Serial to Ethernet Connector Overview

Serial to Ethernet Connector (hereinafter also referred to as SEC) is a professional solution, which allows sharing over Internet or LAN any number of serial ports (real or virtual) on your computer. Multiple computers (clients) can connect to your computer (server) and communicate with shared devices as if those devices were connected directly to client computers.

With SEC you can:

  • Share an unlimited number of serial ports simultaneously for remote connections over TCP/IP network
  • Choose data transmission protocol, which will be used for connection: raw data transmission algorithm or Telnet (RFC 2217) protocol
  • Manage real serial port signal lines’ states in connections
  • Dynamically change connection parameters without reopening or re-creating it
  • Customize advanced connection settings
  • Verify connection’s integrity by using “keep alive” feature
  • Set pauses after which all received data is sent to the remote end when using UDP or TCP as underlay protocol
  • Set period of time after which TCP client will try to restore connection if connection was dropped
  • Save shell script that restores the current state of the program
  • Easily track all program activity in detailed activity log
  • Get separate traffic statistics of each serial port, TCP connection and UDP traffic
  • Set connection password to authenticate remote clients
  • Encrypt TCP traffic to secure data transmission
  • Work with SEC on a virtual machine

Features list:

  • Several client computers can connect to a server simultaneously with different encryption and/or authorization parameters
  • No limitation on the quantity of virtual serial ports or connections created (except your system resources)
  • High-speed data exchange with virtual serial port (up to 256 Kbits)
  • TCP/IP and UDP/IP protocols are supported
  • Possibility to close specific TCP connection
  • Shared serial ports’ states are automatically restored every time you boot your computer
  • Small packet transmission lags can be decreased by disabling Nagle algorithm
  • Full compatibility with Hyper-Threading and multi-processor systems
  • The client-server or multicast architecture can be built between Linux and Windows operating systems

Trial version limitations:

Eltima Software offers free fully functional Trial version of Serial to Ethernet Connector for evaluation purposes. During 14-day Trial period you can test all the features of Serial to Ethernet Connector. After that you can acquire a license according to your needs. Visit our web site to download free Trial version of the program, read about types of licenses available and place the order.

Platforms SEC was tested on:

  • Kubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala”
  • openSUSE 11.2