The Console Diagnostic Loader (EVI-CDL) is an EVI software product which provides a replacement to MODCOMP's Model 4513 Paper Tape Reader (PTR). The PC-AT base processor system is connected as a peripheral device to a MODCOMP host computer via and RS-232C Console Controller. EVI-CDL is supported as a paper tape reader device with the MODCOMP Console handler. The EVI-CDL software will operate is any PC-AT configuration (286, 386, or 486).

The EVI-CDL offers an economical means for loading programs and data into the MODCOMP at 19.2Kb per second. The product provides Fillable, SAL loadable and DAX menus for selection and loading of standard MODCOMP diagnostics. The Backup function is performed via Standard DOS file copy command.

Online Help :
F1 Help Menu
F2 Fillable Diagnostic Menu
F3 Stand Along Linking Loader (SAL) Menu
F4 Diagnostic Application Executive (DAX) Menu
F8 Activate/Deactivate terminal logging to the local disk (SESSION.LOG)
F10 Exit from EVI-CDL, to DOS
Configuration :

Supported by a standard ASCII file (CDL.INI).

      Port=x     Communication Port (COM1/COM2)
     Baud=xxx   Baud Rates (175 to 19200)
     Parity=x   Channel Parity (E, O, N, M, Space)
     FBD=xxx    Delay between each data block for
                variations in CPU and Memory speeds.
     Color Selection is via standard PC attribute byte
     Text=0x02     Menu=0x1F     MenuBar=0x71
     Error=0x4E    Button=0x4F   Clock=0x1B
  • Standard MODCOMP TY Handler
  • MAX IV/MAX 32 OS
  • MODCOMP System
  • TTY Controller
  • Cabling to connect to EVI-CDL
  • PC-AT System (386/25 or faster) with hard drive, floppy, RS-232C Comm Port and CRT / Keyboard
Compatible Console Controllers
3767 Classic Console Controller.
4804 Quad Channel Interface Controller with the console port interface enabled.
4850 Multifunction Controller with a 4851-xx RS-232C Port Option interface.
5927 Classic High speed serial link.
3765 Classic Console Disk Controller.
375X MODCOMP Console/Paper Tape Cont.
Model Numbers and Descriptions
CDL-1 Software only.
CDL-2 Software with a PC-AT in a Low Profile 19" rack mounted enclosure (Height: 4¼")
CDL-3 Software with a PC-AT in a Desktop or Minitower case.
CDL-4 Software with a PC-AT Notebook configuration.
Physical Characteristics

CDL-2: PC-AT in a Low Profile 19" rack mounted enclosure.

Height: 4 ¼ in.
Depth: 16 in.
Width: 19 in.
Weight: 15 lbs.

MODCOMP and CLASSIC are registered trademarks of Modular Computer Systems, Inc.
PC-AT may be a trademark of International Business Machines
EVI-CDL is a trademark of Electronic Visions, Inc.

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