Our client uses some third party software and devices for their internal work. They print 600 pages per shift and now they wanted to eliminate paper usage without changing their existing systems.
LaserJet printers that are connected with desktop
thermal printers that are connected with some small
handheld devices which read data from third party cloud server.
I was wondering if we cloud make some kind of programmed wifi enabled USB device (lets say
ESP8266) that acts like a printer for PCs and handheld devices. When this device is connected it should be detected as printer and what it does is simply accepts prints and send it to our cloud server.
I know how to deal with all the cloud communications. What I just wanted to know is how to make my device detected as printer and access the file? Do I need to burn some kind of printer drivers in it or what.
- Desktop OS: Windows 7
- Handheld Device OS: Linux
- Printers: HP LaserJet
- Thermal Printer: Black Copper
- Printer Ports: USB A
I know that there are various apps for print to pdf but we cannot use them because we dont have rights to directly copy files from these systems. External storage is disabled and we cannot even copy files and send over internet from this restricted pc. So we have only option to read that is coming to printers.
This is something similar that I want: USB Printer Emulator https://www.pclviewer.com/resources/capture/identity.html