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JetDirect: Show a message in a printer LCD display

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jetdirect 1.0GNU General Publi...5Networking, PHP 5, Printing
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This is a simple class that can be used to show a message in the LCD display of an HP printer.

It establishes a TCP socket connection to an HP printer with JetDirect support, and sends a control message that instructs the printer to show a given text in the LCD display.

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Hewlett-Packard printers are very popular. Some models have an LCD display to show important messages to the printer users.

This class can communicate with an HP printer to update the messages presented in the LCD display.

With some creativity, it can be used in applications that display other useful message to the printer users, besides those related to the actual printing process.

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[Conversion of original C Code from 'Printer Hack 12/8/97']

This class provides a method to send a message string to HP printers LCD on the
network which support JetDirect.

Maybe it works on other printers on the network, maybe not.

Very easy to use - see example code for usage.

Tested on Linux - good luck on other platforms!

Have Fun ;)

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