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Meet Serial Port Monitor 7.0 with unique Playback feature and Modbus data support!

Alex Taylor in Serial Port Communication,System Utilities
19 Apr 2017, 10:04

Eltima Software is pleased to announce the newest release of Serial Port Monitor. Version 7.0 features a revamped interface, supports Modbus data and has a unique Playback feature. More details are given below.

Serial port Sniffer

Serial Port Monitor is a versatile tool for displaying, logging and analyzing activities of RS232/422/485 ports in the system. Such monitoring is crucial for detecting potential problems when developing application and drivers, as well as testing and optimizing serial devices.

The software offers advanced filters and search functionality to view only relevant data. There is professional terminal, integrated into the application. You can export data in various formats, log it immediately and compare monitoring sessions in the app’s window. Additional bonus is the software’s clean and intuitive interface. No additional hardware is required to install and use the application.

The new features and improvements of SPM 7.0 include:

  • Compatibility with Modbus data, including new filters and viewing mode.
  • Playback session, i.e. the ability to send data received earlier to the same port again. Thus you get more detailed information for analysis.
  • Synchronization of selection in different view modes.
  • Windows Server 2016 support.
  • 64-bit GUI version. Even if monitoring process takes much RAM, it will not be interrupted.
  • Newly added ‘Comments’ column in the Table view.
  • Revamped user interface

For more details on the release updates, refer here. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

Learn more about Serial Port Monitor

Download Serial Port Monitor 7.0

USB Network Gate 4.0 for Linux is released

Alex Taylor in Linux Software,System Utilities
18 Apr 2017, 13:16

We are happy to announce the release of the updated USB Network Gate for Linux, your must-have tool for sharing and accessing remote USB ports over network.

USB over IP for Linux

Version 4.0 contains a number of updates and improvements, the major one being a completely revamped kernel module for both server and client. The module now works with the latest kernel versions (up to 4.4) making it even easier to interact with remote USB ports and devices connected to them.

Rewriting the kernel module from scratch enhances the performance and stability of the software. It also results in much better functioning of the following devices:

  •       BULK
  •       ISO
  •       USB 3.0

You can download the updated software here. Should you have any questions and queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

USB Network Gate is a tool that enables shared access to USB ports over network – IP/ LAN/ WAN/ VLAN/ VPN/ Internet. You can use the software to reach USB ports in virtual environment and blade servers, as well as over Remote Desktop Protocol. The application offers additional functionality such as per-session USB device isolation.

USB Network Gate is one of the most popular applications developed by Eltima Software. The company constantly works on improving their product range using the latest technologies.

Learn more about USB Network Gate Linux

Download USB Network Gate 4.0

New release for Elmedia Player – free player for Apple TV

Alex Taylor in Free Software,Mac Software,Multimedia/Flash Software,The Company/Releases
13 Mar 2017, 15:56

elm-blog-atv-releaseWe just released an update for our super versatile and handy media player! Elmedia Player for Apple TV version 1.0.1 is the best way to get easy access to your favorite music, videos and photos on your Apple TV. No conversions required! All you need to do is connect your computer to Apple TV over WiFi and play your media files. Elmedia Player’s list of supported formats is our own pride! So many are included, common and uncommon ones!

Here is a brief description of Elmedia Player features:

  • Support for all video and audio file types without conversion.
  • Playback speed is adjustable.
  • Can use media files from macOS, Windows, and Linux via file sharing (SMB only).
  • Play music, view images, watch movies directly from the server.
  • Video image enhancement options (deblocking filter and deinterlacing).
  • External and built-in subtitles are supported. Change color, size, font, text encoding and language.
  • Supports internal audio tracks. You can select the preferred language.
  • Photos on Apple TV can be viewed as a slideshow or in random order. Set the duration for photos and transition effect.
  • Library offers three categories (Videos, Music, Photos) for neat file organization. Also includes media items and folders from shared computers and file servers.
  • Light and dark appearances of Apple TV are both supported.
  • Note: Elmedia Player is available worldwide through the App Store for Apple TV in Entertainment category or here.

    Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the new version, let us know what you think, ask questions!

    Here you go – FlexiHub 3.0 brings in Invite feature

    Alex Taylor in Linux Software,Mac Software,Serial Port Communication,System Utilities
    22 Nov 2016, 11:02

    FlexiHub 3.0 - invite to share USB

    FlexiHub, an innovative software solution by Eltima Software, is already appreciated by many. This handy application provides access to remote devices over network from a single account. The developers never stop improving it, and the newest release brings in Invite feature – a valuable addition to FlexiHub’s functionality.

    Here is what FlexiHub 3.0 has to offer you:

    • Invite feature – now you can invite others to access a device shared on your system. You can choose to provide access only to a particular device, not the entire account.
    • Full compatibility with new macOS 10.12 Sierra.
    • Reduced data traffic – thanks to optimization of communication parameters in the network.
    • Improved interface and gravatar support.

    FlexiHub is a unique application to work with remote USB ports.

    USB devices such as modems, barcode scanners, terminals, etc. will be available to you as if they were on your local machine. No additional hardware is required to enable access.

    FlexiHub works across platforms:

    • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2003, 2008, 2012
    • Mac OS X 10.9 – 10.12
    • Linux – tested on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Debian 8, Centos 7

    Download the new FlexiHub here and give it a try! Contact us if you have any doubts.

    USB Network Gate and FlexiHub on macOS 10.12: CPU overload fixed

    Alex Taylor in Mac Software,System Utilities
    25 Oct 2016, 14:15

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    You remember when we promised to get back to you with a solution to the CPU overload due to macOS upgrade to the latest Sierra 10.12? It turned out that “ionodecache” process was the cause of the overload.

