USB to Parallel Adapter and Parallel Devices.
Many of our customers have asked about using a USB to Parallel
adapter with parallel devices other than printers. Devices such as
scanners, multifunction printers, zip drives, plotters, and security
keys often have the same interface as our USB to Parallel Adapter.
These devices are not compatible with USB to Parallel adapters.
USB to Parallel Adapters are built strictly for printers. The
drivers written for the USB to Parallel Adapter are incompatible with
anything other than printers. Although Multi-function printers have a
print function, they experience incompatibility problems with the USB
to parallel adapter.
Since many newer computers do not have a built-in parallel port, the
only option is to add one to that computer. You can add a parallel port
to a desktop computer through an open PCI slot with a Parallel
PCI card. If you have a laptop, then you will need to add a
parallel port through an open PCMCIA slot with a Parallel