Product ID: PCI1PM
The PCI1PM Re-mappable 1-Port PCI Parallel Card adds a fully-featured, I/O mapped IEEE 1284 parallel port to your system using a PCI expansion slot.
Saving time and money in costly upgrades of legacy hardware, this re-mappable parallel card can be installed and configured using legacy memory ranges (278, 378, and 3BC legacy ISA addresses) under DOS® and Windows® operating systems, for compatibility with legacy devices such as security dongles that require a specific memory I/O range for operation.
The card also supports standard installations, with plug-and-play WHQL certified drivers for Windows®, as well as support for DOS® and Linux®.
Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit)|
|1 - External Ports||DB-25 (25 pin, D-Sub)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 85°C (-4°F to 185°F)|
|Bus Type||PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)|
|Card Type||Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)|
|Port Style||Integrated on Card|
|Chipset ID||Sunix - UL7512EQ|
|Packaging Information||Package Length||20.3 cm [8.0 in]|
|Package Width||14.7 cm [5.8 in]|
|Package Height||41 mm [1.6 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.2 kg [0.4 lb]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||1.8Mbps|
|Product Length||12.1 cm [4.8 in]|
|Product Width||61 mm [2.4 in]|
|Product Height||1.3 cm [0.5 in]|
|Weight of Product||75 g [2.6 oz]|
|Power||Power Consumption (In Watts)||0.033W|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows® DOS, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only
|Microsoft WHQL Certified||Yes|
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||Unused PCI slot|
|Note||Supports re-mapping I/O to 278, 378, and 3BC legacy ISA addresses|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||PCI Parallel Card|
Before you install the driver, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).
Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).
Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.
When you troubleshoot issues with a parallel device, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the parallel cable, parallel port, and parallel device in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different parallel cable, parallel port, and parallel device in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.
When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
Test each cable individually.
Use short cables when you are testing.
When you test the parallel ports and parallel device, it is recommended that you do the following:
Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if the parallel ports and parallel device is listed under Ports (COM & LPT).
Make sure that the LPT port number is the correct number for the parallel device and that the software being used to connect the computer to the parallel device uses the correct LPT port number.
If you do not see the LPT port number in Device Manager please see this FAQ for PCI/PCIe expansion cards: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#pci-pcie-cannot-boot-os-or-detect-windows
or this FAQ for USB devices: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#usb-cannot-detect-windows
If the device is listed with an error, follow the instructions on the website to reinstall the drivers.
Note: Some parallel devices only work if the LPT port number is between a certain range, usually LPT1 or LPT2.
This issue was the result of a Windows update that has recently been fixed in the KB3140743 update. If you are still experiencing this issue, download the latest Windows update.
You can also temporarily resolve the issue by completing the following:
To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:
Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.
Yes. This PCI card uses a universal connector keyed for both 3.3V and 5V that can be used with PCI and PCI-X. This type of connector is identified as having 2 separate notches, instead of just one.
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