Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 30 / NOVEMBER 1982 / PAGE 235

Port Extension And Serial Interface For Apple

Versa Computing has introduced EZ Port-II, a twin-switched zero insertion force (ZIF) socketed extension and cable designed to extend the Apple computer game I/O port. EZ Port-II is a two-socket version of the earlier EZ Port-I. EZ Port-II sells for $34.95.

EZ Port-II eliminates the hassle of converting from one I/O device to another (i.e., paddles to joystick to Versa Writer) by extending the I/O games port outside the computer. Changes are convenient, quick, and safe.

Also now available from Versa is a low cost, serial interface for Apple II computers. The Versa serial interface is designed to function only with those features necessary to operate a serial printer. The serial interface operates with the RS 232-C protocol, and other configurations can also be accommodated at installation times. The unit sells for $79.95

The interface operates at switchable baud rates of 300, 600, 1200, 1800, 2400, 4800, 9600 and 19,200. In addition to baud rate, the printer is equipped with switches for automatic line feed, screen display, and line length. The interface package contains a 4.5x2.7" printed circuit board, and a ribbon cable with eight female pins crimped on one end and a 16 pin dip header on the other.

Versa Computing Inc.
3541 Old Conejo Rd., Suite 104
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 498-1956

Versa's Serial Interface for Apple

Versa's EZ Port II for Apple