|What's in the box||(1) DSC Computer Interface|
- I have used the DSC Computer Interface without any issues. I ...Review by name withheld
- Figured I write a review about this product. It works as ...Review by Paul
It works as it should. The problem is that the progression of computer technology over the years has rendered the serial port obsolete in newer computers. Currently, the only way to connect this to those computers without serial ports is via a serial-to-usb adapter. One confirmed adapter is the Keyspan High Speed USB Serial Adapter model #USA-19HS. I have bought a generic cable using a FTDI FT232 chipset and have had it worked, but YMMV.
Next thing you need to get is the DLS IV software which allows you to program your panel. You can find that information on DIY forums. After you get the software, then you have to overcome a learning curve to grasp how the software works.
I found it easier to just program the panel with the RFK5500 keypad, and I use the software to just backup the programming in the event the panel dies or is reset for any reason.
(Posted on 5/18/11)
- Be forewarned, if your computer is like my HP DV9000, it doesn't ...Review by name withheld