Arduino and a VDIP2

I've been trying to get an Adruino connected to a VDIP2, however I'm having very little luck. This is off topic for the Adruino forum, but does anyone have experience communicating with a VDIP2?

I can't seem to get a bit out of it.


I know this is the VDIP 1, but should work just the same:

Wow, persistence pays off. I finally got a USB -> TTL 5v device with RTS#/CTS# lines. AND I had to configure minicom to use Hardware Flow Control.

Very Cool.