Re: ALVA 544 Satellite Traveller braille display with NVDA

hurrikennyandopo ...


the cable you mentioned that is serial to USb the 2 I brought come with a driver CD that also supports windows 10 that I am using now. It can be brought off ebay for under 10 bucks new zealand with free shipping. I can post a link later on today to one that I got otherwise in a shop it could be say 40 bucks new zealand then you might have to buy the converter.

the one I got was correct so no converter price on top.

gene nz

On 8/09/2019 1:05 AM, J.G wrote:

as I have tested successfully, you have 2 choyses.
the first is relatively expensive but very useful. if you can, borrow or buy also protocol converter from Optelec (support has ended) which introduce satellite displays to system as BC displays.
second is that you buy srs232 converter it means, if you have only usb ports on your pc, that you plug in usb side into pc and the other side of converter (serial called also rs232) connect with cable to alva's serial port. In this case you should use brltty.
remember: you must know on which com port a display is connected, so you can setup brltty. and if you use brltty, do not use usb connection on windows with this display.
hope it helps.

regards, Jo┼żef

p.s. braille extender addon cannot help.
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