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Mike Gonta



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Mike Gonta
PlasmaCam wrote:
Why does PlasmaCAM connect to the computer via the parallel port?

At this time, the parallel port is the most reliable and standard form of communication available for connecting a
PC to critical equipment. This is why most medical and CNC equipment still use the parallel port. Though newer
forms of communication like USB, USB2, Firewire, Ethernet and wireless have been developed, all such technologies
use higher frequency signals that are more susceptible to electromagnetic interference. The parallel port cable is
also better suited for industrial environments since it is physically stronger, with locking connectors. In a shop
environment that involves plasma cutting, the parallel port is the most robust, dependable option.

Computer manufacturers continue to include parallel ports in many new computers. Inexpensive add-on parallel
port cards are also available for computers that don't already have ports.

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HaHaAnonymous



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That is why I still prefer PS/2 mouse and keyboard. USB sucks.
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