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Buffers and Printer Sharing Devices

This is Technologic Systems' original product line from the 80s and early 90s. We are committed to supporting our customers as long as possible and as a result we still sell these products today. Prices have increased a bit to cover hard to source components, but if you need a buffer, we should be able to sell you one. Unfortunately we cannot take online orders, so please contact us to place an order.

 

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The BF line of single user buffers was designed to accelerate data transfer during printing or plotting operations. It allows fast resumption of normal functions, because your computer no longer needs to spoon-feed data to the printer. Operation is fully automatic and completely transparent to the user. A dedicated microprocessor ensures high speeds and flexible options. The BF family can also convert between previously incompatible parallel or serial devices.

The Smart Buffer family was designed to allow multiple computers access to a pool of shared printers. In addition, an internal buffer of up to 16MB quickly off-loads print jobs from the computers, allowing users to continue working with a minimum of interruption. A powerful microprocessor keeps all ports on the SB active at all times, which means nobody ever waits for the printer. Switching between outputs is done using a DOS or Windows based pop-up menu, and is independently controlled from each computer.

One-time set-up and installation can be done in under 5 minutes - there are no DIP switches to set and no arcane commands to remember.

Contact Technologic Systems to order Print Buffers or Smart Buffers.

Smart Buffer Features

  • Conversion between parallel and serial formats is automatic
  • Simultaneous input and output on all channels - Nobody Waits!
  • Turbo option speed up to 100 KB/sec
  • 8 MB of buffer memory
  • Automatic control of all SB functions is simple to integrate into custom applications
  • Output Selection utilities for DOS and Windows are provided, but are not required for operation
  • Dynamic allocation provides efficient use of buffer memory
  • Broadcast Mode - sends print jobs out to multiple printers simultaneously. Perfect for Print on demand applications!
  • All parallel ports use DB25-F connectors; serial ports use RJ-12 'phone jacks.'
  • Serial ports support all data rates and formats, software (XON/XOFF) and hardware (RTS/CTS) flow control, and bi-directional communication between input and output.

Smart Buffer Prices and Specifications


Model Parallel Ports Serial Ports Price
  Total Outputs Total Outputs
SB-300 9 1 to 5 0   $479.95
SB-400 12 1 to 7 0   $599.95
SB-500 15 1 to 9 0   $609.95
SB-210 5 1 to 3 4 0 to 4 $499.95
SB-310 8 1 to 4 4 0 to 4 $569.95
SB-410 11 1 to 5 4 0 to 4 $629.95
SB-201 3 1 8 0 to 8 $499.95
SB-301 6 1 or 2 8 0 to 8 $599.95
SB-302 3 1 16 0 to 16 $719.95

 

Print Buffer Models

BF-30 Turbo
  • Enhanced components provide data transfer rates exceeding 300,000 characters per second.
  • Offers Parallel to Parallel operation.
  • Dimensions 5.25 x 4 x 1.5 inches
Pricing
2MB
$399
BF-20 or BF-40
  • The BF-40 offers a Parallel input to a Serial output.
  • The BF-20 offers a Serial input to a Parallel output.
  • Supports baud rates of 300 to 38.4 kilobits per second.
  • Dimensions 5.25 x 4 x 1.5 inches
Pricing
2MB
$399
BF-50 Turbo
  • BF-50 Turbo offers a serial input to serial output.
  • Supports independent baud rates on input and output
  • Baud rates 300 through 115Kbaud
  • Support hardware or software (XON/XOFF) flow control.
  • Dimensions 5.25 x 4 x 1.5 inches
Pricing
2MB
$399
BF-60
  • BF-60 offers a serial input to serial output.
  • Supports independent baud rates on input and output
  • Baud rates 300 through 115Kbaud
  • Support hardware or software (XON/XOFF) flow control.
  • Dimensions 5.25 x 4 x 1.5 inches
  • Specializing in data logging applications. Battery Backed memory provides inherent data security of up to 10 years! You can turn the unit off, move it to another location and begin printing, plotting, or processing data without any loss whatsoever.
Pricing
1MB
$499

 

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