to configure other aspects of the program that are not Keyspan related. Please contact the maker of your program for additional support. MacENC version 4.10 (4.10) was used for this guide. This information may also apply to previous and future versions of MacENC. - - - - - - - - - - - - Additional Links: - - - - - - - - - - - - http://www.gpsnavx.com/ http://www.macenc.com/[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-627] How do I transfer files between two PCs using serial Null Modem cable (DB 9 Female to Female) and Keyspan USB Serial Adapter?

Requirement: · Both computers must have an available serial port (i.e. built-in Serial port or Keyspan USB Serial Adapter). · Keyspan USB Serial Adapter software · You must have a null modem serial cable (also called a LapLink serial cable or a serial file transfer cable). · At least one computer is running Windows XP. Note: Assuming Keyspan USB Serial Adapter creates COM 4 on new computer and old computer uses COM 1. Starting the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard on your new computer (i.e. Windows XP) 1. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. When the Welcome to the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard page appears, click “Next”. 2. Select “New Computer” and click “Next”. 3. When the “Do you have a Windows XP CD” page appears, select “I want to create a Wizard Disk in the following drive:” and click “Next”. 4. Insert a blank and formatted 3.5-inch floppy disk into your new computer's floppy drive. The wizard creates the disk and prompts you to go to your old computer. Click “Next” button until “Where are the files and settings?” page appears. 5. Select “Direct Cable” on “Where are the files and settings?” page and click on “Next”. This will bring up “Setup up your serial connection” page. Starting the Files and Setting Transfer Wizard on your old computer (i.e. Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP) 6. Insert the wizard disk into your old computer. 7. When the “Welcome to the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard” page appears, click on “Next”. 8. Select “Old Computer” and click on “Next” button. 9. When the “Select a Transfer Method” page appears, select “Direct Cable” and click on “Next” button. 10. When the “Set up your serial connection” page appears, complete the following steps. a. Connect your computers with a serial PC to PC file transfer cable. b. Go to the other computer and advance the wizard to the Set up your serial connection page. c. Select COM 4 on new computer wizard and COM 1 on old computer wizard. 11. When the wizard shows a successful connection, click “Next”. 12. The wizard automatically transfers your files and settings to your new computer. You will need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-628] How do I connect two Windows XP computers using serial Null Modem cable (DB 9 Female to Female) and Keyspan USB Serial Adapter?

Requirement: · Both computers must have an available serial port (i.e. built-in Serial port or Keyspan USB Serial Adapter). · Keyspan USB Serial Adapter software · You must have a null modem serial cable (also called a LapLink serial cable or a serial file transfer cable). Note: Assuming Keyspan USB Serial Adapter creates COM 4 on guest computer and host computer uses COM 1. 1. On both computers, go to Start -> Control Panel -> Network and Internet Connections -> Network Connections. 2. Select “Create a new connection” in Network tasks. This will open “New Connection Wizard” 3. Click on “Setup an Advanced connection and click “Next”. 4. Click on “Connect directly to another computer” and click “Next”. To Set Up the Host Computer 5. On host computer, select “Host” on “Host or Guest” page and click “Next”. 6. Click the connection device that you want to use for this connection (i.e. serial port, COM 1), and then click “Next”. 7. Grant access to the users who are allowed to connect by selecting the appropriate check boxes, and then click “Next”. 8. Click “Finish” to end the configuration process. To Set Up the Guest Computer 9. On Guest computer, type a name to identify this connection (i.e. Guest01), and then click “Next”. 10. Click the connection device that you want to use for this connection (i.e. serial port, COM 4), and then click “Next”. 11. Decide whether this connection will be available for all users (click Anyone's use), or only for you (click My use only), and then click “Next”. 12. Click Finish to end the setup process.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-629] How do I connect two PCs using serial Null Modem cable (DB 9 Female to Female) and Keyspan USB Serial Adapter in Hyper terminal?

