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ACCESS Portable Classic

The original remote AoIP codec

Firmware Updates

ACCESS Portable Classic 3.0p13 Firmware - use if your current firmware is 2.8 or above

ACCESS Portable Classic – Units with PCMCIA Slots

ACCESS firmware version 3.0p13 is available for download. This firmware is installed by the user via the Device Manager application.

NOTE: FIRMWARE MUST BE DOWNLOADED WITH DEVICE MANAGER ON A PC. CANNOT BE DOWNLOADED TO PORTABLE UNIT DIRECTLY!!!

Firmware Download Contents:

  • ACCESS Portable Classic 3.0p13 firmware files [.upd]
  • Device Manager application [.exe and .dmg]
  • Installation Instructions & readme [.txt]
  • ACCESS Portable Product Manual and Addendum [.pdf]
Download ACCESS Portable Classic 3.0p13 Firmware - use if your current firmware is 2.8 or above

ACCESS Portable Classic Firmware 3.0p13 - use if your current firmware is below 2.8

YOU MUST UPDATE YOUR ACCESS PORTABLE WITH THE ACCESS-portable-2.8-pre-INSTALL-FIRST.upd FIRMWARE BEFORE UPDATING TO 3.0P13. FAILURE TO DO SO CAN CAUSE IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE TO YOUR CODEC. FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE VIEW THE README FILE INCLUDED IN THIS DOWNLOAD.

Download ACCESS Portable Classic Firmware 3.0p13 - use if your current firmware is below 2.8

Technotes

Professional IP Audio Codec Compatibility

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Setting up Switchboard for ACCESS and BRIC-Link Technote

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Important Technote on Changes in Switchboard

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Switchboard TS Disclaimer

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Smartphone Apps for use with Comrex Audio Codecs

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Making the Transition from ISDN to IP

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URGENT TECHNOTE For ACCESS Portable Users Using Verizon UML295 Modems

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Luci Live Technote

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Accessories

ACCESS Mixer

The Comrex ACCESS Portable is a remote broadcast tool that provides utility and portability, but has limited audio I/O built-in. The portable includes one mic/line adjustable input on XLR, one stereo line level input on mini jack, and a headphone and line-level stereo output on mini-jack.

The ACCESS Portable Mixer accessory was designed to address these limitations for applications that require multiple audio I/O for remote broadcasts. The unit “docks” to the ACCESS Portable and expands the audio I/O to five mic/line selectable XLR Inputs and five stereo Headphone Outputs on 1⁄4″ jacks. All ACCESS Portable audio connectors remain active during use of the Mixer, so the total number of Input/Headphone connector pairs increases to six.

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Comrex Connect Modems

Cellular wireless data connections like 3G and 4G LTE have redefined the way remote broadcasts are done. In particular, USB cellular modems make connecting to these networks fast and simple. But the number of USB cellular data devices offered by cell phone providers is dramatically decreasing in favor of cellular Wi-Fi Hotspots. Additionally, many of the off-the-shelf modems offered by carriers are not designed to meet the rigorous demands of the 24/7 news cycle.

Comrex designed the Comrex Connect Modem to support the unique needs of remote broadcasters. A high-powered, industrial strength 4G/LTE modem, the Connect Modem is also 3G compatible. Outfitted with a high-gain antenna, the Connect Modem is more powerful than most USB data modems available on the market, to handle the heavy data load of an IP audio broadcast. The Connect Modem comes in three varieties to support connections to Verizon, AT&T, and International networks, and has been PTCRB and carrier certified to meet all necessary regulations.

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Extra Small Case

Watertight, crushproof, and dust proof to ensure the best protection for your ACCESS Portable.

Exterior Dims:
L 15.4″ x W 12.1″ x H 6.8″

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Small Case

Durable travel case, perfect for carry-on or shipping. Mixer cutout. Multiple foam inserts available.

Exterior Dims:
L 19.5″ x W 16″ x H 8.25″

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Parts

Stand-alone Rapid Charger

$70

Perfect stand-alone charger for your ACCESS Portable batteries.

12V DC Adapter

$25

Spare Battery

$80

Serial Cable

$25

DB9F to mini-DIN 8M.

Contact Closure Cable

$25

DB9M to mini-DIN 9M.

ACCESS Portable Classic Power Supply

$75

IEC power cord not included.

Power Cord (IEC Socket)

$8

Dock cover for Mixer port

$3

Kickstand

$2

Strap Bracket

$3

Qty 1.  Order 2 if needed.

Handstrap

$10

POTS USB Modem

$100

Wi-Fi Adapter (International)

$75

Wi-Fi Adapter (Domestic)

$75
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