The Serial/IP® COM Port Redirector

Use remote serial devices on TCP/IP networks through
Serial/IP virtual COM ports that work like local COM ports.


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Serial port communication to remote serial devices
On the client computer running Serial/IP
You add virtual COM ports using the Serial/IP Control Panel and configure them to use your serial server.
Your application uses Serial/IP virtual COM ports instead of local physical COM ports.
Your application opens, reads and writes virtual COM ports using the standard COM port API.
The Serial/IP Redirector automatically makes TCP/IP connections to the serial server and relays the virtual COM port data stream and control actions.
   
   
   
   
At the remote location
The serial server accepts connections from Serial/IP, then converts and relays the data stream and control signals to the server's serial ports.
Wireless modems can be used instead of serial servers.
The field equipment gets the data stream through serial cables or direct hardware integration.
   
   

     

The Serial/IP Redirector — Version 4.9.9

Extensive Platform Support

 

Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/2012/2008/2003/2000
Terminal Services, Citrix Metaframe
Native and virtual platforms, including Virtual Server and VMware
32-bit or 64-bit version automatically installs

Scalable, Fast, Flexible

 

Up to 4,096 virtual COM ports for large applications
Entire data path is at kernel level, including networking and SSL
Low latency, no mode/context switch overhead of a Windows service
Always available, user login not required
Both outbound and inbound connections

Works with your choice of
TCP/IP Serial Servers

 

Supports COM Port Control Protocol (RFC 2217), Telnet, raw TCP
Does not use proprietary TCP/IP protocols
Configurable to detect/respond to any server login prompt

Easy to Configure

 

Verifies access to server and supported TCP/IP protocols
Recommends/sets optimal redirector settings
Can replicate settings across any/all virtual COM ports
Manages IP routing table to maintain server access

Transparent to Applications

 

Extends server connection for COM port hand-off
Automatically restores interrupted network connections
Synchronizes COM port open with server ready condition
Optionally throttles data rate to COM port settings

Secure

 

Automatically logs in to servers, using multiple credential sources
Supports SSL/TLS connections using OpenSSL
Configurable for proxy servers
Settings and trace logs can be restricted to Administrators

Deployable

 

Installs interactively or via command line
Supports unattended command line install with privilege elevation
Uses DNS to resolve hostnames of servers
Configuration snapshot utility helps replicate settings during install
User-defined presets allow quick/controlled reconfiguration
ActiveX interface supports run-time reconfiguration