Requirement: · Both computers must have an available serial port (i.e. built-in Serial port or Keyspan USB Serial Adapter). · Keyspan USB Serial Adapter software · You must have a null modem serial cable (also called a LapLink serial cable or a serial file transfer cable). Note: Assuming Keyspan USB Serial Adapter creates COM 4 on local computer (i.e. Windows XP) and remote computer uses COM 1 (i.e. Windows 98/ME/2000/XP). 1. Open Hyper Terminal on local computer. (Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Communications -> Hyper Terminal) 2. Enter a name for new connection. (i.e. Remote) 3. On “Connect To” page, select COM 4. 4. To use default setting, click on “OK” on “Port Setting”. 5. Open Hyper Terminal on remote computer. (Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Communications -> Hyper Terminal) 6. Enter a name for new connection. (i.e. Local) 7. On “Connect To” page, select COM 1. 8. To use default setting, click on “OK” on “Port Setting”. Now, two computers is connected in Hyper Terminal using a serial Null Modem cable and Keyspan USB Serial Adapter.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-657] RS485 and Keyspan

It is possible to use our RS422 adapters 28x and 28xg with RS485 in OSX if you have software control of the signals. RS232 anbd RS485 are not compatible.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-658] Abbott Medisense Precision Link Setup (version 2.6) FreeStyle Meter

IMPORTANT NOTE: Precision Link v2.6 can only access COM1 through COM8. 1. Start Menu > (All) Programs > Medisense > 'Precision Link 2.6' 2. This opens the Precision Link 2.6 window. 3. Click the SYSTEM SETTINGS button in the right-hand portion of the Precision Link 2.6 window. This will open a new window, go to COMMUNICATIONS PORT pull-down menu and the select appropriate Keyspan COM port number***, press OK to return to previous screen. *** Note: If you do not know what Keyspan COM port you have, open the Keyspan Serial Assistant (START menu > (All) Programs > Keyspan > Keyspan Serial Assistant). If the COM port shown in the Keyspan Serial Assistant is not shown in th Precision Link software, please contact Keyspan support. IMPORTANT NOTE: Precision Link v2.6 can only access COM1 through COM8. 4. Click on UPLOAD METER button to upload Additional Comments - - - - - - - - - - - - We have had one report of the Precision Link software not working when the Keyspan adapter was connected to certain types of USB ports. If you are having trouble, you should try connecting the adapter to the computer's builtin USB port and not a USB port on a USB hub, keyboard, monitor, etc. In some cases, USB ports on the front of desktop computers have the same issue - moving the adapter to the USB ports on the back ports can solve this issue. If you any questions or comments about this, please feel free to contact Keyspan tech support.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-659] Creston Viewport Setup

1. Launch the Crestron ViewPort software. 2. In the ViewPort software, go to the SETUP menu > Communications Settings > this will open a new window, select the Keyspan COM port***, *** Note: If you do not know what Keyspan COM port you have, open the Keyspan Serial Assistant (START menu > (All) Programs > Keyspan > Keyspan Serial Assistant). If the COM port shown in the Keyspan Serial Assistant is not shown in th Crestron ViewPort software, please contact Keyspan support. If you any questions or comments about this topic, please feel free to contact Keyspan tech support.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-667] Garmin MapSource (version: 6.10.2) Setup - Transfer Data between Garmin GPS (Rino 130) and Keyspan USB Serial Adapter

