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Author image Shantanu Bhadoria
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NAME

Printer::ESCPOS::Connections::USB - USB Connection Interface for Printer::ESCPOS

VERSION

version 1.006

SYNOPSIS

For using the printer in USB mode you will need to get a few details for your printer.

retrieve the vendorId and productId params using the lsusb command

     shantanu@shantanu-G41M-ES2L:~$ lsusb
     Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
     Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
     Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
     Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
     Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
     Bus 003 Device 020: ID 05e0:1200 Symbol Technologies Bar Code Scanner
     Bus 003 Device 005: ID 413c:2111 Dell Computer Corp.
     Bus 003 Device 004: ID 046d:c03e Logitech, Inc. Premium Optical Wheel Mouse (M-BT58)
     Bus 003 Device 009: ID 1cbe:0002 Luminary Micro Inc.
     Bus 003 Device 007: ID 0cf3:0036 Atheros Communications, Inc.
     Bus 003 Device 008: ID 1504:0006
     Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

My printer shows up at the second to last line in the list.

     Bus 003 Device 008: ID 1504:0006

The vendorId and productId for my printer is 0x1504 and 0x0006 respectively

Now to get the endPoint value for my printer I use this command:

     shantanu@shantanu-G41M-ES2L:~/test$ sudo lsusb -vvv -d 1504:0006 | grep bEndpointAddress | grep OUT
             bEndpointAddress     0x01  EP 1 OUT

The endpoint address is 0x01 which is the default for the module.

Now you have all the values you need for your printer to work in USB mode.

     $device = Printer::ESCPOS->new(
         driverType => 'USB',
         vendorId   => 0x1504,
         productId  => 0x0006,
         endPoint   => 0x01,   # There is no need to specify endPOint in
                               # this case as 0x01 is the default value
     );
     $device->printer->text("Blah Blah\n");
     $device->printer->print();

ATTRIBUTES

vendorId

USB Printers VendorId. use lsusb command to get this value

productId

USB Printers product Id. use lsusb command to get this value

endPoint

USB endPoint to write to.

timeout

Timeout for bulk write functions for the USB printer.

METHODS

read

Read Data from the printer

print

Sends buffer data to the printer.

AUTHOR

Shantanu Bhadoria <shantanu@cpan.org> https://www.shantanubhadoria.com

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2017 by Shantanu Bhadoria.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.