A communication signal between the host computer and the printer. Before the host
computer sends data to the printer, the computer sends a signal to the printer that asks
if the printer is ready to receive the data. When the printer is ready, it sends a signal
that it is ready to receive. After the data transmission is completed, signals to confirm
the successful completion of the transfer are sent between the host computer and the
printer. This form of communication is called a handshake.
The computer connected to a printer and used to drive the printer when it is on-line.
Returning the printer to its factory set values. These are the initial values programmed
into the printer's memory before shipping from the factory. The printing environment
settings change the power-on defaults. When you initialize the printer, you erase all
power-on defaults and restore the printer to its factory defaults.
The connection between two devices, such as your printer and host computer, that
allows them to communicate. Your printer has a parallel interface.
The cable used to connect your printer and host computer. You must use a parallel
cable for the parallel interface.
Stands for International Organization for Standardization (or International
Standards Organization) which has standardized codes for information exchange.