Conversion from Serial Printer Port to Parallel

Hi friends,
    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.
ganeshokadeAsked:
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jrhelgesonCommented:
The product you need is a Serial-Parallel/Parallel-Serial Bi-Directional converter and can be obtained from:

Redmond Cable Corp.
15331 N.E. 90th St.
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone:(425) 882-2009

Their URL is:
http://www.connectworld.net/

Their description, and part number is:
Serial-Parallel/Parallel-Serial Bi-Directional Converter -- Part # CSP/PS


Hope that helps.

Joel
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