Multi-function Serial <-> Ethernet Redirection Software
Best Virtual Com Port: TCP/Com Software: Multifunction serial to Ethernet (and Ethernet to serial) interface software.
Download free 30 Day evaluation version of TCP/Com and run set up.
Input the IP address and remote port number for the device that you want to collect data from (or control)
Select “This PC will act as a TCP client” for data collection into the PC.
Select any unused Com Port number, i.e. COM5. TCP/Com will create a “Virtual Com Port”. You can leave all the other serial port settings, such as “Baud Rate” as the defaults.
Tell your existing Windows software the port number of the Virtual Com Port (i.e. COM5 and the serial port settings such as Baud Rate).
Transmit data from your Ethernet (TCP/IP) connected device. TCP/Com will automatically make that data available at the virtual com port that you created. Your existing Windows application software will take the data from the Virtual Com Port as if it were a real Com Port.
Note: This is fully bi-directional so your existing serial communications application can also send out commands or data to the IP connected device via the Virtual Com Port.
Best Virtual Com Port: TCP/Com Software is extremely simple but powerful. It can be used to solve a wide variety of device interfacing and RS232 or TCP/IP conversion problems, such as:
Share serial devices over a network (or even the internet)
Windows does not allow multiple programs to access the same COM port. Bypass this restriction by using TCP/Com to split a single COM port into multiple virtual COM ports. This allows all your serial communications programs to access the same data.
In the TCP/Com window just select the com port number and the serial communications parameters for your serial device and enter an IP address and a socket number. Then activate! It's that easy! Com port data will appear at the IP address and data from an IP port will appear at a real or virtual com port.
Version 7.0.4 (released June 2014) Fixed rare issue with "Remote Pings" feature not functioning correctly.
Version 7.0.3 (released March 2014) now allows users to name individual session windows to better manage multiple connections. A bug fix that addresses the remote pings feature is also included.
Version 7.0.2 minor bug fix
Version 7.0.0 Updated Virtual COM Port drivers