I have a Legacy business application, which ONLY enables printer output to a COMx port. The problem is, that all recent computers that can be purchased, don't even have legacy ports. What's even worse than that, though, is that the printers are becomming less and less available with COMx I/O...in fact, most are USB (which makes sense).
So...here's the situation...
Let's assume we can ONLY get USB printers, period. And, let's further assume, that the computers cannot have an RS232 port of any kind. Isn't there a way, in which we can either:'
(a) emulate a COMx port, even though we're actually outputting to the USB port
(b) cleverly map COMx somehow to LPTx...such that the computer "thinks" it's outputting to COMx...but in reality it's outputting to LPTx...which is "mapped" to USB via WinXp printer sharing techniques?
Please help! We need to resolve this for a store that is currently down. Thank You Kindly!...Mark