Luuk Oudshoorn is 17 years old and he lives in Zwolle, a city in the east of the Netherlands. He is currently in pre-university education, this is his fifth year. Together with four other students Luuk is working on a project, or actually a competition, in which they have to build their own satellite in a beer can.
Question: What challenges made you search for this kind of software?
Luuk Oudshoorn: Four fellow students and I are working on a project in which we build our own satellite. We have to pass some information from this satellite to a Java application on our computer through the serial ports. This proved to be difficult for us to accomplish using Java, because it is platform independent and we need a platform dependent program to read the ports. That's why we started searching for a program that could pass the information to our application.
Question: Please, describe how you are using our product now.
Luuk Oudshoorn: We are currently using Serial to Ethernet Connector to read our serial ports and send the data through TCP/IP. All we had to do was create two servers and start listening in our application. We didn't even have to go through any difficult data exchange before we could start receiving information, we only have to read the ports.
Question: How did you benefit from using "serial over IP" solution?
Luuk Oudshoorn: We now have an even easier connection to our satellite than we could have hoped for in the past. Serial to Ethernet Connector software has run perfectly so far. I made the connection only once, after I installed the software, after this I never had to change it. I still use the configuration features, but only to test if the connection to my satellite is working without having to start my own application.