Comtrol BroadPort 550 Download Drivers and Manual

Available 9 files for BroadPort 550
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol BroadPort 550
Description
Diagnostic
Operating Systems
Manual
Version Manual
2.08
Size Manual
1.4Mb
File Name
1800125d.i
Info
Creating Bootable Diagnostic Diskettes
To create a bootable diagnostic diskette:
Download the appropriate Disk Image to your hard drive. Note the file name, as you will need that later. The file names have one of these formats: 150xxxxY.i or 180xxxxY.i, where: xxxx are numbers and Y is an alpha-character.
RocketPort image file (.exe version is not supprted as of Rev F)
RocketPort 550 image file
RocketModem image file
Hostess image file
WINDOWS and DOS USERS: Download the Rawrite utility. For more information about Rawrite, you can refer to rawrite3.doc, which contains similar information as this file.
Insert a formatted 1.44MB diskette.
Follow the appropriate instructions for your operating system (found below) to complete the procedure:
Windows Environment
Double-click on the Rawrite.exe utility you downloaded.
Enter the disk image source file name.
Enter the target diskette drive, for example; a.
Insert the formatted diskette into the target drive and press the ENTER key.
Rawrite may be aborted at any time by typing ^C or CTRL-Break.
DOS Environment
At the DOS prompt, execute the RaWrite utility that you downloaded to your hard drive. For example: C:\TEMP\RaWrite
Enter the disk image file name.
Enter the target diskette drive, for example; a.
Insert the formatted diskette into the target drive and press the ENTER key.
Rawrite may be aborted at any time by typing ^C or CTRL-Break.
UNIX Environments
Use the dd command to copy the diskette image file out to a floppy drive. For example:
dd if=/<150xxxxY> of=/dev/rfd0135ds18 (primary 3.5" drive)

dd if=/<150xxxxY> of=/dev/rfd1135ds18 (secondary 3.5" drive)

For more information about dd, refer to your operating system’s manpages.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol BroadPort 550
Description
Installation
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for MS-DOS
Version Manual
C
Size Manual
324Kb
File Name
qs_dos.pdf
Info
MS-DOS v5.0 and v6.2 1. Before you begin ...............................................................................................................................3
2. Extracting the driver files to the PC’s hard disk .............................................................................3
3. Installing Your RocketPort/BroadPort 550 hardware....................................................................4
4. Enumerating the RocketPort/BroadPort 550 for use under a Windows 9x DOS session. ...........5
5. Verifying operation ...........................................................................................................................6
6. RocketPort/BroadPort 550 Removal ................................................................................................6
7. RocketPort 550, RocketPort 550 Universal & BroadPort 550 Connector Pin-outs.....................7
8 Technical Support .............................................................................................................................15
9. Specifications....................................................................................................................................16
10. Trademarks....................................................................................................................................18
1. Before you begin
V1.10 and above of the DOS sample software supports the original
RocketPort/BroadPort 550 range, the RocketPort/BroadPort 550 Universal range and
the new BroadPort 550 Universal RS422 SMPTE cards.
When this document refers to RocketPort/BroadPort 550 it is relevant to the
RocketPort/BroadPort 550, the RocketPort/BroadPort 550 Universal controller and
the BroadPort 550 cards. If the text is relevant to only one controller type then the
reference will be to the ‘RocketPort/BroadPort 550 Universal’ , ‘original
RocketPort/BroadPort 550’ or BroadPort 550.
The MS DOS sample source code for the RocketPort/BroadPort 550 is supplied as a
self extract file.
The sample source code is intended for use with standard MS DOS. It can also be
used in a DOS session under Windows 9x. It will work with a single
RocketPort/BroadPort 550 controller, however developers are free to modify the code
for operation with multiple RocketPort/BroadPort 550 cards.
This software’s primary purpose is to assist DOS developers in the porting of their
existing Hostess 450/550 register level driver software to the RocketPort/BroadPort
550.
The sample source, as supplied, builds a simple application called ‘TERM’EXE’.
NOTE: The DOS sample source code accesses the RocketPort/BroadPort 550
controller at the register I/O level. Executable code produced using these techniques
cannot be used under Windows NT, XP or 2000.

