This USB to IEEE 1284 printer adapter connects a USB A Male connector on a newer computer to an older printer with a Centronics 36 Male port. While many newer computers have updated to a new USB standard interface, older printer models that use an IEEE-1284 parallel interface will need this printer adapter to connect to a newer computer with no parallel port.
One end features a USB A male connector and the other a Centronic 36 connector, which emulates a standard parallel port and facilitates the communications between the computer and printer. This premium quality adapter features a flexible cable features ergonomic molding, reduced EMI/RFI interference, and is IEEE-1284 nibble mode compatible. It supports both Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OS v8.6~9.2 operating systems.