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Bitronics Auto Switch


AS8144B works similarly with AF-142. It allows users 4 PCs to scan the print task needs and transfers data to the printer. AS8144B also supports 2-way operation (1 PC to multiple serial devices and provides broadcasting function.


Package Contents

  • 1x Auto Switch
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x 3.5" Disk
  • Bi-tronics and Centronics compatible.
  • Reversible operation for 1-in-4-out or 4-in-1-out.
  • Supports IEEE-1284 nibble mode.
  • Print job management is first come, first serve.
  • Supports broadcast mode.
  • Selects ports by button and software code operation.
  • Non-powered operation.
  • HP Laser Jet, Canon, Epson and NEC Compatible.
  • OS Compatibility: WIN98, WIN ME, WIN 2K and WIN XP.
Port SelectionInput 4 --> 1: Auto / Manual PC Selection; Output 1 --> 4: Software / Manual Printer Selection
Power ConsumptionDC 9V 0.45W (max.)
Cable Distance6 m (max.)
Input ArbitrationFirst come first served
Connectors (Input)1 x DB-25 Female
Connectors (Output)4 x DB-25 Female
Unit Dimensions
Width3.8 in. (9.6 cm)
Height1.2 in. (3.1 cm)
Length6.9 in. (17.5 cm)
Unit Package Dimensions
Width4.5 in.
Height8 in.
Depth1.75 in.
Master Carton
Width16.5 in. (42.0 cm)
Height9.0 in. (22.9 cm)
Depth18.0 in. (45.7 cm)
Master Carton Qty.40
Master Carton Wt.25.38 lb.
Unit Pack Wt.0.58 lb.

OSDescriptionVer.Release DateFile Name
DOSv2.0 AS-8144b_dos.zip
DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows MEv2.0 AS-8144b_win31.zip
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows MEv2.0 AS-8144b_win95_98_me.zip
Windows 2000, Windows NT 3.51, Windows XPv2.0 AS-8144b_winnt_2000_xp.zip