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    Can Anybody Identify This Cable?

    We are having some work done on our Promethean whiteboards and we need to source cables which link the board via a serial-type cable. I have attached pictures of the connectors [aplogies for the poor quality, but it was the best I could get out of the cr*ppy camera] What I am looking for is what to call the cables when ordering them, something like 20 metre Serial to USB, but obviously using the correct terms for the terminations.
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    Re: Can Anybody Identify This Cable?

    It's Jim!

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    Re: Can Anybody Identify This Cable?

    Nope its David! Seriously though I think its an HP cable to pluginto the backs of printers (Specialist Connection starts with a C but I can't remember) I believe some laptops have a similar one but I think its for docking stations.


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    Re: Can Anybody Identify This Cable?

    mini-Centronics I think it was called or just Centronics.


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    Re: Can Anybody Identify This Cable?

    Looks like what i used to call a "half port centronics" cable - which hp used on some of their older laserjets - I think the old laserjet 1100 used it.

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    Re: Can Anybody Identify This Cable?

    Promethians website has something called a Keyspan Serial to USB adapter

    link...

    Dunno if its what your looking for tho...

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    Re: Can Anybody Identify This Cable?

    They seem to be called Promeathean PromEthean Usb - Pc To Whiteboard Cable

    http://online.ogcbuyingsolutions.gov...ant_id=1255089

    Or am I missing the point here?

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    Re: Can Anybody Identify This Cable?

    mini-Centronics I think it was called or just Centronics.
    Centronics, otherwise known as IEEE 1284.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1284

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    Re: Can Anybody Identify This Cable?

    Well am I pleased that is over, now i can get back to some serious zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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    Re: Can Anybody Identify This Cable?

    That's the Activboard end of the Wound Activboard Serial/Power cable.

    You can check out the part codes/names/prices here:
    http://uk.prometheankb.com/article.a...232873&p=10121

    If you want to connect at 20m then you are going to need a 20m serial cable with a serial to usb adaptor on the end (if you want to use usb). Or extend the USB with a cat5 converter.

    Phone up Promethean support if you want more info, or just ask me here.

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