This adapter cable allows you to connect a parallel printer or any other parallel device using your existing USB port.
The BF-1284 Series USB to Parallel Converter adds a Parallel port to your computer. It plugs into the USB connector on your computer, or a USB Hub. The unit is available with a 36-pin Centronics connector that will plug directly into a parallel printer, or a 25-pin connector for connecting to Printer. The converter is powered from the USB port. The BF-1284 Converter can be used to connect a parallel Printer to a computer via its USB port. The 25-pin version can be used to connect Prniters. The computer must be an IBM PC/AT compatible running the Windows® 98, ME, XP or 2000 operating system. The computer must have the proper USB connectors installed. The converter represents a simple way to install additional parallel ports on a PC without having to worry about the availability of Interrupt Requests (IRQs).
USB 1.1 Compliant -- Bi-directional parallel interface communications -- Fully compatible with all parallel printers -- Requires IBM PC 486DX4 100 Mhz or Higher -- Works with Windows 95 OSR 2.1; Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP