Anyone know about CF-54 serial ports?

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  1. tacosalad

    tacosalad Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a CF-54 without anything in the "option slot" meaning it doesn't have a serial port. I'd like to see if there's any way to get a hardware serial port working so I don't have to drag out my CF-30 whenever I need one. I've seen a few docking stations that have a serial port on them, does anyone know if they are an actual hardware port (vs being emulated via usb) and if so do they require your computer to have a serial port in the first place? Alternatively, does anyone know if the serial port module could be ordered from heartland and installed myself?
     
  2. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    This is all I could find....

    Desktop port replicator for the CF-54
    Panasonic Part number:CF-VEB541U

    Lead Time please contact Panasonic

    Description:

    Compatible with: CF-54

    Specification :

    Power Supply Input
    DC 15.6 V [Do not use other than the specified AC adaptor (Model No. CF-AA5713A)].

    Expansion Bus Connector
    24-pin

    USB Port
    USB 2.0 × 2 / USB 3.0 × 2

    LAN Port
    RJ-45 × 1

    HDMI Port
    HDMI × 1 For exclusive use with HDMI standard

    VGA Port
    Mini Dsub 15-pin female (Analog interface)

    Serial Port
    Dsub 9-pin male

    Physical Dimensions
    Approx. 400 mm × 55 mm × 290 mm, (Width × Height × Depth) {15.8" × 2.2" × 11.5"}

    Weight Approx.
    2.0 kg {4.5 lb.}
     
  3. safn1949

    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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  5. mruggedmobile

    mruggedmobile Company Representative

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    The CF 54 True Serial Port can be retrofitted only by Panasonic. You cannot purchase from Heartland unless you are authorized for this retrofit and at this time there is only 1 service center authorized, We can provide this service should you need it. About $150.00 + shipping. Usually take about 3 business days. Since this is an integrated process any unauthorized installation can void your warranty.
     
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