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Free Software & Utilities

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ComDebug
COMDebug.zip

Quickly and easily send or receive data through the serial port. Extremely useful for testing the communications link between your PC and your serial device.

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Renamer (with VB Source Code)
Renamer.zip

Renamer is a Windows program that will automatically rename a file or files at a regular time or date. Useful for people who want to save data to files continuously using the WinWedge or TCP/Wedge, but want to change the file name at the end of the each day. Now a 32 bit MDI application that minimizes to the system tray.

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Virtual Null Modem
Virtual-Null-Modem.zip

TAL Virtual Null Modem is designed to allow you to create a two virtual RS232 serial ports that are connected directly to each other as if they were two physical RS232 ports connected by a null modem cable.

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Excel Basic Inventory Tracking Spreadsheet
excel-inventory-example.zip

Inventory Tracking Spreadsheet for Microsoft Excel. When used in conjunction with BC-Wedge or WinWedge this allows you to add to, remove from and look up products just by scanning a bar code (Keyboard Wedge interface, and manual data entry also supported)

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Send Email from Excel
email-from-excel-sample.xlsm

Send emails from your Excel worksheet based on WinWedge data.

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Serial Breakout Box Software
breakout.exe

Turn any PC or Laptop with two serial ports into a serial breakout box (serial line analyzer). Snoop in on data that is sent or received through an RS232 serial cable between any two devices or computers. This is an lent tool for diagnosing serial communications problems as well as for figuring out what is being sent and received between two devices. This program can also be used as a simple terminal to display data received on a single serial port. Designed for 32 bit Windows.

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ImageWiz
ImageWizSetup.EXE

Image Wiz is a simple yet powerful utility that allows you to quickly and easily convert images from one file format to another. Image Wiz can convert graphics files between any of the image formats listed below. To convert an image from one file format to another, simply open the source image file and then save it to disk using the filename extension of the desired target image file format.

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PortStat
portstat.exe

Windows program that monitors and sets the status of any of the handshaking lines on a COM port. PortStat can be used to turn switches on and off under program control or can be used to monitor the voltage on any of the handshaking lines in a serial port. For example you could use PortStat to force another application, like Excel, to run a macro when the voltage on a serial port line changes state. You could also use it to turn a switch on or off directly from within Excel, Access or any other program that supports Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)

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ShowPorts for Windows
spsetup.exe

Find out what COM ports are installed on your computer without using a screwdriver! Full Visual Basic 6 Source code is included!

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ASCII Chart Software for Windows
asciich.exe

Displays a chart of values for each character in the ASCII character set.

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Complete C/C++ source code for a serial (RS232) terminal program
SER2416B.ZIP

Learn how to perform serial communications functions from within your own custom C/C++ programs. This serial communications code sample was obtained from the Microsoft's Developer Network on-line

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HideWindow
hidewindow.zip

A small Visual Basic program (with complete source code) that demonstrates how to show or hide any program's window. This program was designed originally as a tool that you can use to hide a running instance of WinWedge however it can also be used to show or hide any Windows program. Now includes example for Excel 97 and later.

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SendFile
SENDFILESETUP.EXE

Allows you to quickly and easily send a file out of a serial Port.

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Tinyport direct hardware port I/O DLL for Windows NT
tinyport.zip

DOS Utilities

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ShowPorts for DOS
shoports.exe

Besides listing the available com ports, ShowPorts for DOS also displays the IRQ, port base addresses and what type of UART each port uses. This is a DOS program that should not be run inside the Windows environment. Refer to the read me file that is supplied with this program before running it.

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Com-Key
com-key.exe

DOS TSR that allows you to define hot keys that send data out a serial port. Use Com-Key to dial or hang up a modem or send commands to any serial instrument from within any DOS program.

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ComShow Utility for DOS
COMSHOW.EXE

Extremely useful DOS based serial I/O debug/diagnostic software. Can also be used as a simple data logger. ComShow displays all data received through a serial port so you can easily determine exactly what a device is transmitting. Unlike terminal programs, ComShow displays all characters that are received including carriage returns, linefeeds and all other control codes embedded in a serial data stream. ComShow also has output capabilities as well as the ability to manually set the states of all hardware handshaking lines.

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