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Old 03-10-2008, 10:16 AM
aaThomas aaThomas is offline
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Long 9-pins serial cables


To get our VR-lab up and running, we need a set of serial 9-pins (or RS232) cables that are at least 15 meters. But since the advent of USB, such cables are hard to find. Do you know any company (preferably within the European Union) that still sells them?

Thanx and kind regards, Thomas
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:33 AM
aaThomas aaThomas is offline
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Our current solution: Use RJ45 cables (with converters to RS232)
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:32 PM
mspusch mspusch is offline
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you need a serial crossover (nullmodem) cable to connect the PPT computer to another computer over serial. usually the nullmodem cables are available with a maximum of 15feet (5meter) length.
you can extend the nullmodem cable with a STRAIGHT THRU serial cable (called serial extension cable). Those are available as long as 3meter, usually.

if you want to do really long distances, you should consider outputting as VRPN with the PPT and use ethernet. this gives you basically unlimited distance
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