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Connecting your color spectrophotometer to OnColor with a USB adapter

Posted by Tom Merck on Wed, Sep 02, 2009

Many color instruments and spectrophotometers in use today come with a serial cable to connect and communicate with a computer.  However, serial ports are a thing of the past and very few PC's come with a serial port as standard configuration these days.  While you can always install a serial port, an easier way to connect to the PC is to use a Serial to USB adapter.  This is a special cable that plugs into the serial port output of your spectrophotometer on one end and plugs into a USB port on the computer on the other.  This circumvents the need for a serial port on the PC. 

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Tags: OnColor, USB adapter, color spectrophotometer