    Good news is that Apple Team had fixed the bug

    Now you can use your favorite USB Network Gate and FlexiHub without Glitches.

    Update your macOS Sierra to the latest 10.12.1 version, share and access your remote devices with Flexihub and USB Network Gate. NO MORE CPU OVERLOAD!

    Important for FlexiHub / USB Network Gate users with macOS Sierra!

    Alex Taylor in Mac Software,System Utilities,Tips & Hints
    27 Sep 2016, 14:09

    FlexiHub and USB Network Gate - macOS Sierra

    After the latest update to macOS 10.12 (Sierra), you might have noticed that the performance of your CPU reduced. You probably didn’t associate this with your favorite Flexihub or USB Network Gate software. We are aware of this issue and here are the things we want you to know:

    • While testing macOS 10.12 we found out that USB Network Gate and Flexihub overloads the CPU. You don’t even need to launch the software or share a device with it for the CPU to overload, just the presence of the software in your computer overloads it.

    What are we doing to fix it you may ask

    We started by contacting Apple Developer Technical Support. They responded by saying that this issue might be a minor OS bug.

    Our team of engineers and Apple’s Developer support team at the moment are working round the clock to fix this bug and improve the existing features.

    Our advice to you at this point is to keep track of your CPU activities via the Activity Monitor and stop any process that overloads it. This is because other software solutions might be causing the same problem.

    NB: You don’t need to uninstall Flexihub or USB Network Gate. Fixing this minor bug is our TOP priority at the moment and it will be done in the shortest period of time.

    You will be the first to know once it’s fixed. Stay tuned!!!

    Folx 5.1! Feel the difference with new features and Sierra support!

    Alex Taylor in Free Software,Mac Software,Multimedia/Flash Software,The Company/Releases
    27 Sep 2016, 09:59

    Folx is out today and even though it’s a minor update, it does include new password manager options, Quick Look support, downloading of private and age-restricted YouTube videos, new languages and more.
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    Here are the things to look for in Folx 5.1

    We added support for websites that require web authentication.

    Saving of YouTube videos with Folx PRO is now even smoother and age-restricted and private videos are supported too.

    For our international users there are French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Spanish localizations.

    When using Folx as a torrent client you can view the torrent search results without sorting.

    Look through the detailed What’s New here. And don’t hesitate to comment on it – we’ll gladly listen.

    This update is absolutely free for all Folx 5 users. Those of you who are still using version 4 can upgrade with 50% OFF.

    Subscribe to our social networks to be the first to know about upgrades, improvements and the latest news about Folx: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube.

    Learn more about Folx

    Download Folx

    macOS Sierra – a disaster or a savior for software developers?

    Alex Taylor in Mac Software,System Utilities
    22 Sep 2016, 07:43

    CloudMounter Dropbox client

    While macOS 10.12 release is knocking on the doors, many users have already had a chance to install it on their Macs and evaluate all the benefits of the newest upgrade. However, not all developer companies are catching up. In the days when operating systems become more and more closed, it is risky to develop own system components which might beсome disabled with the release of the newer system version.

    Developers need to adapt their products

    For example, ExpanDrive that is using custom system components for disk mounting, still struggles to fully optimize the product for the newest macOS version. To run properly, it requires additional system commands to be executed via command line, each time you reboot your Mac. On the other hand, our CloudMounter is using native OS X’s file handling capabilities, as well as FUSE for OS X and stays flexible and adaptive to OS upgrades.

    To stay on board you always need to adapt your products to the ecosystem they belong to. Use as much system components as it is allowed to, and make your software as native to the system as possible. We are thrilled about other innovations new OS upgrade brings and we are ready to conquer them all.

    Subscribe to our social networks to be the first to know about new upgrades, improvements and the latest news of CloudMounter: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube.

    The MacOS Sierra Compatibility List
    A review for Mac OS X 10.12

    Alex Taylor in Free Software,Mac Software,System Utilities,The Company/Releases,Tips & Hints
    05 Aug 2016, 12:35

    The upcoming version of Mac system software has a name macOS Sierra, and is versioned as Mac OS X 10.12. It is going to be available as a free download for all compatible Mac computers this coming fall.

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    So first things first, which Macs will be compatible with macOS Sierra? What hardware will run the new operating system and let you use all those features like Siri, Continuity Clipboard, etc.? No doubt that newer Macs will easily support the new system, but older machines are getting excluded, especially those made before 2009.

    Here you have a comparison chart for the compatibility of Macs with El Capitan and with Sierra. Information is from official Apple website.

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    Airy 3.0 – new version of a YouTube Downloader for Mac

    Alex Taylor in Free Software,Mac Software,The Company/Releases
    03 Aug 2016, 09:26

    A new version of the top YouTube downloading solution for Mac has been released – say hi to Airy 3.0!
    To download YouTube videos with Airy users have to simply copy and paste the YouTube link into the app and start the download.

    And it is not just plain downloading from YouTube – Airy 3.0 supports YouTube playlists with the possibility to download each item in the possible quality and supports channels with Full HD and 8K Ultra HD.

    Airy 3

    This new update brings more handy features to the neat and simple app

    • You can log in to your YouTube account and download age-restricted and protected videos.
    • Download complete playlists or select the best available quality for each item in playlist.
    • Support for YouTube channels.
    • Event notifications (via Notification Center).
    • Airy allows downloading videos in a variety of formats (MP4, FLV, 3GP) and in different resolutions. Paused or interrupted downloads can be resumed by the app and one can set up event notifications.

    Look through the detailed What’s New here.

    Try Airy for free!

    Purchase Airy!

    Please note that all users who have purchased previous version of Airy after July 3, 2016 will get Airy 3.0 activation code for FREE!
    Other registered users of Airy can upgrade with 50% discount.