Share Talk EA-500

Macsense's new ShareTalk is the solution to your Macintosh connectivity problems. This unit allows you to connect your older printers (Apple LaserWriters, HP Laser and inkjet printers, and similar LocalTalk-equipped models) to the Apple iMac, G3 or new G4.

ShareTalk allows up to 8 LocalTalk devices (computers, printers, etc.) to be connected to an Ethernet network. With ShareTalk you can share files between LocalTalk-equipped Macintosh computers or use the device to print from your new Ethernet-equipped Macintosh computers instead of having to purchase an expensive new Ethernet-equipped printer.

Setting Up
The ShareTalk device is easy to use. Simply connect the LocalTalk ports of your older Mac computers, printers and other devices to the LocalTalk port of ShareTalk. (This can be done by daisy-chaining each LocalTalk device with a standard LocalTalk transceiver, such as the Macsense FastNet.) Macs and printers on the LocalTalk network will have unrestricted access to the EtherTalk-based devices.

The Bottom Line
ShareTalk is an ideal solution for consolidating the older components of your existing LAN (Local Area Network) with your newer Macintosh Ethernet-equipped components.

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  • Built-in 8-pin serial port for easy connectivity to AppleTalk via PhoneNet, FastNet or similar device.
  • 10BASE-T Ethernet port to access Macs and other Ethernet devices on an Ethernet network.
  • Supports a maximum of 8 Printers or Macs on a LocalTalk network.
  • Easy setup does not require installing software.
RELATED LINKS: Sample Connections
Sample Connection 1:  Straight-through connection.
Sample Connection 2:  Cross over connection.

1 x 10BASE-T RJ-45
1 x 10BASE-2 BNC
1 x LocalTalk Mini-din 8

Power Consumption 7.5V / 1A
Temperature Operation: 32 F to 104 F
Storage: -13 F to 158 F
Humidity 5% - 95% (Non-condensing)
Net Weight 175 gram, 6.17 oz
LED indicators

Power, Link/Act, System, Ready

Emissions safety

FCC Class B, CE Class B