I'm trying to send data from a "printer" so that I can display that data as text on a video overlay. It has to be done using methods accessible from Printers in Windows as the software only has access to that. Basically, it is similar to a grocery store that the checkout till data is displayed on a surveillance camera, except I want that data output to be from a printer.
The system prints out to a dot matrix printer currently, which I think I could take serial to IP unit and put it in, which seems easy enough, but I'm wondering if there is a way to bypass all of that and just create a Virtual Printer within Windows and use WSD or something to send the data via IP to the receiving device.
It is to an Axis camera, so Node Red can be installed on the Camera itself and act as an MQTT receiver or anything else that we can attempt. I'm just missing the link in my head on how to make this work.
Thank you, totally open to ideas.