I’ve been looking in several places to find an answer, but as I am not finding it, I fear a simple solution won’t be possible ....
I am thinking about setting up the RPi as a Print to PDF system.
I have several computers (interrogation programmers for cardiac devices) which print their interrogation data on built-in thermal printers, producing a massive amount of paper.
All of these computers are able to connect to an external USB printer. The only variable I can change is the printer driver.
An alternative possibility is to have these devices produce a pdf which they can save on a USB stick.
Is there a possibility to hook the RPi up to these computers through USB (one at a time off course) and have it capture the data sent to print to a PDF file.
Alternatively could it be possible to let the RPi function as a large USB stick and let the devices save their pdf file on the Pi. (I cannot change the location where the devices save their files (always root folder).
As the RPi helped me a lot with another (more simple) project (digital signage in waiting room) I was hoping to find a solution for this project.
Thanks for your thoughts.