2. Extracting the driver files to the PC’s hard disk
Terminology means press the enter key.
The term ‘directory’ will be used which is synonymous with a Windows ‘folder’
The following assumes that you are running MS DOS or a DOS session under Windows 9x. If
running under Windows, then you may, of course, use Windows Explorer to create a working folder and
copy/paste files.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol BroadPort 550
Description
Device Driver
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for Windows 2000
Version Driver
2.03
Size Driver
324Kb
File Name
qs_dos.pdf
Info
Software installation documentation is available. Do NOT install this driver on Windows XP or NT systems. 1. Before you begin ...............................................................................................................................3
2. Extracting the driver files to the PC’s hard disk .............................................................................3
3. Installing Your RocketPort/BroadPort 550 hardware....................................................................4
4. Enumerating the RocketPort/BroadPort 550 for use under a Windows 9x DOS session. ...........5
5. Verifying operation ...........................................................................................................................6
6. RocketPort/BroadPort 550 Removal ................................................................................................6
7. RocketPort 550, RocketPort 550 Universal & BroadPort 550 Connector Pin-outs.....................7
8 Technical Support .............................................................................................................................15
9. Specifications....................................................................................................................................16
10. Trademarks....................................................................................................................................18
1. Before you begin
V1.10 and above of the DOS sample software supports the original
RocketPort/BroadPort 550 range, the RocketPort/BroadPort 550 Universal range and
the new BroadPort 550 Universal RS422 SMPTE cards.
When this document refers to RocketPort/BroadPort 550 it is relevant to the
RocketPort/BroadPort 550, the RocketPort/BroadPort 550 Universal controller and
the BroadPort 550 cards. If the text is relevant to only one controller type then the
reference will be to the ‘RocketPort/BroadPort 550 Universal’ , ‘original
RocketPort/BroadPort 550’ or BroadPort 550.
The MS DOS sample source code for the RocketPort/BroadPort 550 is supplied as a
self extract file.
The sample source code is intended for use with standard MS DOS. It can also be
used in a DOS session under Windows 9x. It will work with a single
RocketPort/BroadPort 550 controller, however developers are free to modify the code
for operation with multiple RocketPort/BroadPort 550 cards.
This software’s primary purpose is to assist DOS developers in the porting of their
existing Hostess 450/550 register level driver software to the RocketPort/BroadPort
550.
The sample source, as supplied, builds a simple application called ‘TERM’EXE’.
NOTE: The DOS sample source code accesses the RocketPort/BroadPort 550
controller at the register I/O level. Executable code produced using these techniques
cannot be used under Windows NT, XP or 2000.

2. Extracting the driver files to the PC’s hard disk
Terminology means press the enter key.
The term ‘directory’ will be used which is synonymous with a Windows ‘folder’
The following assumes that you are running MS DOS or a DOS session under Windows 9x. If
running under Windows, then you may, of course, use Windows Explorer to create a working folder and
copy/paste files.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol BroadPort 550
Description
Installation
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for Windows 2000
Version Manual
C
Size Manual
347Kb
File Name
qs_w2k.pdf
Info
1. Before you begin
2. Extracting the driver files to the PC’s hard disk
3. Installing Your controller hardware
4. Installing the Windows 2000 Device Driver
5. View the allocated COM names
6. Verifying operation
7. Portname utility
8. Removal
9. RocketPort 550, RocketPort 550 Universal
& BroadPort 550 Universal Connector Pin-outs
10.Technical Support
11.Specifications
12.Copyright and Trademarks
Appendicies
A. Removal of the Windows 2000 RP550/BP550 device
driver files and registry entries

1. Before you begin
Important
Prior to installing this version of the RocketPort, 550, RocketPort 550 Universal
& BroadPort 550 Universal device driver, any earlier installed versions MUST
BE REMOVED including all device information files and registry entries. If you
have earlier RocketPort/BroadPort 550 PCi drivers installed then refer to
appendix A before continuing.
If you are installing a RocketPort/BroadPort 550 driver for the first time on the
target PC then continue below.
The Windows 2000 device driver for the RocketPort 550/BroadPort 550 is supplied as
a single self extracting file. The driver supports the original RocketPort 550 PCi range
as well as the newly introduced RocketPort 550 PCi Universal & BroadPort 550 PCi
Universal ranges.
The RP550/BP 550 PCi Universal controllers can be installed in PCi slots that support
either 3.3V or 5V bus signals. The original RocketPort 550 PCi range can only be
installed in PCi slots that support 5V signalling.
The original RocketPort 550 PCi controller will be referred to as the RocketPort
550
The RocketPort 550 PCi Universal controller will be referred to as the
RocketPort/BroadPort 550 Universal. The range consists of 4, 8 & 16 port
controllers.
The BroadPort 550 PCi Univeral controller will be referred to as the BroadPort 550
Universal. The range consists of 8 & 16 port controllers.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol BroadPort 550
Description
Installation BETA
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for Windows Vista
Version Manual
A
Size Manual
18Kb
File Name
winvist_notes.pdf
Info
1. Introduction........................................................................................................... - 3 -
2. Extracting the Driver Files to the PC’s Hard Disk ............................................... - 3 -
3. Hardware Installation........................................................................................... - 4 -
4. Installation............................................................................................................. - 4 -
5. Removal ................................................................................................................ - 5 -
6. Interface Connections ........................................................................................... - 5 -
7. RP550/BP550 specifications................................................................................. - 5 -

