Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



DoubleTalk (A500) Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A500
 Interface
side expansion port
 Autoconfig ID
756 / 2
    AppleTalk interface
  • existing AppleTalk networks:
    • unlimited number of Macs may be networked
    • 230,4 kbit/s transfer speed (AppleTalk standard)
    • cannot access Macs with MacOS 7.x or later
    • can share files and printers
  • Amiga only networks:
    • up to 32 Amigas may be networked
    • 460,8 kbit/s transfer speed (between other DoubleTalk or Emplant cards)
    • allows any Amiga to function simultaneously as a file server, printer server or client
    • can share large RAM disks
    • supports network distributive software to take advantage of the processing power of several networked Amigas
  • 512 kB ROM
  • phone jack network adapter
  • additional DB25 serial port for the Amiga - due to a misdesign this serial port is not available as long as the AppleTalk connector is connected (it uses the same hardware interrupt)
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • software utilities: Network Manager, AutoLogoff, AutoPublish, password security, NetMail




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