Simulating a printer
Rodrigo Real email (remove spam text)
I have a laboratory equipment that performs some chemical data
analysis and emits a printed report. The printer port is the only
output interface to the world.
The problem is that I would like to capture the data with a computer.
I tried, ingenuously, to make a polling software to read the data, of
course it failed loosing some characters. Even though I have taken
care of the handshaking, I guess the problem is with the STROBE short
I have searched the Internet for a simple solution, but I still did
not found, everybody that had the same problem solved in some other
I have found LPTCAP
seems to do the job, but I would like to know your opinion about what
would be the best choice.
I think that maybe the simplest thing to do is to convert the parallel
signal to serial, and read it nicely through the serial port. But I don't
know exactly how can I convert the parallel signal sent to a printer
to a serial one.
Any comments should help,
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