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[C] Voyager VGA, From Pedece <pedece@hotmail.com>:

I researched a little about what were the possibilities of that Card.
Here are the results of that research:

Manufacturer's FAQ extract 
(http://www.colorgraphic.co.uk/voyagerfaq.htm):

"Which notebook PCs will the Voyager work in? Because the original Voyager
card dates back to pre-Pentium notebook days, there is a problem using
the card in a notebook or laptop PC which uses an internal PCI bus. As a
general rule, if your notebook runs a Pentium processor then it will not
work with the Voyager card. There is no fix for this problem."

"What drivers are available for the Voyager?
The current list of drivers for the Voyager is as follows: 

Windows CE 2.0
Windows 3.x 
Windows 95 

All of these drivers can be downloaded from the software drivers page."

Trying to get further info, I sent them the following mail:

Dear Sirs
I've recently been informed of the existence of your Voyager VGA card. 
In your homepage, you mention that it enables an output resolutions of 
640x480 and 800x600 at 256 colours. You also mention, in your FAQ, that 
notebooks that run a Pentium processor are not compatible with the card. 
This brings me to my question: have you any information regarding the 
compatibility with a Compaq Contura Aero 4/33c, with a 486 SX SL 
enhanced Intel Processor, a 16 bit ISA bus and a Type II PCMCIA slot? If 
so, could you provide me with an estimated price?

Thank you

To: pedece@hotmail.com
Subject: Voyager VGA Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 

Dear Pedece,

Thank you for your e-mail and interest in the Voyager PCMCIA card, you
shouldn't have any compatibility problems with a Compaq Contura Aero.
Your buying price for the Voyager PCMCIA, Part No. 616100 will be 270.00
(Note: US$ 450 aprox.) Warranty: 36 Months.Delivery: Ex-stock F.O.B. Poole
UK. Payment terms: Net 30 days or by VISA or MasterCard. Should you
require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,
Paul Shawyer                                  Tel :+44 (0)1202 747044
Sales Manager                                 Fax :+44 (0)1202 747114
Colorgraphic Communications Ltd. paul@colorgraphic.co.uk
http://www.colorgraphic.co.uk <http://www.colorgraphic.co.uk> 

[C] A PCMCIA adapter (EZPresenter) enable you to have a Simultaneous VGA
Output(in 16 colors or in 256 colors) without VGA adaptor and it makes
possible to play CD-Titles in 256 colors 640x480 on Aero Mono in Windows 3.1
and Win 95.  For the low, low price of $315 get in touch with:

EZShow Systems Inc.
7688 Aubrey St., Burnaby, BC V5A 1K7 Canada
Phone: (604)299-2033,  Fax: (604)299-5118
E-mail: Mike Lee <mike@ezshow.com>

[C] I have used the Aero with the VGA adapter and the VGA-TV Elite adapter from
ADS to show my Aero screen on a large tv. It works pretty good and is a very 
mobile package.

[C] From: donson@sprynet.com
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 1997 11:08:36 -0800
Subject: Voyager VGA

Has anyone got information about how the following PCMCIA Card works with the 
Aero?

Voyager VGA, manufactured by Colorgraphics.

It's supposed to give you 1024x768x16 or 640x480x256 resolution on an 
external monitor.

This might be a way to overcome the "most serious limitation" of the Aero.

Their web page is:  http://www.colorgfx.com:80/voyager.html

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