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Belkin Intros the Sprinter II

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Belkin Intros the Sprinter II

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Belkin Components has introduced a new line of Intelligent Printer Sharing Devices dubbed the "Sprinter II." Three Sprinter II models are available and each permits multiple users to share multiple printers. Each Sprinter II allows multiple computer users to send data to be printed. It then queues the data in its buffer and directs the data to the user specified printer in the order received. This allows users to continue working on other tasks while their document is printing. Each Sprinter unit comes equipped with 256K memory which is user upgradeable to a total of 16 megabytes of memory using standard 256K SIMM's, 1 Meg SIMM's or 4 Meg SIMM's. In addition, up to 9 Sprinter 11 units may be cascaded to allow up to 92 users to share up to 36 printers. Sprinter IIs also allow users to select Baud Rate, produce multiple copies of print jobs, set user priority, re-direct data to different printers, select and change default printers, change time-out settings, prioritize print jobs, and produce form feeds and title pages between documents.

Belkin offers three Sprinter II models to choose from:

* Model FIX404 offers four serial input ports with two serial & two parallel outputs ports, $499. …

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