I have a few laboratory analyzers at a lab that have parallel ports that send data to a line printer. I am in the process of researching ways to capture that data to be sent to a database for further analysis instead. I would imagine that perl would be robust enough to listen to a serial port for incoming data. I am having trouble though, finding a good perl resource. If someone could give me a few keywords that would help me search cpan, or any basic information regarding perl's ability to accept input from a serial device, I would greatly appreciate it.