Photologic Ltd. 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 capture print data, please consider our solutions.
PRINT DATA CAPTURE HARDWARE

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Require paperless printing?  
  LOG SERIAL PRINT DATA       
MODEL TG RS232 SERIAL DATA RECORDER WITH TIMESTAMP
   
Record while printing or record without a printer.
For:
Printers Modems Lab Instruments Machinery Weigh Scales
     - Dual Channel:   Tap into working systems to record half duplex dialogs.
     - Replace printers.
     - Backup print data for record keeping mandates eg. CFR Part 11
http://www.photologic.ca/TG.pdf YouTube 7 minutes Purchase Online at: recordeverything.htm
  CAPTURE PARALLEL TO  SD MEMORY CARD

MODEL PDX-R

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
CAPTURE PARALLEL TO PC
Parallel Input:
36 Pin Connector 
               
               - Windows LPT
               - UNIX Parallel
               - Print Server Parallel
               - Classic Centronics
               - IEEE-1284 Centronics

MODEL CS-ZN

Example application and purchasing.

Serial Output:   
DB9F 9 Pin Connector - Plug onto PC serial COM Port DB9M - User chooses any data capture software. Example: - Windows HyperTerminal
- Free "Tera Term"
- Terminal Emulation Softwares

- Also plugs onto USB/CommPort DB9 Adapter if your PC lacks a DB9 Comm Port.
CAPTURE BY TAPPING INTO LPT PARALLEL CABLE
MODEL  PT7
               
- 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

- http://www.photologic.ca/pt7.pdf
- Example application


Connects right away
without any settings.

 

Priced at $465.00 USD
ORDERING DETAILS

Print data byte is transfered to printer, then to Capture PC one byte at a time so equipment is always in step.
The printer speed paces data to Capture PC. Standard hardware flow control on Capture PC paces data to the printer.

Our 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 our solutions.

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 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
Connector reference:
A36 PINS B 36 PINS
C 25 PINS D 25 PINS
E 9 PINS F 9 PINS
G 50 PINS H 50 PINS

                 
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 SCREEN:

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 file.
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!
PHOTOLOGIC LTD.   www.photologic.ca    TEL: (905) 377-8915        email Photologic Ltd.
CAPTURE PARALLEL TO SD MEMORY CARD WITH REMOTE ACCESS
 


• Retire printer or keep printing.
• Record while printing to satisfy quality compliance record-keeping mandates.
• Retrieve data at any time, - no need to deploy a PC full time to capture in real time.

Model PDXS25  For LPT Parallel print cables.
Record data in the background or
eliminate the printer from: - Machines - DOS systems - Windows systems - Measuring Instruments - Lab analyzing equipment - Point Of Sale terminals User must supply a software app to access IP address. Example: - Windows Hyperterminal (TCP/IP) - Tera Term (TCP/IP) - Custom designed app Send a command string to return data stream.

  More information
 
CAPTURE TEXT PRINTOUT TO ANDROID SCREEN AND MEMORY

Model TS


Eliminate Dot Matrix Printers
. Android device acts as both a display and recorder of print data. Versions available for Parallel or RS232 Serial print cables. For generic text type data, (ASCII characters with Carriage Returns)
Android apps can allow sharing of captured text stored in memory for network access.
Priced under $300 USD YouTube Demo
                Model TS  
CAPTURE TO PDF
PDF AUTOMATOR:
Use PDF Automator to replace legacy printers.
This hardware/software package automatically
makes a pdf of your Text or PCL data from your
print cable.

The pdf is made as soon as the report has ended. It is displayed automatically, and also saved with a unique filename to a folder of your choosing.
YouTube Demo This is priced under $500 USD
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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

Eliminate 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.

Our print capture solutions can help you modernize older equipment by giving you an electronic record rather than a hardcopy printout.

For printer 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.
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  REPLACE PRINTER WITH SERIAL INTERFACE DATA RECORDER
MODEL RX-PTR
  
   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