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1 Port ExpressCard Laptop Parallel Adapter Card - SPP/EPP/ECP

Add an IEEE 1284 Parallel port to your laptop computer via an ExpressCard slot

Product ID: EC1PECPS

  • Provides one IEEE 1284 SPP/EPP/ECP Parallel Port
  • Fits into 34mm or 54mm ExpressCard slots
  • 32-byte FIFO data buffer
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  • WHQL certified drivers
  • Compatible with PCI Express lane bus (x1/x2/x4/x8/x16)
€ 94,99 EUR exc VAT
€ 115,89 EUR inc VAT

Overview

The EC1PECPS 1 Port ExpressCard Laptop Parallel Adapter Card turns an ExpressCard slot into an IEEE 1284 Parallel port, allowing you to connect parallel devices to a laptop computer. The ExpressCard Parallel card is PCI Express (x1) based, ensuring faster data transfer rates between host and peripheral as compared to a USB-based ExpressCard; providing a cost-effective way to bridge the compatibility gap between your laptop and legacy devices.

A convenient solution for adding a parallel printer or scanner, simply insert the adapter (EC1PECPS) into an available 34mm or 54mm ExpressCard slot and connect your parallel device to the adapter’s SPP/EPP/ECP parallel port. The adapter card is WHQL certified, so driver installation is automated for a simple plug-and-play solution.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Extend the life of existing legacy parallel devices by supporting connection to newer laptops with ExpressCard slots
  • Supports SPP, EPP and ECP communication modes for maximum compatibility with your parallel peripherals
  • Broad operating system compatibility and WHQL signed drivers for an easy plug and play installation

Applications

Connects any parallel-based peripheral to your notebook, including printers, scanners, CD-R/RWs, Zip® drives, and memory card readers

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type ExpressCard
Card Type 34mm ExpressCard
Chipset ID PLX/Oxford - OXPCIe952
Interface Parallel
Port Style Integrated on Card
Ports 1
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 1.5Mbps
Supported Protocols ECP/EPP/SPP
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - ExpressCard (34mm)
External Ports 1 - DB-25 (25 pin, D-Sub) Female
Software
Microsoft WHQL Certified Yes
OS Compatibility Windows® CE 6.0 / 5.0, 95, 98SE, 2000, XP, XP Embedded, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Linux 2.4.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length 115 mm [4.5 in]
Product Weight 40 g [1.4 oz]
Product Width 44 mm [1.7 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.3 kg [0.6 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - ExpressCard Parallel Adapter
1 - Adapter Cable
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® CE 6.0 / 5.0, 95, 98SE, 2000, XP, XP Embedded, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Linux 2.4.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

Certifications

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Product Support

Drivers & Downloads

Driver(s):
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Data Sheet(s)

Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at www.startech.com/Downloads. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
  3. Right-click PCI Parallel Port, which will have a “!” or “?” next to it to indicate a driver issue.
  4. Click Update Driver.
  5. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  6. Select the Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer option.
  7. On the Select your device’s type from the list below screen, click Show All Devices, and click Next.

Note: The Select your device’s type from the list below screen does not appear on all systems. If you do not see this screen, skip this step.

  1. Select the Have Disk option.
  2. Browse to the Windows folder, select the folder for your operating system, and open the 32-bit or the 64-bit folder, depending on your system type.

Note: To view your system type, click Start. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

  1. Click the OxMf or OxPCIeMf file. Click OK, and then click Next.

Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at www.startech.com/Downloads. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

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).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
  3. Right-click PCI Parallel Port, which will have “!” or “?” next to it to indicate a driver issue.
  4. Click Update Driver.
  5. On the Hardware Update Wizard screen, click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next.
  6. Select the Don’t search, I will choose the driver to install option, and then click Next.
  7. On the Hardware Type screen, click Show All Devices, and then click Next.

Note: The Hardware Type screen does not appear on all systems. If you do not see this screen, skip this step.

  1. On the Select the Device Driver you want to install for this hardware screen, select the Have Disk option.
  2. In the Install from Disk dialog box, click Browse.
  3. Browse to the Windows folder, select the folder for your operating system, and open the 32-bit or the 64-bit folder, depending on your system type.

Note: To view your system type, click Start. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

  1. Click the OxMf or OxPCIeMf file. Click OK, and then click Next.

How to

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

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.

Troubleshooting

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:

  • Parallel cables

  • Parallel ports

  • Parallel devices

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:

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:

  1. Press the Windows key + X.
  2. Click Device Manager.
  3. Expand the section for Ports (COM & LPT).
  4. Right-click on the LPT port that is experiencing the issue.
  5. Click Properties.
  6. Click the Port Settings tab.
  7. Under Filter Resource Method, select an option that is not currently selected.
  8. Click OK.