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Get set for Virtual Serial Port Driver 10 – refined, retooled, and stellar as ever!

Alex Taylor in Serial Port Communication,System Utilities,The Company/Releases,Windows Software
24 Feb 2021, 00:17

The fresh update for the time-tested Virtual Serial Port Driver is already here, and you wouldn’t want to miss it.

The new version sure has what it takes to impress: a handful of added top range aids and a state-of-art user interface.

Buckle up and get ready for a takeoff, we’re going to the new orbit of COM-port related developing, debugging, and testing experience.

Virtual Serial Port Driver 10

From this update forward, Virtual Serial Port Driver integrates into Virtual Serial Port Driver Pro, bringing along its best features. So, instead of two similar apps to choose from, you’ll have two license options with different toolsets and respective price tags.

The concise and straightforward Virtual Serial Port Driver interface was freshened up and made even more manageable. How is that possible? Well, get this newest update, and you’ll be able to tell the difference right off the hop.

And here comes the icing on the cake: the brand-new loopback feature you can use to create full-fledged virtual COM-port bundles with linked signal lines and each receiver channel directly connected to a transmitting channel. This advanced tool makes the COM-port testing process much simpler. You won’t have to factor the band rate or any other line stats into your calculation. Just send out data with different parameters and see what you’ll get at the output.

Learn more about Virtual Serial Port Driver

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If you’re a Lifetime Upgrades Guarantee owner, you’ll get this update right away. Also, anyone who purchased their license within the Grace Period (24/01/21 – 24/02/21) can request their free update via email.

Commander One 3.0 – an enhanced version of your favorite file manager

Alex Taylor in Mac Software
09 Feb 2021, 14:44
Commander One interface screen

Hey guys! We are excited to announce our brand new update for Commander One. Since the last major update, our development team spent the entire year tuning your favorite file manager, to be the slickest, more convenient, and even more powerful. We consider all wishes of our users and are happy that with time the number of active users is constantly increasing.

Version 3.0 has a lot to offer its users: support for the latest macOS Big Sur, new standards, enhanced performance and stability at all levels of working with data, completely reworked and improved work with major cloud computing services and remote servers, optimization, various bug fixes, support for more cloud storages and way more. So let’s check what it has in this update:

Added: 

  • support for macOS 16 Big Sur;
  • compatibility with macFUSE 4;
  • an option to use path-style addressing to access S3 connections.

Improved: 

  • overall performance and stability on macOS 11;
  • work with Google Drive;
  • work with Dropbox;
  • work with pCloud;
  • work with Amazon S3.

Fixed: 

  • issues with connecting to some FTP servers;
  • an issue with Google Team Drive displaying with drive names written in some languages;
  • an issue with the unpacking of 7z archives with a password;
  • an issue with creating of ZIP archives with a password.

Many thanks to all our users who helped us making Commander One a perfect file manager. As usual, we are open to any question or suggestion concerning the app. Your feedback at support@eltima.com is highly appreciated.

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Virtual Serial Port Driver solves serial communication challenges in legacy apps

Alex Taylor in Case Studies,Serial Port Communication,Windows Software
10 Dec 2020, 15:42

We’re delighted to share a case study of Shyam Katta, Development Manager at Amadeus IT Group SA. Find out how Virtual Serial Port Driver has helped Amadeus to solve the serial communication challenges that they’ve had with their legacy application. 

Amadeus

Company industry: Travel and Transportation

Amadeus is one of the top ten travel technology companies in the world. They develop critical solutions that help airlines and airports, hotels and railways, search engines, travel agencies, and improve the travel experience for billions of people every year. 

Alex Taylor: What challenges made you search for this kind of software?

Shyam Katta: When using legacy applications, we faced a few serial communication challenges and were looking for a robust solution.

Alex Taylor: How did you get to know about our software?

Shyam Katta: We had previous experience with Virtual Serial Port Driver that we used to fix a similar problem with another legacy application in the past.

Alex Taylor: Did you try any similar product(s) before coming across ours?

Shyam Katta: Yes, we experimented with similar products.

Alex Taylor: Why did you choose our product over competitors? What made it stand out for you?

Shyam Katta: Virtual Serial Port Driver is exactly what we were looking for. It is a very stable product, relatively simple to use, and incredibly functional.

Alex Taylor: How did you benefit from using our solution?

Shyam Katta: We simplified the solution that required serial communication and thus significantly improved business processes.

Alex Taylor: Are you happy with our software at this point? Why or why not?

Shyam Katta: Absolutely. I appreciate the numerous advantages Virtual Serial Port Driver offers, such as stable performance and ease of use.

Alex Taylor: Do you feel our prices are: high – about right – low?

Shyam Katta: I’d say it’s about right.

Alex Taylor: Has our customer support system met your needs?

Shyam Katta: Yes, I would like to thank Victor and Bogdan for their excellent support. 

