As of tonight, the last of the uIEC/SD pre-orders have finally shipped. In fact, for the first time since early May, we are caught up on order fulfillment. Now, I can relate some features of the new uIEC/SD daughtercard option:
- Two (2) IEC connectors. No need to ensure the uIEC is the last item on the bus
- 3 uIEC/SD connectors (one populated by default). One is designed to point backwards from the daughtercard (for a horizontal setup), while the other two are vertical. (This means users can reposition the unit for ease of use, or can utilize more than 1 uIEC on the same daughtercard)
- Integrated power plug. No more pigtail wire to break.
- RESET button on board.
- Selectable uIEC/SD RESET operation. Removing the on-board jumper will prevent computer resets from affecting uIEC/SD unit.
Of course, the original Daughtercard remains available for those who prefer a minimal approach. The original daughtercard works best for C128D/DCR users, while the new unit works best for other machines.
The new unit will be available as an option in the store shortly.