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Keyspan SX serial PCI cards (requires mac os 8+)
« on: September 27, 2014, 11:11:41 AM »
came in 3 different model numbers:
the keyspan sx-2 has 2 ports
the keyspan sx-4 has 4 ports
the keyspan sx-pro4 replaced the other 2 models eventually and has 4 ports


http://web.archive.org/web/20000816032605/http://www.keyspan.com/products/sxpro/

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Requirements:    
Mac OS 8.0 or greater
PCI based Mac OS compatible computer
(Note: An Apple firmware bug prevents this card from being used in certain beige G3 PowerMacsand all Tanzania based Macs ie 4400 and StarMax clones,  Keyspan is currently working with Apple to identify possible fixes for the Tanzania based Mac problem.)

(for those with a ROM subversion value of 0x40F2. UPDATE: This issue has been fixed in the SX Pro version 1.2.2 (and greater) software)

for more compatibility info: http://web.archive.org/web/20000818222609/http://www.keyspan.com/products/sxpro/docs/swp/aCompatibility.html

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The Keyspan SX Pro Serial Card supports the following MIDI clocking modes: x1, x16, x32, and x64. This means that if you have a MIDI device that uses any of these clocking modes, your MIDI device should work with the Keyspan SX Pro Serial Card.

However, due to the different implementations of the MIDI standard, some devices may not compatible with the SX Pro Serial Card. Please contact your MIDI device and/or software manufacturer for compatiblilty of their products with the SX Pro Serial Card or contact Keyspan for more information.

notes on midi compatibility:
http://web.archive.org/web/20001010233218/http://www.keyspan.com/products/SXPro/docs/swp/aMIDI.html
-- July 13, 2000


drivers for mac os x + mac os 9:
http://web.archive.org/web/19990829020135/http://www.keyspan.com/products/SXPro/downloads/
http://web.archive.org/web/20000816190407/http://www.keyspan.com/products/sxpro/downloads/
http://web.archive.org/web/20020804041452/http://www.keyspan.com/products/sxpro/downloads/
http://web.archive.org/web/20020209035603/http://keyspan.com/products/SXPro/downloads/
http://web.archive.org/web/20060102181013/http://www.keyspan.com/products/sxpro/downloads/
http://web.archive.org/web/20061104194650/www.keyspan.com/products/sxpro/homepage.2.downloads.spml
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Re: Keyspan Sxpro serial PCI
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 04:16:49 AM »
https://www.cnet.com/news/keyspan-sx-pro-serial-card-problems-reported/

apparently theres compatibility issues with using this card on a G3 beige macintosh (1997 model?)

http://www.keyspan.com/products/sxpro/docs/swp/azMIDI.html

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    Keyspan SX Pro Serial Card software version 1.4
    Posted: August 7, 2000
    File Size: 384K
    This file contains version 1.4 of the Keyspan SX Pro Serial Card installer.

    Release Notes:
    * improves overall serial communications

    * fixes an issue with virtual memory

    * Changed the Keyspan SX Pro Manager appearance. Also, its appearance can now be controlled with the Appearance control panel.

    * "Epson Support" is now enabled on emulated Modem Port (SXPro Port #2) after restarting your computer. Please read the Keyspan SX Pro documentation for details.

    Please note: It is recommended that all users upgrading to this version should re-select the Keyspan port(s) in their serial device(s) software.

http://web.archive.org/web/20010217225956/http://www.keyspan.com/products/sxpro/downloads/