I'm looking for a software printer server that is optimized for POS printers.
Our company has software installed in hundreds of client boxes, most of which are used as point of sale machines. Each of those PCs has a POS Printer and its corresponding POS Software. The POS Printer is usually configured to work correctly with the POS Software.
The problem we usually have is that if we want have control of the output, we need to change the printer settings, but this is not something we can do because the owners don't want anything changed that can affect the communication between POS Software and Printer.
I have seen a couple of POS programs that have their own very basic printer servers. One of them prints to LPT1 whatever text file is created in a certain directory. This software printer server can be customized to print to another port or even USB printer.
So I started thinking that there might be such a thing as a configurable software printer server that I can configure and that allows me to not use the default Windows Print Spooler or even to print directly to LPT1.
Is there such a thing?