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[FAQ-1139] How to determine the model of the the PC/scanner interface box
Rangecast uses two models of interface box for connecting PCs to Uniden radio scanners. The older model supports four scanners through a large interface box. The newer model (called RCX) supports one scanner, and is a small unit that mounts to the back of the scanner. If you are connecting to a PC remotely, you can determine which model of interface box is present through Device Manager.
[FAQ-1080] Physically connecting a scanner to a PC (RCX interface box)
The RCX interface box is a Rangecast hardware unit for connecting a single scanner to a PC through USB. The RCX box mounts to the back of the scanner, and has a single USB cable that must be connected to the PC.
[FAQ-1059] Hardware: About the RCX USB interface
The RCX interface is a small black box, without any controls, that mounts directly on the back of a Uniden scanner. It provides the USB interface for data and audio communications between the scanner and a PC.
[FAQ-1013] Hardware: About the RCX box TO PC cable
This is a USB cable between the PC and a scanner's RCX adapter, and it carries the data and audio communications. The cable has a USB Type A male connector (to plug into the PC) and a USB Type B male connector (to plug into the RCX unit mounted on the back of a scanner.)
[FAQ-1244] RCX Installation
How to install the RCX unit (connects scanner to PC)
[FAQ-1063] RCX Severe Audio Distortion Problem
This URL contains a short sample: http://rangecast.com/resource/hnp.mp4
[FAQ-1079] Physically connecting a scanner to a PC (black interface box)
The black interface box is a Rangecast hardware unit for connecting up to four scanners to a PC through USB. On the PC side, the interface box has two USB cables, which must both be connected to the PC. For each scanner, two cables from the interface box must be attached -- one cable for data connectivity, and one cable for audio.
[FAQ-1065] Connecting a limited number of scanners to a partially failed interface box
For PCs using the old 'black box' hardware interface to scanners, when (1) there is a partial hardware failure resulting in the loss of data and/or audio connections, and (2) it is not necessary to utilize the interface's maximum capacity of 4 scanners (e.g. the PC can be limited to 3 or fewer scanners) -- then this process may be used to establish full connectivity to as many scanners as possible, given the partially failed hardware.