Before you begin... This Configuration Example assumes that you have already done the following: 1. installed the Keyspan serial port hardware (Part Number: USA-19HS) and software (Version 3.4) 2. installed the Garmin software MapSource (Version: 6.10.2) 3. connected the Garmin GPS (Rino 130) hardware to a Keyspan serial port If you have not performed any of the steps mentioned above, please do so before proceeding. Step 1 - Check the Keyspan Serial Assistant Before proceeding, you should check to see if the Keyspan serial port is installed correctly. To do this, open the Keyspan Serial Assistant (in Start menu -> Programs-> Keyspan USB Adapter-> Keyspan Serial Assistant). You will see your adapter listed in the 'Adapter Status' tab box. You should also see the COM port number (ie COM1, COM2, etc.) and the COM Port Status. (IDLE or BUSY). If you see either of these messages, note the Keyspan COM port number (ie COM1, COM2, etc.) and its COM Port Status. (IDLEor BUSY). For example: COM 4 - idle Step 2 - Verify that the GPS is powered on, properly connected to the Keyspan USB Serial Adapter. Step 3 - Verify/Config your Garmin GPS to use Serial Interface. To select GARMIN interface mode: 1) Select the Main Menu page on your GPS receiver. 2) Select Setup, then go to "Select Interface". 3) Select GARMIN as the Serial Data Format. Step 4 - Set up the Garmin MapSource software to transfer your data between Garmin GPS and Keyspan USB Serial Adapter. A> To send your data from Garmin MapSource software to Garmin GPS: 1) Open Garmin MapSource. (Start -> All Programs -> Garmin -> MapSource) 2) Go to the Transfer menu and select "Send to Device..." (Assume you want to send your Maps, Routes, Waypoints, Tracks etc to GPS) 3) In Send to Device windows, choose the GPS device (i.e. Rino 130 (COM 4)) or click Find Device if your device does not appear in the list. MapSource detects the GPS device. The name of the connected device appears in the Device field. 4) Place a check mark next to the items you want to send to the GPS device. NOTE: Options that are grayed out are not available for your unit. 5) Click Send. The data is sent to the GPS device. B> To receive your data from Garmin GPS to Garmin MapSource software: 1) Open Garmin MapSource. (Start -> All Programs -> Garmin -> MapSource) 2) Go to the Transfer menu and select "Receive from Device..." (Assume you want to receive your Maps, Routes, Waypoints, Tracks etc to MapSource) 3) In Receive From Device windows, choose the GPS device (i.e. Rino 130 (COM 4)) or click Find Device if your device does not appear in the list. MapSource detects the GPS device. The name of the connected device appears in the Device field. 4) Place a check mark next to the items you want to send to Garmin MapSource. NOTE: Options that are grayed out are not available for your unit. 5) Click Receive. The data is sent to MapSource. Note: MapSource and the Updater programs will only recognize ports 1 through 8. [Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-668] EasyGPS (version: 2.3.8) Setup - Transfer Data between Garmin GPS (Rino 130) and Keyspan USB Serial Adapter

Before you begin... This Configuration Example assumes that you have already done the following: 1. Installed the Keyspan serial port hardware (Part Number: USA-19HS) and software (Version 3.4) 2. Installed the EasyGPS TogoGrafix Edition(Version: 2.3.8) 3. Connected the Garmin GPS (Rino 130) hardware to a Keyspan serial port If you have not performed any of the steps mentioned above, please do so before proceeding. Step 1 - Check the Keyspan Serial Assistant Before proceeding, you should check to see if the Keyspan serial port is installed correctly. To do this, open the Keyspan Serial Assistant (in Start menu -> Programs-> Keyspan USB Adapter-> Keyspan Serial Assistant). You will see your adapter listed in the 'Adapter Status' tab box. You should also see the COM port number (ie COM1, COM2, etc.) and the COM Port Status. (IDLE or BUSY). If you see either of these messages, note the Keyspan COM port number (ie COM1, COM2, etc.) and its COM Port Status. (IDLE or BUSY). For example: COM 4 - idle Step 2 - Verify that the GPS is powered on, properly connected to the Keyspan USB Serial Adapter. Step 3 - Verify/Config your Garmin GPS is using Serial Interface. To select GARMIN interface mode: 1) Select the Main Menu page on your GPS receiver. 2) Select Setup, then go to “Select Interface". 3) Select GARMIN as the Serial Data Format. Step 4 – Add Garmin GPS to EasyGPS. To Add Garmin GPS (Rino 130) to EasyGPS: 1)Open EasyGPS software. (Start -> All Programs -> EasyGPS) 2)Go to Edit and select Preference…. 3)On Preference windows, click on My GPS Receivers tab. Click Add GPS… button to add your Garmin GPS. (i.e. Garmin -> Rino 130 in Add GPS) 4)Once you add Garmin Rino 130 GPS. The GPS Setting window will open. Select “COM 4 Keyspan USB Serial Adapter Port” in “Connect Via” drop down menu. Select “9600” in “Speed” drop down menu. Click OK to save your setting. 5)Your Garmin Rino 130 will show up in “My GPS Receivers” tab. Click OK to save and exit Preference window. Step 5 - Set up the EasyGPS software to transfer your data between Garmin GPS and Keyspan USB Serial Adapter A> To send your data from EasyGPS software to Garmin GPS: 1) Open EasyGPS. (Start -> All Programs -> EasyGPS) 2) Go to the GPS menu and select "Send to GPS..." (Assume you want to send your Routes, Waypoints, Tracks etc to GPS) 3) In Send to GPS windows, choose the GPS device (i.e. Garmin Rino 130 ) in GPS Setting field. 4) Place a check mark next to the items you want to send to the GPS device. NOTE: Options that are grayed out are not available for your unit. 5) Click OK. The data is sent to the GPS device. B> To receive your data from Garmin GPS to EasyGPS software: 1) Open EasyGPS. (Start -> All Programs -> EasyGPS) 2) Go to the GPS menu and select "Receive from GPS..." (Assume you want to receive your Routes, Waypoints, Tracks etc from GPS) 3) In Receive from GPS windows, choose the GPS device (i.e. Garmin Rino 130 ) in GPS Setting field. 4) Place a check mark next to the items you want to receive from the GPS device. NOTE: Options that are grayed out are not available for your unit. 5) Click OK. The data is sent to the EasyGPS from your Garmin GPS.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-669] Ademco Control Panel

