Brother Powernote PN-8500MDS


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Brother Powernote PN-8500MDS

Information


Memory: 32K

CPU: 8bit, unknown brand

Storage: Floppy drive only, no harddisk

Text Column x Row: 80 x 22

User Interface: English keyboard

Applications: word processor, spreadsheet, telephone directory, to do, expense, memo, reminder, calculator, tetris game.

Screen: 'black and white' lcd display

PC Connection: One serial and one printer port.

Battery: BA-4000 ( 6V 1400mAh, 5cm x 9cm x 1.8cm )


Official PN-8500MDS Page

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  Super PowerNote, Personal Electronic Notebook.

WWW-link: pn8500mds page

Incoming Email From Brother Inc. Support Service

E-Mail

From: Customer Service TN <custsrv ... brother.com>
Subject: Re: About PN-8500MDS programming SDK (KMM534445V95147L0KM)
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 17:41:56 -0500

Dear Brother Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us.

The Brother PN8500MDS is a word processor that does not have a hard
drive. You are not able to download software or programs onto it.

Sincerely,


Customer Service
Brother International Corporation

Note: Original language of the email is English



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  • Converting Software

    Software

     brother_word_processor_convert.7z
     Brother Word Processor file convertor. (convert.exe)

     You need 7z program to uncompress the file: www.7-zip.org



    APL Files

    Software

     tetris-apl.zip
     Tetris game (TETRIS.APL)

     turn-about-apl.zip
     Turn About game (TURN-ABT.APL)



    Using Powernote as a Linux Terminal

    Note

      It is possible to use a PN-8500MDS as a terminal.

      Add these lines to this file: /etc/inittab

    # For Brother Powernote:
    S0:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 9600 ttyS0 glasstty
    
    

      glasstty 'glasstty' is a 'Termcap' entry:

    glasstty|classic glass tty interpreting ASCII control characters:\
            :am:bs:\
            :co#80:\
            :bl=^G:cl=^L:cr=^M:do=^J:kd=^J:kl=^H:le=^H:nw=^M^J:ta=^I:
    
    

      And then make these communication settings in PN-8500MDS:

    Bits per second:	9600
    Parity:			No
    Data bits:		8
    Stop bits:		1
    Xon/Xoff Control:	Open
    Signal Line Control:	None
    Echo:			Off
    Automatic end of line:	Off
    Sending auto linefeed:	Off
    
    


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