1. Introduction
The ‘Quick Start’ document is not yet available and these notes are to help you install
the RP550/BP550 under Windows Vista.
The Vista driver is for 32 bit versions of the operating system. It cannot be used on 64
Bit versions of Vista and installation on those systems should not be attempted.
This driver is currently unsigned.
For information on the I/F connections for the RP550/BP550 controllers, you can
refer to either the Windows XP or Windows 2000 ‘Quick Start’
Guides.

2. Extracting the Driver Files to the PC’s Hard Disk
Using Windows Explorer, locate the self extract file.
If you have a Comtrol supplied CD then open the folder \WinVista (on the CD) then
double click the file WinVistadrv.exe
The self extractor dialog will appear. The default target folder (for the extracted files)
is C:\Comtrol\Installations\RP550XP and will be displayed in the ‘Unzip to folder’
box
You may change the target folder as you wish, but note that the remainder of this
document assumes that the extracted driver files are located in
C:\Comtrol\Installations\RP550XP. If you have changed the target folder you must
remember to specify this path when required during installation.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol BroadPort 550
Description
Installation
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for Windows XP
Version Manual
B
Size Manual
341Kb
File Name
qs_wxp.pdf
Info
1. Before You Begin
2. Extracting the Driver Files to the PC’s Hard Disk
3. Installing Your Controller Hardware
4. Installing the Windows XP Device Driver
5. View the Allocated COM Names
6. Verifying Operation
7. Portname Utility
8. Hardware Removal
9. Uninstalling the Windows XP Device Driver
10. RocketPort 550 & RocketPort 550 Universal
& BroadPort 550 Connector Pin-outs
11. Technical Support
12. Specifications
13. Copyright and Trademarks

1. Before you begin
Important
Prior to installing this version of the RocketPort 550, RocketPort 550 Universal
& BroadPort 550 device driver, any earlier installed versions MUST BE
REMOVED including all device information files and registry entries. If you
have earlier RocketPort/BroadPort 550 PCi drivers installed then refer to
appendix A before continuing.
If you are installing a RocketPort/BroadPort 550 driver for the first time on the
target PC then continue below.
The Windows XP device driver for the RocketPort/BroadPort 550 is supplied as a
single self extracting file. The driver supports the original RocketPort 550 range as well
as the newly introduced RocketPort 550 Universal & BroadPort 550 PCi Universal
ranges.
The RP550/BP550 PCi Universal controllers can be installed in PCi slots that support
either 3.3V or 5V bus signals. The original RocketPort 550 PCi range can only be
installed in PCi slots that support 5V signalling.
The original RocketPort PCi controller will be referred to as RocketPort 550. The
range consists of 4,8 & 16 port controllers.
The RocketPort 550 PCi Universal controller will be referred to as the RocketPort
550 Universal. The range consists of 4,8 & 16 port controllers
The BroadPort 550 PCi Univeral controller will be referred to as the BroadPort 550
Universal. The range consists of 8 & 16 port controllers supporting SMPTE serial
interface standard (RS422 for the broadcast industry).
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol BroadPort 550
Description
Device Driver
Operating Systems
MS-DOS
Version Driver
1.10
Size Driver
64Kb
File Name
dos550.exe
Info
Software installation documentation is available. Rocket Port 550 Sample MS-DOS I/O application

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1.0 Introduction
================
This software comprises a sample MS DOS I/O application called TERM.EXE,
including 'C' source code for the RocketPort 550 PCi controller range.

Supported controllers
---------------------
One of the following

ORIGINAL ROCKETPORT 550 PCi
===========================
RocketPort 550 PCi 4 RJ45
RocketPort 550 PCi 4 Quadcable
RocketPort 550 PCi 8 RJ11
RocketPort 550 PCi 8 Octacable
RocketPort 550 PCi 8 (used with RocketPort I/F box)
RocketPort 550 PCi 16 (used with RocketPort I/F box)

ROCKETPORT 550 PCI UNIVERSAL (including Low Profile versions)
=============================================================
RocketPort 550 PCi 8 Universal Low Profile (used with RocketPort I/F box)
RocketPort 550 PCi 16 Universal Low Profile (used with RocketPort I/F box)
RocketPort 550 PCi 4 Universal RJ45
RocketPort 550 PCi 4 Universal QUAD ( Low Profile aka mini )
RocketPort 550 PCi 8 Universal OCTA
RocketPort 550 PCi 8 Universal RJ11
RocketPort 550 PCi 16 Universal SMPTE (16 x RS422)

The code consists of I/O modules that provide a driver level interface to
the hardware including interrupt handler and PCI Bios routines supporting
a simple application that operates in a similar manner to the 'TERM' program
that ships with the original ISA base Hostess card MS DOS driver.

