Compact Flash in a panelview.


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S. Broadhead

I was informed in a previous posting that it was
possible to use an 8MB compact flash card (with pc card adapter)in a panelview. I have tried a couple of brands and have had no success
recognizing these cards. I am using a panelview 1000e firmware version 5.15. Any suggestions?
CompactFlash and other ATA-compatible memory cards only work in PanelView Standard terminals, with firmware later than 3.0 (this excludes some old PanelView 550 terminals). The Standard terminals are the flat-screen ones that are programmed with PanelBuilder32, including the models 300, 550, 600, 900, 1000, and 1400 (the only CRT in the family).

The older PanelView Classic (the model 1200) and the PanelView Enhanced terminals (1400e and 1000e) use only the A-B "DataBook" type memory cards, which won't work in standard notebook computers.

I use CompactFlash cards extensively with PanelView Standard terminals, and I hope I've been clear that it's the Standard units only, not the Enhanced or Classics.

Ken Roach
A-B Seattle
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