Keyspan has released beta drivers for its USB to serial adapter products for the Macintosh. The beta drivers enable the devices to work with Mac OS X, the new version of Apple’s operating system that will be officially released on Saturday.
The beta drivers specifically enable Keyspan’s USB Twin Serial Adapter, USB PDA Adapter, and USB High Speed Serial Adapter products to function with Mac OS X. Keyspan indicated that the new drivers are an update of software included with a developer seed program released by Keyspan last September. The software is feature complete, and includes support for PPP under Mac OS X using serial modems. A software installer is included.
Keyspan noted that the ability to use the serial adapters with specific serial peripherals — graphic tablets, printers, Palm PDAs, and so on — may depend on the availability of Mac OS X drivers for the peripheral device in question. Users are encouraged to check with their serial-based peripheral manufacturers before upgrading to Mac OS X to make sure that such peripherals will be able to function.
For more details or to download the drivers, please visit
Keyspan’s Web site.