Tripp Lite's 10-ft. bi-directional parallel printer cable connects computers with a DB25 female parallel port to parallel printers with a Centronics 36 female parallel port. The cable has DB25 male/Cent36 male connectors and supports bi-directional communication. It is manufactured from superior molded cable with integral strain relief and foil shielding for maximum EMI/RFI protection. Bi-directional communication allows your printer to broadcast printer error messages back to network computers. Use IEEE cable if IEEE specifications are required. Tripp Lite warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for life.