Keyspan ships USB Parallel Printer Adapters for Windows and Macintosh

RICHMOND, Calif—May 8, 2000— Keyspan, a leading manufacturer of USB
connectivity solutions, announced it is shipping USB Parallel Printer
Adapters that enable users to connect parallel printers to their
USB-equipped Windows or Macintosh PCs. Distributed by Ingram Micro and
available through leading resellers and catalogs, the Adapters have an MSRP
of $39.

The Keyspan USB Parallel Printer Adapter is available for PC s running
Windows 98 or WIndows 2000. The adapter enables you to free your parallel
port for other devices, easily hook multiple printers to your PC, or use
parallel printers with new “legacy free” PC’s such Dell’s WebPC, Gateway’s
Astro and Compaq’s iPaq. The adapter provides a bidirectional
(IEEE-1284/1994) interface and works with existing Windows printer drivers.

The Macintosh version of the USB Parallel Printer Adapter lets you connect
Epson inkjet printers to the USB port on your Macintosh running Mac OS 8.1
(or later) with Epson printer driver v5.5 (or later). The adapter is
compatible with Epson Sytlus Color printer models: 440, 600, 640, 800, 1520
and 300. Epson Stylus Photo printer models EX and 700 and StylusRIP
software (4.1 or later) are also supported.

About Keyspan Keyspan products provide “Connections for Your Computer.” The
company’s first products provided serial ports for connecting to
traditional computer peripherals such as modems, printers and graphics
tablets. Over time, Keyspan has expanded its horizons, connecting the
Macintosh and PC to the other items found in the home, school or office.
Editors can reach Keyspan at 510-222-0131 x102 or via e-mail at The Keyspan website is located at