Hello everyone! First of all, let me start out with the fact that I am a firefighter and not a programmer. I am learning this as I go.
I have been working on a unique situation and I am stuck. I work in a fire station. We receive printouts of calls from a CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) server when we are dispatched on calls. My goal is to create a program to read the printout line by line and play sounds over the speakers based on what unit is being dispatched. This would create an "alerting" system for our station.
So far, I have been able to use winpcap and sniff the network traffic to receive the printouts. I am using Visual Studio 2010 C++ to compile the edit the files.
Here's where I'm stuck. I can capture the packets and assemble a file, but the only problem is that the printout comes over as a PCL XL format, and I cannot decode/decipher the results in order to process the printout. I have searched for some code to help me do this, but I cannot find it.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated!