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parallel printer

[¦par·ə‚lel ′print·ər]
(graphic arts)
A printer that is designed to be connected to a parallel port of a computer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

parallel printer

A printer that uses the parallel port to connect to the computer. In the past, parallel interfaces were popular for printers and other peripherals but gave way to serial interfaces. See parallel port.
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Wiring messages are shown on the built-in LCD and can be sent to an external printer via a standard 25-pin parallel printer interface port.
Interfaces included with both computers are a parallel printer port, an RS-232 serial port for mouse support or communication, a microphone/audio input jack, a headphone jack with volume control, an RGBI monitor port and two joystick ports.
An RS232 interface and parallel printer port are standard and an optional IEEE-488 (general purpose interface bus (GPIB)) port offers additional capability for automated testing and data tracking.
It has a 101 key-enhanced AT-type keyboard, and a parallel printer port and RS 232 serial port for input and output, as well as a National Instruments PC2 IEEE-488 GPIB interface card for connection to the 360 VNA.
The IC134-USBBOX is able to connect USB and parallel printers to a Local Area Network.

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