- - - - - - Hardware - - - - - - * Ademco Control Panel (HW) - - - - - - Software - - - - - - 1. On your desktop, open the COMPASS WINDOWS icon. This opens 'Compass Windows Downloader' window. Login if necessary. 2. Go to CUSTOMERS. This opens customer list. Select customer. This opens a new window. 3. In the window, go to COMMUNICATIONS menu > go to FILE MENU > MODIFY MODEM SETUP > select Keyspan COM port from COM PORT pulldown menu. Note: COMPASS WINDOWS DOWNLOADER only sees COM1 through COM4. Because of this, you may need to change your Keyspan COM port. 4. START menu > (All) Programs > Ademco Control Panel (HW) > Compass Windows Downloader (SW) > select panel > goto communications, go FILE menu > modem setup > Com Port (pull down) > only shows 1-4 CUSTOMERS OPERATORS TEMPLATES MODEMS > select COM port, select modem CIA2400, APPLY then OK LOGOUT UNATTENDED select MODEMS to make it go, click 'connect' [Last Updated: Sep 24, 2008]

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[FAQ-670] SurfCam SDNC Software Setup

ProComm sdnc SurfCam > sdnc, surfcam http://www.surfware.com/ 1. sdnc 2. configure menu > machine setup > (opens window) communication (window) > com port pull down > COM1 to COM9 build 7 (cust works witg) INCOMPLETE TEXT[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-673] Blacklist Updater Setup

* Panstat 2500a * Blacklist STB Updater 1.4.0.0 * COM Setting pulldown menu (COM 1-4) * to make it go, click 'write din'[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-674] The Installer package 'xxx' cannot be opened. The Bill of Materials for this package was not found.

The message 'The Installer package 'xxx' cannot be opened. The Bill of Materials for this package was not found.' means that installer.app is having problems with the .pkg installer that you have downloaded. This means that that your .pkg file is corrupted. In general, there are two causes of this problem. The original pkg file was corrupted before you received it or the pkg file was corrupted as it was extracted/expanded after it was downloaded. Since Keyspan's downloads are tested before they are posted, the usual cause of this problem (here at Keyspan) is that your file expander (ie Stuffit or Stuffit Expander) is corrupting the file. To fix this issue, we recommend that you: 1. delete all of downloaded Keyspan files (pkg files and zip files) 2. re-download the Keyspan file(s). This time, don't use Stuffit/Stuffit Expander. Instead, find the Keyspan .zip file, select the file (aka highlight it), right click or control-click on the zip file (to open the contextual submenu), select OPEN WITH > BOMArchive Helper. This will open the file with Apple's utility and create a new .pkg file. 3. run/double-click the new pkg file. If you have any questions, please contact Keyspan support. FYI... Upgrading to the latest version of Stuffit and/or Stuffit Expander can sometimes fix this issue as well.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-677] Ross-tech VAG-COM Setup

