enable your printer to work wirelessly with your Ir
enabled Laptop, PDA, Cellular
phone, or other IR
device. Why mess
if you don't have to?!
Ir Printer IR100M series Adapter is compatible with
all Centronics-B(36 pins)
printers that are compatible with DOS. IR100M series is
compatible with most Centronics-B(36 pins) parallel printers
that their Microsoft Windows printer driver use LPT port
with proper driver.
Hardware and PC Setup Diagrams
of the IR100M series Printer Adapter, simply make all
connects and enable IR and your ready to print wirelessly.
simple to setup, above is a diagram of the PC setup
with the IR100M series Adapter.
Ir Printer adapter IR100M Specifications and Features
Printer Adapter Specs
Compatible with IrDA-1.0 at speeds of 9.6K, 19.2K, 57.6K, 115.2K bps.
IrDA protocol software necessary for secondary station communication.
Printer flow control.
Between 0cm and 100cm.
Built in printer share switch with two CEN36 connectors in a pass through
module. Connects PC to printer with standard printer cable, and with
the addition of an IR wireless printing path.
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT (excluding AC
adapter and IR cable/head assembly):
4.0"L x 2.1"W x 0.9"H
102mm x 54mm x 23mm
6.8 oz. (184.4gr.)
Printer Adapter Features
series is compatible with all Centronics-B(36
pins) parallel printers that are compatible with
wireless printing directly from your IrDA devices.
directly from desktop or LAN by connecting the
printer cable to the built-in pass through connector.
switch between mobile IR or desktop cable-based
indicate transmission speed and printing status.
head can be easily attached to any convenient
ACT-IR100M gives the user IR wireless printing
from mobile computers and PDA's.
Printer Adapter Setup
HP Deskjet 540 printer with the IR100M series printer
to the left, the Ir printer adapter series IR100M is
attached to the printer
and ready to be used with a laptop, PDA, cellular phone
or other Ir capable device. In this case a Compaq Presario
notebook with Ir functions was used to send a document
for print to the printer.
The printer itself was connected to a windows 95 machine
with an updated Windows
95 Ir version 2.0 driver. Once
in range the adapter was recognized and printing was started.
NOTE: It may be necessary if using a windows 95 machine
to update the current IR driver to version 2.0 using
The IR100M Printer Adapter Standard Connectors
above is the same connector showing both male and female
ends. This is a typical set up using a standard 36 pin
Centronics connector. Very easy install as if connecting
the cable itself into the printer, the male end attaches
to the printer port on the printer. The female is attached
to the male end of the cable and then to to PC or Desktop.
To ensure proper function you must change the default
LPT port of the printer to Ir, once this is done, the
printer is ready to use the Ir Printer Adapter series
your wireless printer wireless capable, that's exactly
what this adapter does. I updated my Windows 95
IR driver to version 2.0 as suggested in the user's
manual, connected everything and I was printing
via wireless connection in no time. The adapter
is compatible with Windows OS through to Windows
2000 and is a real plus for wireless printing with
laptops, PDA's, digital cameras and other Ir capable
devices. The are some devices this adapter will
not work with, you'll have to look at the compatibility
list for details. The adapter worked very well
as I selected a document on my IR capable laptop
to print through the IR printer adapter.
This is ideal for an office situation of non networked
printers. Turn them into Ir capable devices and
wirelessly to the printer as you walk by with your
PDA or laptop.
If your looking for wireless printing but don't
have an Ir capable printer, I would recommend this
device. It's an alternative to buying a new printer
if what your looking for is a wireless printer to
work with your other wireless devices.
Bob Boisvert...Web Professional