Today we plug cards in built-in reader or use external
USB card readers. But before USB it was harder. There were very
expensive SCSI card readers. Cheaper units, many times built in cameras
used serial port and were very slow. CompactFlash cards could be
installed as hard drives, but it required BIOS reconfiguration.
Released in 1999, Camera Connect Pro was solution of this problem. It used faster parallel port, and was extremely reliable - it's more reliable than today's cheap USB card readers!
It can read and write CompactFlash, SmartMedia and PCMCIA Flash memory, but it can't deal with PCMCIA battery-backed RAM cards. It doesn't require power supply, as it takes power from keyboard. The only downfall was support of only one card at a time - it is impossible to put 2 cards in 2 slots and for example copy files between them.
It can be used with Windows 95, 98 or NT.
|Type: Card reader|
|Capacity: Depends on cards used|