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Share serial device over Ethernet
Serial over Ethernet Connector is a solution that will easily let you share numerous RS232/RS422/RS485 serial interface devices over network, be it Ethernet LAN or Internet. When the existing serial device sends communication data, it is transmitted over Ethernet to the controlling software and vice versa.
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 Ethernet. Server connection provides the ability to connect many clients simultaneously without any serial over Ethernet cables and each connected client is able to transmit input/output serial data to their local real or virtual serial port while Serial over Ethernet Connector automatically joins these data streams on server. Client can be any application that can initialize outgoing connection to TCP/IP server.
Connect serial port to remote host (Client)Creating client connection will initiate local real or virtual serial port data redirection to the remote serial device server using TCP/IP protocol. Client connection not necessarily requires 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 communications will go over Ethernet.
Share serial port using UDPYou 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.
Serial to Ethernet Connector for Linux OS is availableSerial to Ethernet Connector is also available for Linux OS! Now you can choose whether Linux or Windows OS will be a client or a server; broadcasting over UDP is possible too. Note, that Linux version is a command-line product at the moment.
Linux version for ARM-based devices is available. Now you can share serial ports on ARM devices or connect to remote devices. Note: you need D-Bus to be installed on your device to use this version.
Serial to Ethernet Connector features worth mentioning
Send and receive RAW data
Change COM port parameters remotely
Works as Windows service
Smart data sending
|1||Share your serial ports and devices with others over TCP/IP network|
|2||Both TCP/IP and UDP/IP protocols are supported|
|3||Easily connect to remote computer using TCP/IP Telnet protocol, with the RFC 2217 Telnet extensions for COM Port Control|
|4||Share an unlimited number of serial ports simultaneously for remote connections|
|5||No limitation on the quantity of virtual serial ports or connections created (except your system resources)|
|6||Manage port signal lines states in connections||(for real ports only)|
|7||Verify connection's integrity by using "send command to keep connection alive" feature|
|8||Ability to send data on certain event (when block of data reaches certain size, on receiving special char and on certain timeouts)|
|9||Serial port names are not restricted to COMxx only and may have virtually any name|
|10||High speed data exchange from/to virtual RS232 serial port (up to 256 Kbits)|
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Frequently asked questions about
Serial to Ethernet software
In this way devices using diverse serial protocols can successfully communicate over the network.
- remotely accessing point-of-sale equipment
- creating more efficient communication in industrial automation systems
- monitoring remotely located scientific devices from a central location
- the configuration of network-attached devices
- connecting with GPS and navigation systems
- redirecting serial communication to virtual environments and many others.
- Download and install Serial to Ethernet Connector on the computer that will act as the server. This is the machine that contains the physical or virtual COM port that will be shared.
- Launch the application and select New connection -> Server connection. You will be presented with a window in which you can name the connection as well as identify the serial interface that will be created and the TCP port that will be used for monitoring. Then click the “Create connection” button.
- Next, you need to install the software on the computer that will connect to the shared serial interface and act as the client machine. Select New connection -> Client connection and use the IP address of the server and TCP port specified when you created the connection. Additionally, you create virtual serial ports here by specifying a port name and selecting the “Create as virtual port” option.
- Click “Create client connection”.
After the client connection has been created the client machine can access all data transmitted from the physical serial interface. Data can flow in both directions between the server’s real COM port and the client’s virtual COM port.
50, 75, 150, 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600 and 115200 bps. The start, stop, and parity bits are not relevant in determining the effective transmission rate of a serial connection.
Serial to Ethernet Connector fully supports data transfer speeds through the virtual ports it creates of up to 256000 bps.
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