Looking forward to working with Eltima on enhancements and upgrades of Virtual Serial Port Driver.

Learn more about Virtual Serial Port Driver

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Enhanced Data Transfer Speed for USB 3.0 Drives in USB Network Gate 9.1

Alex Taylor in Remote access,Uncategorized
12 Oct 2020, 12:28

improved performance for shared USB 3.0 drives

According to our internal data, a good chunk of USB Network Gate users regularly shares USB drives over the network.

If you are one of those people, then you will love the update to follow!

Moreover, since it is a “minor” update, you can enjoy it right away, and it is free for all current users of USB Network Gate 9.0.

Learn more about USB Network Gate

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With USB Network Gate 9.1 we have achieved significant success with improving the data transfer rate of USB 3.0 storage devices.

In our tests, we have achieved a whooping x4 increase in speed on the same network when copying data from USB drives, and x2 – when writing files to USB drives.

Required conditions:
– A USB drive is connected to a USB 3.0 port.
– Server OS: Windows 7 and above, Windows Server 2008R2 and above*.
– Client OS: Windows 10, Windows Server 2016/2019.
– When using USB device isolation, the data transfer speed will not be increased even if the conditions above are met.

*Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 servers might not display improved performance with certain USB controllers.

You can view the full changelog here.

Serial Port Monitor 8.0 comes with enhanced stability and improved performance

Alex Taylor in Serial Port Communication,System Utilities,The Company/Releases,Windows Software
08 Jul 2020, 13:26

SPM 8.0

Today we are excited to introduce version 8.0 of Serial Port Monitor, a professional solution for sniffing and displaying serial port activity in your system. 

Whether you are testing a newly-created serial device, setting up serial equipment, or debugging your own serial app, Serial Port Monitor becomes a big help. It lets you monitor the flow of data passing through the system’s COM interfaces and makes it clear which data is going through which port. The software includes a built-in terminal and advanced IPR filters that allow tracking down only relevant serial port data. 

New Serial Port Monitor 8.0 is ready to support more of your needs thanks to a sleeker user interface and stability improvements it brings.  

Serial Port Monitor views

Updating to the latest release gives you a way to read and record COM port data even more efficiently. In Serial Port Monitor 8.0, we provide many bug fixes and stability enhancements which ensure the faster and better overall performance of the app.  

Download Serial Port Monitor 8.0

Learn more about Serial Port Monitor

Owners of the Lifetime Upgrades Guarantee can enjoy the new update right away. 

If you made a purchase within the Grace Period, contact us to claim your free update.
For more details on the release updates, refer here.  Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.



FlexiHub 4.0 by Electronic Team, Inc. – More suited for Teamwork and More Versatile

Alex Taylor in Remote access,Uncategorized
18 Jun 2020, 13:57

flexihub_team_account

Starting from version 4.0, Electronic Team, Inc. has added an ability to have multiple FlexiHub users under a single Team Account which allows to securely share USB and COM port devices between the team members.

Learn more about Team Accounts

Within the Team Account, each user will get his/her own “mini-account” which will have a number of benefits compared to the traditional personal subscription:

  • Access Control

    If a group of people needs to use FlexiHub, they don’t need to share a single personal account which would be much more convenient from a security and user perspective. With the Team Account, it is much easier to give/control access to a particular device by a particular user.

  • Fine-tuning

    Team Accounts allow adding/deleting the users at any time. What is more, it is possible to limit the max number of possible connections for a specific user.

  • Financial Benefit

    For a group of people, it would be more practical from a financial point of view to use the Team Account, since it is not necessary to purchase a standalone personal subscription for each user.

Want to know more about Team Accounts? Check out the online user manual.

Download FlexiHub

Please, do not hesitate to contact Electronic Team, Inc. if you have any questions.

Reworked Serial to Ethernet Connector – Major Update 8.0

Alex Taylor in Serial Port Communication,Uncategorized
01 Jun 2020, 12:28

We are glad to announce a brand new update to one of our staple products – Serial to Ethernet Connector 8.0. This major release brings a couple of new features as well as reworked and improved interface: from now on it will be even more convenient to share serial devices over the network!

serial_to_ethernet_8.0

Among the new functions, the users will find a useful mode for scanning the network for existing SEC connections. It will allow them to save time when creating the client connection by skipping the parameters setup and connecting the device right away.

Another useful feature that is becoming available is the ability to pause a specific SEC connection from the user interface without the need to delete the connection or disconnect the device.

Full changelog can be viewed here.

Learn more about Serial to Ethernet Connector

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Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions. Owners of the Lifetime Upgrades Guarantee can use the new features right away.

