Which CAMS can be programed in Laptops?

al pal

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I want to get a CAM preferably Dragon 4.1 but do not want to have all the extra's. I only have a loptop so cannot leave a system setup for occational use. Can I program the Dragon CAM via my laptops PCMCIA slot? Is there another CAM this is possible with or would I just be better getter a programmer?
If this is the best option which programmer has the best connectivity for a laptop i.e. no serial port, USB2 and PCMCIA only.

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claasi

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The Dragon CAM cannot be updated by laptop. You need the loader card or a CAS Interface. Matrix CAMS, Reality CAM and the X-cam work with laptop. But not all laptops work with CAMS so you have to be aware. Often older laptops with 16 bit pcmcia work better than 32 bit ones. I have an old 486 lappi and it works great with the matrix cams.

Claasi

 

dvmedia

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#3
claasi said:
...Matrix CAMS, Reality CAM and the X-cam work with laptop...
Does this include both Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions?
 

rolfw

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Yes, they can both be updated with a laptop.
 
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