Serial to Ethernet Connector is a versatile, cross-platform application that runs on both the Windows and Linux operating systems. Redirection of serial ports can be done on virtual PC, Hyper-V, VMWare, and other virtual platforms using this virtual com port redirector. You can create virtual serial port pairs with the program. These ports can be connected to network-attached serial devices or serial software using this RS485 redirector. The virtual interfaces you create fully emulate the functionality of the physical ports so your applications work with them as if they were a real port.
Serial to Ethernet Connector supports Windows systems from XP (32-bit and 64-bit) to Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows server 2012.
Those users with ARM computers can use the Linux version available for ARM-based devices.
TCP/Com is a basic and versatile program that can solve a number of issues you may face when required to connect devices or redirect serial port transmission over the network. It can be used to assist in a variety of TCP communication processes. Some examples include the ability to turn your machine into a Serial Device Server, communicate over the network with any COM device or serial application, and map serial ports. It can also be used to access remote serial ports as if they were locally attached and send data received from a single physical port to multiple serial programs.
TCP/Com supports versions of the Windows operating system from 98 to Windows 10 (32- and 64-bit).
3. Network Serial Port Kit
Network Serial Port Kit is an application that can be used to redirect COM data over the network and facilitates the sharing of serial devices whether locally or remotely located.
Network availability of a physical serial port is possible with this serial over IP software. Remote devices can easily be connected with this Ethernet COM port redirector application. All of the virtual serial interfaces that are created fully emulate the functionality of the physical COM ports ensuring that your programs use them seamlessly.
Network Serial Port Kit allows you to share and access unlimited serial devices and is supported on the Windows OS 32- and 64-bit.
Serial-TCP/IP is a program that serves as a TCP serial port redirector enabling you to access your current control systems remotely. It features built-in "Ping", "Resolve IP Address / HostName", "COM Port State LEDs", and "Data Logging" options that simplify the analysis of your TCP/IP network. As with the other software products we are looking at, this is a great tool for the debugging and testing of serial software and hardware products. Unfortunately, this program only runs on Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP (32 and 64 bits).
5. Advanced Virtual COM port
Advanced Virtual COM Port is an application that offers features designed to enable the creation and use of network and local virtual serial interfaces. This program fully emulates hardware ports in the creation of virtual interfaces so your applications will not experience any unpleasant issues when using them. Hot creation and removal of ports is possible without the need to reboot your machine. The tool allows the creation and monitoring of up to 255 virtual serial interfaces.
Advanced Virtual COM port supports Windows 2000 - Windows 8.1 (32 and 64-bit) and Windows Server 2012 R2. It also supports Windows CE versions: CE 5.0 (x86), CE 5.0 - 6.0 (arm), Mobile 2003 SE, and Mobile 5.0 - 6.5.
Based on your specific requirements one of these RS232 port redirector applications may be just what you need. Though there are free options available, when you purchase a paid software tool you receive the benefits of technical support and product updates. This can be instrumental in resolving any issues you may have when implementing the software.