Fresh major update 9.0 for USB Network Gate – New USB device isolation feature

Alex Taylor in Uncategorized,Windows Software
23 Apr 2020, 12:34

Electronic Team, Inc. has just rolled out a brand new update for USB Network Gate – a convenient software tool for USB device sharing. Version 9.0 brings various bug fixes and improvements alongside a completely reworked and improved feature – USB device isolation.

usb-device-isolation

USB device isolation allows connecting a particular USB device to a specific user account or session. This feature will especially be helpful for those sharing the same Windows PC or working on the remote desktop server that hosts numerous sessions, making connected USB devices invisible to others.

Here is a brief description of the USB device isolation modes:

  • Session-specified isolation allows you to assign a USB device to a specified session, e.g. a remote desktop session.
  • User-specified isolation allows you to isolate a connected USB device to a specific Windows user account.

You can view full changelog here.

USB device isolation was tested with cameras, printers, scanners, hard drives, 3D mouses, sound cards, and a plethora of other USB devices.

The USB device isolation is supported by Windows 8 and newer.

Learn more about USB Network Gate

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Please, do not hesitate to contact Electronic Team, Inc. if you have any questions. Owners of the Lifetime Upgrades Guarantee can use the new features right away.

Centralized Hospital Monitoring System – USB Network Gate

Alex Taylor in Case Studies,Uncategorized
02 Apr 2020, 15:26

Find out how Southwestern Vermont Medical Center managed to organize a centralized monitoring system with the help of USB Network Gate. Southwestern Vermont Health Care is a comprehensive health care system servicing Bennington and Windham Counties in Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties in New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts.

Industry: Healthcare
Number of employees: 1000+
Website: https://www.svhealthcare.org

southwestern vermont health care

We’d like to thank Tony Fawcett, a Desktop Support Specialist at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for taking part in our survey and giving us an opportunity to share this use case.

What challenges made you search for this kind of software?

During the COVID-19 Pandemic we were requested to add cameras to the patient rooms for monitoring purposes. We needed software which allowed us to link a USB device (webcam) from multiple machines back to one central viewing station.

We’re using HD Logitech webcams and also built-in webcams on laptop devices. The webcams are connected to Computers on Wheels or (COWs) which have an internal PC and monitor for nurses to wheel around to patient rooms. The types of laptop devices we’re using currently are Lenovo Think Pad T490s.

How did you get to know about our software?

Our network security team searched online for a solution and found this to be the best option.

Did you try any similar product(s) before coming across ours?

We did not find another software that had the capabilities of USB Network Gate, it works as it should and very well.

Why did you choose our product over competitors? What made it stand out for you?

Simple install file works for both host and client machines. Software includes password Encryption which is very important to us working in a hospital environment as things need to be secure and HIPPA complaint.

How did you benefit from using our solution?

We were able to successfully link the webcams to a host machine and view the patients using surveillance software. This helps our nurses outside the COVID-19 negative pressure area monitor inside, which is extremely helpful and reduces the need to prepare PPE and go inside to check unnecessarily.

Are you happy with our software at this point? Why or why not?

Yes so far it is working as intended, very happy.

Do you feel our prices are: high – about right – low?

We purchased a company license at a very fair price, the sales representative was helpful.

Has our customer support system met your needs?

Customer support has been responsive and helped with an account email mistake on our part, which was resolved.

Learn more about USB Network Gate

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Get to know MacDroid – file transfer app for Mac and Android

Alex Taylor in Android apps,Mac Software,The Company/Releases
12 Feb 2020, 15:16
MacDroid is released!

Electronic Team, Inc. released its new super handy app – MacDroid. Can you guess what it does from its name? We bet you already guessed it works with Android and Mac! But just to make things more clear, we’ll go ahead and write a little bit about it :).

MacDroid is a compact yet mightily efficient Android file transfer app for Mac. If you are using an Apple computer and an Android phone or tablet you probably know that there is no native way to transfer files between the two. We have created an interface that will help you not just connect your Android to your Mac, but also successfully transfer music, videos, images and other types of files between them. 

MacDroid supports both internal and external Android storages, so you get to work with any of your files in a fast and easy manner. Additionally to Android devices, MacDroid supports any device that can connect to Mac in an MTP mode, be it a camera or a portable media player.

Let’s take a quick look at MacDroid features:

  • You can mount and work with internal and external Android storages;
  • No plugins or extensions needed;
  • All Android and MTP devices supported.

Download MacDroid

You can download free MacDroid now and enjoy transferring files and folders from Android to Mac. There is also MacDroid PRO subscription available, which allows you to transfer data from Android to Mac, and from Mac to Android. You can also edit Android files on Mac without moving them to computer. Android folders can be managed directly on Mac: create, delete, duplicate, rename.

System requirements for MacDroid are: 

macOS 10.10 or later; any Android or MTP device.

Pricing info: 

Free MacDroid is always, well, free :) and offers a great quality file transfer from Android to Mac. For $19.99 a year, you can subscribe to MacDroid PRO to get unlimited file transfer in both directions and the possibility to conveniently manage and edit Android content through the Finder app on Mac. A 7-day free trial of MacDroid PRO features is also available