The Patton Model 2030 RS-232/423 to IEEE-1284 Bi-Directional Parallel Converter lets you connect asynchronous RS-232/423 serial hardware to a printer or other device equipped with an IEEE-1284 bi-directional parallel interface. Able to work in either Level 1 Compatible or Nibble modes (according to the IEEE-1284 Standard), the Model 2030 supports the high speeds necessary for graphics-intensive laser printer applications.
The Model 2030 supports serial data rates to 115.2 kbps and works with all IEEE-1284 Level 1 compatible hardware, (including Level 2 hardware with Level 1 backward compatibility). Nibble operations are translated into standard Hewlett-Packard™ LaserJet® IV serial printer escape sequences for operation with standard printer drivers. Power may be supplied by both interfaces, or by a plug-in AC adapter.