COM Port 2 Mode
Possible values of an option:
[Normal], [IrDA], [ASKIR]
[Disabled], [IrDA], [ASKIR]
The option description:
Some time ago for communication on small distances (we tell, between a mobile phone and the computer) the infrared port was often used. This device can be met in three variants of execution: at first, the infrared priemo-transmitter can be connected to one of computer COM-ports, secondly, for these purposes the USB-port can be used, thirdly, the priemo-transmitter can be connected to a special connector on the motherboard. And if first two variants demand only setting of drivers in the latter case, a pole to everything, it is necessary to fulfill certain adjustments in BIOS Setup.
The described option just also allows to configure the second serial port (COM2) for operation in a mode of infrared port. Naturally, it is a question only of the infrared priemo-transmitter connected to a special connector on the motherboard. The second COM-port is thus disconnected.
Value by default — [Normal] (or [Disabled]) — assumes that the second serial port functions in a normal mode. Variants [IrDA] and [ASKIR] say that the appropriate equipment is connected to a connector on the motherboard, and the second COM-port is used as the infrared. Distinction in between — in specific implementation of the infrared interface. [IrDA] says that firm HP specifications (HPSIR — Hewlett-Packard Serial InfraRed), [ASKIR] are used — that the implementation offered by Sharp (ASKIR means Amplitude Shift Keyed Infrared Port) is selected. At a value choice it is necessary to mean that variant HP of faster offered Sharp, besides it is supported by a considerable quantity of devices.
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