In computing, a parallel port is a type of interface found on early computers (personal and otherwise) for connecting peripherals. The name refers to the way the data is sent; parallel ports send multiple bits of data at once (parallel communication), as opposed to serial communication, in which bits are sent one at a time. To do this, parallel ports require multiple data lines in their cables and port connectors and tend to be larger than contemporary serial ports, which only require one data line.

The parallel port interface was originally known as the Parallel Printer Adapter on IBM PC-compatible computers. It was primarily designed to operate printers that used IBM's eight-bit extended ASCII character set to print text, but could also be used to adapt other peripherals. Graphical printers, along with a host of other devices, have been designed to communicate with the system.

LPT Compact Flash Adapters

LPT SD Card adapters

ZIP Drives

  • Iomega Zip Drive 100 MB drivers
  • Iomega Zip Drive 250 MB drivers
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LPT to USB transfer cables

LPT Ethernet Adaptors

  • Accton Etherpocket-SP parallel port ethernet adaptor
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