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USB

Universal Serial Bus informatics An external bus with transfer rates up to 12 Mbps, which accommodates up to 127 peripherals, replacing serial and parallel ports. Cf Firewire.
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Market Size: Parallel Port Still a Major PC Component
The parallel port isn't gone yet," said Shane Rau, senior research analyst with IDC.
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By offering SecureTouch PC in both USB and Parallel Port models, we are providing greater flexibility to accommodate diverse network systems, computers and their peripheral devices.
The USB-Parallel Port Adapter enables users to connect a desktop or laptop PC to 10 of Pico's oscilloscope (and spectrum analyzer) instruments and six of the company's data loggers via the PC's USB port, freeing up the parallel port for printers and other peripherals.
By providing connections to its low-cost parallel port based products via USB, Pico is offering new and existing users alike greater connectivity to the host PC.
Supporting USB, first through the launch of a USB-Serial adapter last year and now with the USB to Parallel Port Adapter, underpins Pico's view that PC-based instrumentation should be external to the PC and should not require expensive, hard to install plug-in cards.
Other test and measurement companies however have simply decided to stop supporting serial and parallel ports on some products -- forcing their customers to upgrade.
In addition, when the drive is connected to a PC's parallel port, Micro Solutions' patented smart printer-pass-through port allows users to plug their printers into the backpack and continue using them.
Backpack" is the family name shared by all of Micro Solutions' external parallel port, PC Card and USB drives.
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