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parallel port

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(Computer Science) computing (on a computer) a socket that can be used for connecting devices that send and receive data at more than one bit at a time; often used for connecting printers
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Noun1.parallel port - an interface between a computer and a printer where the computer sends multiple bits of information to the printer simultaneouslyparallel port - an interface between a computer and a printer where the computer sends multiple bits of information to the printer simultaneously
interface, port - (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)
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0 ports, 8-bit GPIO, a parallel printer port and four serial ports.
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The new release features one USB and one Centronics port to connect one USB and one parallel printer as well as being equipped with 1MB Flash and 2MB DRAM memory.
The artwork is generated via a graphics arts program on a computer, which is connected to the engraving system via a parallel printer cable.
Standard IEC/IEEE compliant bus and RS 232 interfaces are complimented by a parallel printer interface and an MS-DOS compatible disk drive.
The ML-4500 comes with driver software, and attaches via a standard parallel printer port.
Some systems also come with built-in parallel printer ports and RS-422 or RS-232 serial ports to accommodate the transmission of data to lab PCs and remote monitoring of the incubator's operating parameters.
The system includes a portable impact printer that can be interfaced with a standard 80 column parallel printer.
Mr Petersen points out that also important is that the XL2001 calculates, displays and, via a parallel printer, prints statistical data as well as histograms, X, R and Sigma charts, and through an RS232C interface can transport data to Sunstrand's SPC system for process verification for use in part shipment.
Wiring messages are shown on the LCD display and can be sent to an external printer via a standard 25-pin parallel printer interface port.

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