With Serial to Ethernet Connector you can:
Share serial port for incoming connections (Server)
Server connection will be waiting for incoming client connections and actually will share local real or virtual serial port over network. Server connection provides the ability to connect many clients simultaneously and each connected client is able to transmit input/output serial data to their local real or virtual serial port while Serial to Ethernet Connector automatically joins these data streams on server. Client can be any application that can initialize outgoing connection to TCP/IP server (SEC, Telnet, etc).
Connect serial port to remote host (Client)
Creating client connection will initiate local real or virtual serial port data redirection to the remote server using TCP/IP protocol. Client connection does not require SEC presence at the remote side. All that you have to do is specify remote server's IP address (or network name) and TCP port to connect to. Once connection is established, all data sent from remote end, will be immediately delivered to local serial port where it can be processed further.
Share serial port using UDP
You can redirect input/output data from local real or virtual serial port using UDP/IP as a transport protocol. This type of connection does not require SEC presence at the remote side as well. Besides, in this way you can broadcast all serial data over your local network.
Serial to Ethernet Connector lets you select data transmission protocol, which will be used for connection: RAW data transmission algorithm or Telnet (RFC 2217) protocol.