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Operating System: Microsoft Windows95/98/2000/XP
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This serial port is far much harder to interface as compared to the parallel port. All devices connected to the serial port will require a serial transmission that has been converted to parallel. The conversion can be done by the use of the UART the serial conversion gives the user the advantage to have longer cables as compared to parallel cables . Serial ports transmit -3 to -25 volts and +3 to +25 volts as parallel connections transmit 0 v. It is therefore considered that serial ports can handle up to a maximum 50 volts as compared to the old fashioned parallel connections. A massive amount of wires are needed in parallel connection but in serial connection the user does not need so many wires and thus the connections in a serial connection are rather neat and easier to maintain.
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The com port has the capability of transmitting 8 bits of data at a single time across a room and at the same time having the capability of deciphering bits of data and thus the advantage of serial connections. The com port has an in built infra red transmission unit that gives the unit to transmit data wireless. The strength of the transmission of the com port has been cut down to conserve power thus the reason of the RS232 bit length. The com port has an in built micrometer, micrometers have become popular recently thanks to the Serial Communication Interfaces (SCI) which are used to communicate to other users all over the world. The use of serial connection reduces the uses of pins to only the use of two pins. The com port is compatible with Microsoft Windows95/98/2000/XP and requires a Pentium III motherboard. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and COM Port D errors before installing any driver updates.