Parallel Port to PC Card Read-Writer 1 Slot + SRAM/Linear OmniDrive

Parallel Port Extended Reader More Like This Synchrotech's IPI OMNIDrive Pro is an external read-writer for PC Card Linear Flash, SRAM, ATA Flash and Hard Drive cards. Used in concert with a Type II PC Card adapter, it will work with a variety of memory cards including CompactFlash and SmartMedia. OMNIDrive utilizes a standard parallel printer port (SPP) or bi-directional (EPP) connection to the host. Used with bi-directional EPP connections transfer rates up to 1MB per second provide excellent performance in high capacity storage applications with PC Card hard disks or ATA Flash Cards. The connector features a printer port pass through for daisy chaining of other devices.

Packaged with extensive PC Card support software, OMNIDrive is designed to work with Microsoft operating systems. The software package include support and drivers for PC Card SRAM and Linear Flash, a rarity for external read-writers. PC Card Device drivers configure themselves depending on the available resources, ensuring trouble free installation and removal from the host system. The international registered product ID utilized by the OMNIDrive guarantees correct identification of PC Cards. Software utilities feature capabilities of storing programs and data on memory cards in user defined formats, performing single byte access on card contents and programming of Linear Flash Cards. The universal CSM 16 and 32 bit application interface (API) enables direct access from programs to any memory card. CSM's Flash File System enable Linear Flash Cards as a mass data storage according to FTL specifications. Card Manager is a powerful tool for checking PC Cards and includes a hex editor. Designed for harsh industrial applications and heavy duty loads, the robust aluminum case protects the reader and PC Card. OMNIDrive provides exceptional data security electrostatic discharge safeguards. Further, it features low voltage monitoring and power failure detection. Additional data security is achieved by continuous checksum monitoring during data transfer.

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Features and Specifications


CE Mark

Vista Ready

Seven Ready

  • CE and ISO 9000 Approved
  • Accepts Type I, II, and III PC Cards
  • 32-bit PC Card Manager Software included
  • Supports Intel Value Series 200 Flash (StrataFlash)
  • For SRAM, Linear Flash, ATA Flash, ATA Hard Disk and other PC Cards
  • Supports Uni, Bi-directional IEEE 1284 SPP and EPP Specifications
  • Binary data access, customer specific data formats, sector access
  • Optional Software Developer Kit (SDK) available
  • Easy Installation, Microsoft Plug and Play
  • Supports multiple partition PCMCIA Cards
  • PCMCIA Version 2.1/JEIDA 4.1 Compliant
  • Front panel power/busy lights
  • Up to 1 MB/sec. Transfer Rate
  • Hot insertion and removal
  • One year limited warranty
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
PC Card Support
  • PC Card SRAM
  • PC Card Linear Flash including AMD, Intel Series 1, 2, 2+, etc., others on request
  • Type I, II or III ATA Flash memory and ATA Hard Disk PC Cards
  • CompactFlash, SmartMedia, and similar memory cards when used in a PC Card Adapter
Software Features
  • Copy of binary data from PC Card to file
  • Access Attribute and Common area of Linear Flash Cards
  • Linear Flash Commands: Erase PC Card, Program PC Card, Blank Check
  • Works with OMNIDrive Pro and SoftDrive as a powerful tool for programming of Linear Flash Cards
  • 32 bit Windows tool for easy and professional handling of SRAM, Linear Flash and ATA Flash PC Cards
  • Data access and transfer between PC Card and PC completely format-independent, the contents of PC Cards are treated as a binary array of bytes
  • PC Card analyzer: determination of PC Card type and memory size, additional information about PC Card geometry, chip type, firmware revision and others
  • Specific generation of DOS formats for SRAM and ATA Cards (12/16 Bit-FAT, predefined cluster size)
  • Socket Status: check for write protection and status of backup battery (only SRAM Cards)
  • Program configuration can be saved to hard disk for an easy handling of recurrent tasks
  • Free access to all parts of PC Cards (attribute and common memory)
  • Read and write access to arbitrary memory sections of the PC Card
  • Compute CRC checksum over entire PC Card or sections thereof
  • Hex Editor for PC Card or file contents
System Requirements
  • PC with Parallel Port
  • MS-DOS 3.3+, Windows 3.11 or Windows 95/98/98SE/ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32-bit support only)
Package Includes
  • OMNIDrive
  • CSM Standard PC Card Software
  • DB25F printer pass-through connector
  • DB25M parallel port connector
  • AT or PS/2 style DIN keyboard power connector
Physical Dimensions
  • 174mm x 109mm 35mm (LWH) (6.8 x 4.3 x 1.4"e;)
  • Weight: 600 g (approximate)
Electrical Characteristics
  • Via PC keyboard adapter: +5V
  • Optional power supply: 220V (AC) / 110V (AC)
Operating Environment
  • Temperature operating : 0° to 70° C (32° to 158° F)
  • Temperature non-operating: -20° to 85° C (-4° to 185° F)
  • Relative Humidity: 90% (max.) non-condensing


W3 Document CSM Support FAQ
CSM FAQ page with various information for software and readers
W3 Document Software Update Page
CSM page for updates to software and readers

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