Cas Interface 2 - Special Issue
Cas interface 2 kopplas till USB porten. Tack vare USB kopplingen behöver man inte extern strömförsörjning. Hastigheten är 12 Mbit på USB.
After six months from the release of the Cas Interface, Duolabs throws again the challenge with the incredible Cas Interface 2. This instrument has been created to continue the research into creating a product which is a all in one solution for the Sat market. Thanks to the possibility to be upgraded constantly, extra functions will be set without any need to change hardware, the Cas Interface 2 will always remain an "In Time" product . It will remain an easy-to-use device at a low price. The distribution of the product as usual will be delegated to your retailer and it will begin in the month of January.
The price is not still official but it will go between the 59 and the 79 Euro.
Duolabs thanks all those who believed in our previous project and that will renew the confidence to us. In particular the several Eurpean forums for the support and the dedicated areas (i.e. SatDudez, Toecutter, MagicTrance and all to us those who supported us). One special greeting goes to the Italian Forums: Info-Sat, Sat-News and Sat-Net. Many thanx to Gagliostro for his great dedication and technical-moral support. We are sure also this time of being able to donate you some emotions.
We begin our exploration of the Cas Interface 2 through first technical notes. The Cas Interface 2 is connected to the USB port of your PC and it´s USB 1.1 and 2.0 compliant. Cas Interface 2 it´s a Full Speed device and consequently catches up speed to 12Mbit. Thanks USB port you don´t need external power supply.
Drivers will be released for all the Windows versions: Win 95, Win 98, Win ME, Win 2000 and Win XP.
Multifunctional Output . To connect Add-On´s and connect to receivers.
USB - Full Speed 12 Mbit connection. Gives power supply to the Cas Interface 2. The Full Speed USB connection it´s not so common on all the low cost devices such as Smartcard reader/writers etc. Most of these devices uses a "Low Speed" connections.
Status Led . Helps you during the usage.
PCMCIA Connector. This is an High Quality PCMCIA connector for Cams programming.
Cam and receivers Sidsa based.
Magic Cam and all Cams Sidsa processor based (Magic Module, Magic KIT, Axas, Universal, Kid Cam, Matrix, Matrix Reloaded, Beta etc). The time for programming is remarkablly diminished from the Cas Interface. The time in order to program completely a CAM is around 4 minutes in order to transform one Magic Cam in Matrix Reloaded. Moreover several receivers using the same Sidsa technology are supported through 20 pins Mutifunctional Output and a flat cable. Xilinx CPLD rogramming for 9526 and 9672 is also supported. The great revolution is given the fastest programming through PCMCIA connector or the Multifunctional output (for receivers).
Joker Cam, Ice Crypt Cam etc.
Maybe the greatest innovation is the programming and re-programming of the Chip Atmel in the Joker Cam or Ice Crypt Cam. Through the aid of the PCMCIA connection and an Add-On like the old Cas Card it will be possible to program the a Joker Cam or Ice Crypt Cam. The insertion is easy and it doesn´t require any particular skill. The re-programming of the Atmel will concur to repair the defective Joker Cam and Ice Crypt. The re-programming takes approximately 2 minutes and allows to revitalize your Cam everytime you want.