has extensive experience working with parallel and serial printer interfaces
on legacy computer systems, since 1991.
If you need a hardware device to help you replace your old dot matrix printer
and capture the print data to a PC, then please consider our solutions.
PRINT DATA CAPTURE HARDWARE
Require paperless printing?
Need a dot matrix printer alternative ?
Need to rescue print data off a legacy system?
Require backup records for FDA 21 CFR Part 11 ?
Please inquire. Our
solutions range in price from $200 to $900
PRINT DIRECTLY INTO WORD
Parallel print cables
from machinery, instrumentation, DOS based PCs and measuring equipment
can be automatically typed in a Word document screen. (Text print data).
Some Word versions can be set to automatically periodically save to
Print 24/7 for alarm systems applications. Documents can be hundreds
of pages long.
Model: PRINT REDIRECTOR YouTube 1.5 minutes
Apply Windows fonts and colors!
MAKE PDF's WHILE CONTINUING
Retire printer or keep printing.
Record while printing to satisfy quality compliance record-keeping
User has opportunities to access pdf's from network using file
Makes PDF's while continuing to print normally.
Criteria to use:
Printer has DB25 Serial RS-232 Connector Port (25 Pins).
User prints one report at a time, with at least 5 sec
The print report data is either:
1.) Plain generic ASCII text, (no graphics, rich text.)
2.) HP PCL 3,4,5 print emulation with graphics, rich text,
Keep printing normally. Makes PDF at PC when report ends.
For Plain ASCII Generic Text Reports from:
- DOS systems
- Windows systems
- Measuring Instruments
- Lab analyzing equipment
Priced at: $495.00 USD More Info
Use the Serial or LPT parallel print cable of machines to:
print to PC folder
print to PC Display
print to other printers
print to SD Memory Card
print to PDF
print to Android screen
print to Email
legacy printers or keep the printer and capture
print data in the background.
Some legacy equipment
may include measurement and analyzer instruments, alarm systems, DOS
PC's, industrial machines, Linux systems, weigh scales, and any device
that uses a parallel LPT port or RS232 serial port.
print capture solutions can help you modernize older equipment by giving
you an electronic record rather than a hardcopy printout.
replacement: our print capture solutions deal with such printers as Epson,
Okidata, Printronix, Hewlet-Packard, C.Itoh. Tally, Mannesmann, Genicom, Dataproducts,
Fujitsu, Zebra, Centronics, Seiko, and various thermal printers and lineprinters.
devices also help you eliminate DOS printers that are connected with Centronics
parallel or IEEE-1284 print cable, or RS-232 serial print cable.
FLASH DRIVE LOGGER For Serial Interface
MODEL TD FEATURES POWER OUTAGE FILE SAVE
to record serial data from instruments, machines,
sensors, alarm systems, and print cables.
- Logs to USB/SD Reader Drive or choice USB Flash Drives e.g. 64GB
- Dual Serial Port Pass-Thru
- Power Outage File Save For Reliability
- Auto Timeout File Save For Reliability
- Record RS232, RS485, or MCU 3.3V-5V TTL Serial Data
- Logs ASCII and Binary (all possible 8 bit codes).
feature is a necessity if you are capturing hard to replace important
- When a power outage is detected, the logger safely closes
the Thumbdrive log file so that the file structure is complete and the
file does not become inaccessible.
Please inquire. More Info
If required, use DB25 Adapters to match cabling connectors. A NUL Adapter to
reverse data direction should not be required as this unit has a NUL switch
that saves the user from adding a NUL Adapter or soldering to reverse pins.
Just Enable or Disable the NUL function with the internal switch.
REPLACE PRINTER WITH SERIAL INTERFACE DATA RECORDER
DB25 Connector (25 Pins) RS232 Serial Interface Input
Use with early model equipment such as:
DOS Based PC's, Machines, Analyzers, Alarm Systems.
Record weeks and months of plain text data.
For unattended 24 hr. operation..
LED indicators help confirm operation.
A proven design since 2010
Priced at $256 USD
This item is Model RX with a specially wired
print cable added.
More Information "Model RX": recordeverything.htm
CAPTURE PARALLEL TO SD MEMORY CARD
Backup print jobs.
Keep printer or eliminate printer.
No front panel controls.
No settings or license.
Just plug in.
Is meant to automatically recover after power outage.
http://www.photologic.ca/pdxr.pdf Priced at: $465.00 USD
YouTube 5:10 minutes Purchase Online at: recordeverything.htm
hardware devices help you extract data from equipment without you having
to use a printer. There is no software that you have to load or modify
on your equipment. Just direct the print data to a parallel or RS232 serial
port where our capture hardware device can do it's work.
Once you have the data captured, you have options to do what you need
with the data such as parse it for spreadsheet, archive it, share it on
the network,email it, convert it to PDF or even print it to another printer
on your PC system.
No licensing or monthly fees are involved with
You can produce electronic records for record keeping compliances/mandates
from various kinds of printers that print plain generic text with tractor
feed such as impact dot-matrix printers, (e.g. DOS printer), or PCL type
printers that are used to print graphics and colors such as laser printers
and ink jet printers using PCL print emulation, ( e.g. PCL4 or PCL5).
Your virtual printer could be in the form of MS Notepad, Word, or PDF
CAPTURE PARALLEL TO PC
36 Pin Connector
- Windows LPT
- UNIX Parallel
- Print Server Parallel
- Classic Centronics
- IEEE-1284 Centronics
application and purchasing.
DB9F 9 Pin Connector
- Plug onto PC serial COM Port DB9M
- User chooses any data capture software.
- Windows HyperTerminal
- Free "Tera Term"
- Terminal Emulation Softwares
- Also plugs onto USB/CommPort DB9 Adapter if
your PC lacks a DB9 Comm Port.
LOG SERIAL PRINT DATA
MODEL TG RS232 SERIAL DATA RECORDER WITH TIMESTAMP
Record while printing or record without a printer.
- Dual Channel: Tap into working systems to record half duplex dialogs.
- Replace printers.
- Backup print data for record keeping mandates eg. CFR Part 11
YouTube 7 minutes Purchase Online at: recordeverything.htm
BY TAPPING INTO LPT PARALLEL CABLE
- Parallel in, parallel out to printer.
- Printer can also be eliminated with nul printer module.
- Serial stream out to capture.
- User may add network connection:
Serial output can feed network device server:
e.g. Lantronix UDS 100
- Example application
Connects right away
without any settings.
Print data byte is transfered
to printer, then to Capture PC one byte at a time so equipment is always in
The printer speed paces data to Capture PC. Standard hardware flow control
on Capture PC paces data to the printer.
Model PT8 replaces PT7
PT8 is a plug-in replacement for PT7 above but has:
- Lower price: $445.00 USD
- Optional USB connection to the capture PC
|PRINT TO EMAIL
Captures print cable
data and composes an email that is
automatically sent to multiple email recipients from a distribution
Can either replace
legacy hardcopy dot matrix printer or work
concurrently with the printer..
For plain generic ASCII text on print cables.
Machines that print output reports
Alarm system panels
At September 29, 2022
Our equipment is
readily available so you can work on print
We have been shipping by UPS Courier Express, (rather than mail post).
MODERNIZE LEGACY PRINTERS WITH BLUETOOTH
Older printers with
RS-232 Serial Interface can be easily upgraded to Bluetooth interface.
devices to connect to a printer.
opportunites for Android developers.
Access printer from
PC with Bluetooth COM Port USB adapter or from Android device.
8 Bits Transparent for:
- Print Emulations
Dot Matrix, Thermal Label, POS Receipt, Kiosk, Laser, and Lineprinters.