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Not to be confused with the Griffin AirDock for iPods.

AirDock was a line of wireless infrared (IR) networking devices developed by Farallon for "beige"-era Macs before the adoption of Wi-Fi.

Description[]

AirDock was released in 1995 for desktop Macs and PowerBooks without an IR port to communicate with devices that had an IRTalk port at 230.4 kbps.[1] Farallon also sold a version with an adapter to work with AppleTalk-compatible printers. It was compatible with IRTalk 1.3.1, or Open Transport 1.3, or later. Farallon also reached an agreement with Apple Computer for AirDock to work with Apple's LocalTalk Bridge.[2] However, it it not compatible with the faster IrDA protocol.[3]

References[]

  1. #15: Infrared Networking, Apple Computer. 1995-08-30. Archived 1998-12-03.
  2. AirDock with Open Transport, Farallon, Netopia. Archived 1998-05-24.
  3. IRTalk : le partage de fichiers par infrarouge (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2016-01-08.

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