NCD ExploraPro specific notes
The ExploraPro appears to be the predecessor
of the Explora 400/450 line of products.
It comes in two flavours, XA and XQ.
They are almost identical, the XA supports less RAM and lacks the BNC ethernet output.
For regular work, for example with CDE desktops, the devices
feel quite a bit sluggish, when compared to the 4xx.
Whether this is a network, a graphics or a CPU issue I can't say.
The boot monitor resides in a ROM chip
and as it seems it can't be updated via "flashing".
Mine came with V2.8.2, and for an upgrade new ROMs
would be needed.
Same procedure as for the
ExploraPros come with 8MB RAM onboard.
Two extra RAM slots are available, each accepting from 1MB to 32MB (XQ) sticks
of PS/2 (72-pin, no parity) fast page mode RAM.
The ExploraPro devices need 18VAC, 50-60Hz, 13W,
cinch connector. Since
I don't have the original PSUs, I use the same as for
the Explora 400/450.
Last updated: 17-Nov-2012,