The modules are built into an MS DOS .EXE program also called 'TERM'.

This sample code is designed for use under true MS-DOS. It has been
tested with MS DOS version 6.2

===============================================
Notes on use under MS Windows 9x

It has undergone some testing within an MS Windows 95 (retail version only)
DOS session and appears to operate satisfactorily.

A generic INF file has thus been provided to handle the PCI card bus enumeration.
In order to 'see' the controllers under Windows 95 OSR2 and Windows 98, the
generic INF file can be used with the 'Add new hardware' wizard to enumerate
the card.

However no guarantees are made regarding operation of the sample
I/O application under MS Windows 95 or 98 as the software is intended for use
under true MS DOS.

If true MS DOS is not available and problems are encountered with a Windows
95/98 DOS session, then it is suggested that the PC is shutdown to MS DOS
mode or shutdown and rebooted to console operation (ie press F8 just as the
starting Windows 9x message appears and select console boot).
This software performs direct register I/O and so cannot be used
under an MS windows NT console session.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol BroadPort 550
Description
Device Driver BETA
Operating Systems
Windows Vista
Version Driver
2.03
Size Driver
147Kb
File Name
winvistadrv.exe
Info
Software installation documentation is available. Rocket Port 550 series Windows Vista (32 Bit) device driver
===========================================================

Original RP550 range (5V PCI bus only)
======================================
RocketPort 550 RJ45
RocketPort 550 Quad
RocketPort 550 8 RJ11
RocketPort 550 8 Octa
RocketPort 550 8 (using RocketPort 8 I/F or UI )
RocketPort 550 16 (using RocketPort 16 I/F or UI)

RocketPort 550 Universal PCi range (5v & 3.3V PCI bus)
======================================================
RocketPort 550 4 Quad (Mini) Universal PCI
RocketPort 550 4 RJ45 Universal PCI
RocketPort 550 8 RJ11 Universal PCI
RocketPort 550 8 Octa Universal PCI
RocketPort 550 8 Universal PCI
RocketPort 550 16 Universal PCI

BroadPort 550 8 Universal PCI SMPTE
BroadPort 550 16 Universal PCI SMPTE
December 2007 V2.03
1. Derived from Windows XP driver.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol BroadPort 550
Description
Device Driver
Operating Systems
Windows XP
Version Driver
2.03
Size Driver
147Kb
File Name
winxpdrv.exe
Info
Software installation documentation is available. Do NOT install this driver on Windows XP or NT systems. Rocket Port 550 series Windows XP device driver
=================================================

Original RP550 range (5V PCI bus only)
======================================
RocketPort 550 RJ45
RocketPort 550 Quad
RocketPort 550 8 RJ11
RocketPort 550 8 Octa
RocketPort 550 8 (using RocketPort 8 I/F or UI )
RocketPort 550 16 (using RocketPort 16 I/F or UI)

RocketPort 550 Universal PCi range (5v & 3.3V PCI bus)
======================================================
RocketPort 550 4 Quad (Mini) Universal PCI
RocketPort 550 4 RJ45 Universal PCI
RocketPort 550 8 RJ11 Universal PCI
RocketPort 550 8 Octa Universal PCI
RocketPort 550 8 Universal PCI
RocketPort 550 16 Universal PCI

BroadPort 550 8 Universal PCI SMPTE
BroadPort 550 16 Universal PCI SMPTE
September 2003 V2.00
1. Original Release for Windows XP. Essentially same driver as used with Windows2000
2. Included support for RP550 Universal Quad (MINI)/RJ45/OCTA/RJ11 RS232 only cards

March 2004 V2.01
1. Updates required for HCT tests. Passed HCT 11.2 test with RP550 Octa SFS prototype

March 2006 V2.02
1. Fix enumeration problem affecting original Rp550 5V cards installed in Dell Optiplex PC's
2. Rebuild with DDK version 3790.1830 Windows XP environment
3. Update WCOM32.EXE to V1.57

July 2007 V2.03
1. Add support for BroadPort 550 8 and 16 port uPCi SMPTE cards
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