IEEE-1284 devices and OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Wotan31, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    Can anyone comment on the state of IEEE-1284 support in OSX? Specifically in version 10.5 (or the upcoming 10.6)?

    We have several such devices and are considering changing over to Mac platform to run them, but first need to know if the protocol is supported at the OS layer.

  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    Not natively, however there are USB to ieee-1284 devices available.
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    What kind of devices, out of curiosity?
  4. Wotan31 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    Commercial dot-matrix printers.
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    my goodness...who's still using the old Centronics printer interface?
    Easy enough to get a usb-to-parallel adapter.

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