The parallel port is a socket located at the back of your PC that you plug your printer into. Some portable MP3 players connect to your PC with a parallel cable, and many other uses USB connection.
Allows for simultaneous transmission of data along several lines thus significantly increasing speed.
A type of port designed for printers that is also used for peripherals such as removable cartridge disk drives and scanners. Most allow transfer rates of approximately 1.25 megabits per second.