bidirectional parallel port

bidirectional parallel port

[‚bī·də‚rek·shən·əl ‚par·ə‚lel ′pȯrt]
(computer science)
A parallel port that can transfer data in both directions, and at speeds much greater than a standard parallel port.
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The PC controls all aspects of the instrument via the standard bidirectional parallel port.
It supports up to 256MB SODIMM SDRAM and provides 2MB Flash, two serial ports, two USB ports, enhanced Ultra 33/66 Synchronous DMA IDE interface to two drives, floppy disk controller, PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports, IrDA port and an ECP/EPP bidirectional parallel port.
8; and Citrix MetaFrame; -- 16MB DRAM memory; -- 8MB flash memory; -- one bidirectional parallel port and two serial ports; -- one PCMCIA slot; -- 16-bit stereo audio out; -- 8-bit audio in using ICA; -- 10/100 Base-T network interface; -- 104-key HP keyboard and mouse; -- Microsoft Windows CE operating system; and -- SNMP 1.
0 LE, Textbridge OCR, a bidirectional parallel port, TWAIN driver and cable.
In 1992, HP and Microsoft co-developed the IEEE 1284 bidirectional parallel port standard, which specifically enables the Plug and Play installation process as well as remote-printer-status functionality within Windows 95.
It includes two high-speed, bidirectional parallel ports, an external power supply, Lexmark's MarkVision network printer management utility and Puma Technology's popular TranXit wireless file transfer technology.
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