1. Open the Ross-tech VAG-COM software 2. Click the OPTIONS button under the 'Program Options heading' 3. In the next window, select COM1, COM2, COM3, or COM4 depending on what your Keyspan adapter is set to * 4. Start using the VAG-COM software Notes: * If your Keyspan adapter is set to a COM port higher than COM4 (ie COM5 or greater), please contact Keyspan support for additional help.[Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-680] VANTAGE QLINK with IR LEARNER Module

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[FAQ-693] ReliOn Ultima Setup

ReliOn Ultima Glucose meters use the Precision Link software.[Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-694] Universal Remote MX-850 Editor Setup

1. START menu > All Programs > Universal Remote Control > MX-850 Editor 2. Communications menu > Setting > Select COM port[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-695] Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Compatibility

Note: This FAQ will be updating frequently during the 60 days after Mac OS X 10.5's release. Keyspan has tested our products under prerelease versions of 10.5. The following information is based on this testing and should apply to the public release of 10.5. We will be testing the public version of 10.5 after it has been released on Oct 26, 2007. Our results will be updated here. Please note that many of our products are used by other applications (ie Palm software uses our serial ports to communicate with Palm handhelds, Skype software and our VoIP phone, GPS software with GPS hardware connected via a Keyspan adapter). Please make sure that your 3rd party software (ie Palm software, GPS software, etc) is 10.5 compatible. USB to Serial Adapters (any USA-xxx model adapter, any UPR-xxx port replicator) Software version 2.4 or later - COMPATIBLE USB/Print Server (US4A, PS4A, U2S2A) COMPATIBLE Update to software version 2.1b4. An uninstaller is also available (v2.1b3). This version has been posted on our downloads page. Software version 2.0.1 or earlier - NOT COMPATIBLE. We will be releasing an update shortly to address 10.5 issues. Do not install v2.0.1 or earlier on 10.5. IR Based Remotes (any UIA-xxx receiver and REM-xxx remote) Software version 2.4b4 or later - COMPATIBLE. Please note that Express Remotes connected to Airport Express units don't require software. This is expected to work in 10.5 as well. RF Based Remotes (PRUS2, PREZ1, ERRF1, PRPRO3) COMPATIBLE - no drivers needed. For remotes that require software to enable F5, please note that we will be releasing an update for 10.5. TuneView USB COMPATIBLE TuneView for iPod COMPATIBLE - software is only needed for firmware updates. This software is 10.5 compatible. USB Hubs / USB PCI and CardBus Cards / Firewire PCI and CardBus Cards COMPATIBLE - no drivers needed. VoIP Phone Our 1.1.6 software seems to work on 10.5 with Skype v 2.6.0.184 however Skype recommends that you use Skype v 2.7.0.195 BETA for 10.5. We're still testing this version. We won't be ready to say we have 10.5 compatibility until 10.5 support is released in non-beta form from Skype. Bluetooth Adapter COMPATIBLE - no drivers needed. UP-6C/UP-6CM UNTESTED. We will be testing this product shortly. SX Pro Serial Card UNTESTED. If you have any problems with the SXPro Card with 10.5, please contact techsupport@tripplite.com [Last Updated: Sep 26, 2008]

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[FAQ-707] DSMLink Setup

1. Open the DSMLink Software: Go to START menu > Programs > DSMLink > DSMLink 2. Access the DSMLink's COM Port settings: Go to the EDIT menu > selection OPTIONS > click the CONFIGURE tab 3. Tell the DSMLink software to use the Keyspan COM port: Select the Keyspan COM port from the COM PORT menu in CONFIGURE tab[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-708] Midland Radio SP-250 Setup using ACC-908 software

