The Pharos Cable Table provides a cross-reference of Pharos Omega copy control cable information by specific copier make and model. The intent is to provide a quick reference document for use in quote development. Not all device models are included in the list. Information is not available for all models. As time goes on the intent is to grow the information in the cross-reference to keep it evergreen.
Standard versus Advanced cables - what's the deal?
The CopyLink Cable (hereafter referred to as "the cable") connects the manufacturer specific connector on the MFP to the Pharos SmartLink cable. The MFP generates an electrical pulse on this cable when an event occurs (such as when a page hits the output tray). All MFP's generate a pulse when a page hits the tray. This information is detected using a STANDARD cable. Some MFP's generate more pulses when different types of events occur (such as differentiating color from B&W or differentiating letter paper from legal). In order to respond to these advanced electrical signals an ADVANCED cable is required. The advanced cable is a more expensive option because the cable is more complicated and costs more to produce.
All devices can be controlled using a standard cable. This will allow the Omega to count the number of pages delivered. Some devices are capable of supporting an advanced cable (they have more information available on their foreign device interface). The type of additional data available depends on the MFP manufacturer. It is typically things like color versus B&W and page size.
The Pharos Cable Table
The Pharos Cable Table has been compiled from a variety of sources. Data that is filled in has a high probability of being correct. Data that is not filled in should be included as the information becomes available. The goal is to continually update this table with our experience from actual installations.
This is the Pharos part number for a standard cable. If an asterisk (*) is present in the field then this represents an actual customer install with the cable. Non-asterisk data was derived based on the TRS Copier Cable and vendor information.
This is the Pharos part number for an advanced cable. If an asterisk (*) is present in the field then this represents an actual customer install with the cable. Non-asterisk data was derived based on the TRS Copier Cable and vendor information. A value of n/a indicated that this MFP is not capable of generating advanced pulsed and an advanced cable is not an option (only the standard cable is available).
TRS Copier Cable
This is the model number of a competitors copy cable. It can be used to deduce information about MFP's that we have not yet connected with an Omega.
Vendor Supplied Harness Kit
This is information about the harness kit required on the actual MFP.
This is information about the other branding options of a given MFP.