What is HP-82240A/B InfraRed Thermal Printer Emulator?
This is a separate program (RedEye.Exe) for Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 which acts as an RedEye printer emulator over RS-232 (serial) port. You can use it for printing from HP-48S/SX/G/G+/GX and HP-49G calculators as well as from my HP-41X/42X/71X emulators running on HP-48GX or HP-49G.
Features of RedEye emulator:
(*) Both Roman8 and ECMA94 character sets are supported.
(*) All escape sequences are supported.
(*) Underline, double wide and graphics modes are fully emulated.
(*) Both types of line-feed (<4> and <10>) are supported.
(*) Emulator can be forced into HP-82240A mode (great for HP-42X).
(*) Two output modes: Virtual screen output and hard output to Windows printer.
(*) Number of virtual printer rows can be configured.
(*) All output is captured into PRINTER.TXT file as text (it is cleared on start).
(*) Saving virtual printer output into bitmap is possible.
(*) Easy keyboard and mouse navigation on virtual printer.
(*) Despite the screen representation, which is 24 characters (168 dots) wide, the actual line width on the printer is 380 dots so you can utilize the whole paper.
(*) The size of printer buffer is unlimited.
(*) Self-test (<ESC><254>) is emulated (silly).
(*) Data is received at 9600 baud (fixed) over any COM port (configurable).
(*) There isn't any installation: just run RedEye.Exe on PC, eventually run HP-42X or HP-71X (execute !RS on HP-42X or press ON&*, ON&9 on HP-71X) and print ...
Examples of printing from HP-48GX calculator:
Examples of printing from HP-42X emulator running on HP-48GX:
Rows: Number of rows for screen output.
Port: COM port used for communication between calculator and computer.
HP-82240A: Activate/deactivate HP-82240A mode.
Print: Activate/start printing on the default Windows printer.
Adv: Advance printing for one page.
The procedure for printing on the Windows printer is as following:
(*) Press Print button to activate printing.
(*) Execute all print commands/instructions needed.
(*) Press Print button again to finish accumulation and start printing.
RedEye emulator is not free and is available exclusively to existing and new owners of my advanced (X-series) emulators (HP-41X, HP-42X and HP-71X). RedEye emulator is not compatible with HP-49G+/50G.