Midland Radio SP-250 1. START menu > Programs > ACC-908 > ACC-908 2. select COM port from PORT pulldown only shows COM1 and COM2 INCOMPLETE TEXT[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-716] OnSet HOBO State BoxCar Setup

1. Open the BoxCar software: -- START menu > Onset Applications > BoxCar 3.7 or -- START menu > Onset Applications > BoxCar 4.3 2. FILE menu > PREFERENCES > COMMUNICATIONS PORT pulldown menu (only shows COM1 thru COM4 on 3.7, COM1-COM16 on BoxCar 4.3) 3. Select your Keyspan COM port.[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-766] Advantage Software Total Eclipse Setup

http://www.accucap.com/ START menu > Programs > Total Eclipse MENUS FILE - RECENT - PRODUCTION - MOVE - EDIT - BLOCK - FORMAT- TOOLS - WINDOW - HELP PRODUCTION menu > USER SETTINGS selection > INPUT tab > INPUT Tab has... - WRITER pull down menu (select your writer) - COMM SETUP button, opens new window. PORT pulldown menu (COM1-16). Select the Keyspan COM port. - TEST button Go to TOOLS menu ALT=T, realtime is marked, name of file, name file, press open, - - - - - Dictionary Jumpstart 7 START menu > Programs > DictionaryJumpstart 7 1. set the PORT pull-down menu (shows COM1 through COM16) 2. also has choices baud, parity, stopbits, databits. - - - - [Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-768] What is the KeySerial1 port in Mac OS X?

The KeySerial1 port is a feature that was added to latest version of the Keyspan Serial Adapter software for Mac OS X. The KeySerial1 port is an alias or shortcut to the: - the port 1 on a Keyspan adapter (if you have a multiple port Keyspan adapter) - of the first Keyspan adapter (any model) detected by your computer The purpose of the KeySerial1 port is to make it easier for customers and developers to easily identify and select a Keyspan port in Mac OS X based software. Keyspan still Keyspan still maintains its geographical port naming scheme. Because of this, you will get a dynamic port name and one extra port name called KeySerial1. Geographical port names will change depending on which USB port your Keyspan adapter is connected to. For example, if you have a port name called: USA19H4b13P1 This tells us that you have a USA-19HS unit that is connected to the USB location called '4b13'. If you move that adapter to another USB port, the USB location will change and you will get a different USB location and, by extension, a different port name (ie USA19H4b14P1). If your software is pointing to USA19H4b13P1 and you've moved the Keyspan adapter, the USA19H4b13P1 doesn't exist anymore and your software will not be able to find your serial device. HOWEVER, if you point your software to KeySerial1, you will be not have to worry about the port number changing since KeySerial1 will always point to a defined device (see the rules above).[Last Updated: Sep 25, 2008]

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[FAQ-789] Do the Keyspan serial port products support Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard)?

The latest driver version 2.6b (file: Model USA-19HS, USA-49WG, USA-28XG & UPR-112G Keyspan Driver - Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) - found in Help & Downloads section of each product as well as the download section) will allow the following products to run on Mac OS10.6. Those products are the USA-19HS, USA-49WG, USA-28XG, and the serial port of the UPR-112G. Although previous versions of these serial based products should work with the new driver release, our support staff will only be able to troubleshoot issues with the current skus. We have done extensive testing, but welcome you the user to give any additional feedback to help with the improvement of the this beta driver.[Last Updated: Sep 18, 2009]

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[FAQ-792] Will the USB Serial Adapters work with Solaris?

The software driver that enables the USA-19HS and USA-49WG is available as part of Solaris 10 Update 5 and later releases. Users should install Solaris 10 Update 5 or later update versions in order to use these products. Latest builds of OpenSolaris also include the driver for these devices. Support for Solaris is available at Sun here and also here[Last Updated: Dec 17, 2009]

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[FAQ-973] Can I use the USA-19HS adapter with a USB 3.0 port?

Yes. The USA-19HS does work with USB 3.0.[Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014]

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[FAQ-1124] What chipset does the USA-19HS use?

The USA-19HS uses a Texas Instruments/TI chipset.[Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014]

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