What is a OneTouch® USB Interface Cable? Why did LifeScan start offering one?
The OneTouch® USB Interface Cable is used to connect your OneTouch® meter to your computer. "USB" is short for "Universal Serial Bus." USB was designed to standardize the connection of peripherals such as keyboards, cameras and printers and has become commonplace in the computer industry. It also supports plug-and-play installation and hot plugging - the ability to add or remove peripherals without rebooting. Originally, the OneTouch® Interface Cable was available only in a 9-pin serial version. (The 9-pin cable has since been discontinued, but is still supported by the software.) Most newer computers are produced with only USB ports, which is why LifeScan introduced a USB cable in 2004.
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