I am having a system which generates printing information on a serial. I am currently using a printer with a serial interface to print it. I now want to use an inkjet with a parallel port and somehow print the data coming on the serial port. Naturally I need some way to convert the serial printing information to parallel. I want to know:
1. Is there any standard convertor available for converting between serial printer interface to parallel ?
2. I am planning to write a program which will read the data coming on the serial printer port by connecting it to the RS232 port of a PC, interpret it and then dump the data on to the parallel port. To do this I need to know the protocol in which the information is being sent on the serial bus. Is this available? Is it a standard protocol ? I am currently using a LQ 1050 model printer to print the serial data and I want to print on HP 810C inkjet instead.