Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 34 / MARCH 1983 / PAGE 251

Printer Interface For The Commodore VIC And 64

Cardco, Inc., has introduced a microprocessor controlled printer interface for the Commodore VIC-20 and 64 computers. The "Card/?" (pronounced card-print) features an eight-bit, eight-megahertz Intel microprocessor with IK of onboard ROM software. This advanced design allows the user to plug any standard parallel printer into the VIC printer port.

Using the VIC's own printer commands, in conjunction with seven additional commands added by the interface, allows currently available programs to be run without any modifications to the hardware or software. All of the CBM ASCII irregularities are compensated for by the interface.

Features such as upper/lowercase selection and auto line feed after carriage return can be controlled from the keyboard or from program control. Additionally, the unit offers a graphics mode that will pass all character string numbers without modification, and a special program listing mode that automatically substitutes bracketed letters in place of VIC graphic characters in program listings, making them far easier to read.

The "Card/?" includes all necessary cords and cables. Simply plug it in and print, no switches to switch, and no modifications required.

The "Card/?" is available from computer stores nationwide for only $79.95 suggested retail.

Cardco, Inc.
3135 Bayberry
Wichita, KS 67226