How to speed up parallel-port products under Windows XP

Some customers using our parallel-port products under Windows XP have found that XP does not handle the parallel port efficiently. However, there is a way to speed up these products using a Pico Technology USB-to-parallel port converter (http://www.picotech.com/usb_parallel_port.html). The converter makes your parallel device look like a USB device, thus allowing XP to treat it like any other USB device. Once you have connected the converter, you activate it by changing the port from 'LPT' to 'USB-PP' in PicoScope or PicoLog. Our converter is specially designed for Pico products, and we cannot guarantee that converters from other manufacturers will work with our products.

Article: KB-210
13 Nov 2007