Best Serial over
TCP IP software
and hardware guide
An IP network is a network of computers that use the Internet Protocol for their communications. In essence, this protocol can be utilized by any network including LAN and the Internet. You can even connect to remote serial ports over IP. To enable COM port connections to devices located at a distance from your PC, you just need to convert serial signals into IP data packets. The simplest way to do this is by using a dedicated serial over TCP/IP solution: software or hardware.
In this article, we’ll highlight several common ways to access an RS232 device over the IP network so that you can compare them and decide which method is better and more efficient for you.
- Best serial over TCP/IP software
- Alternative methods to convert serial port data to TCP IP
Serial over TCP IP software
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to connect to a remote COM-based device but cannot do this because it’s located at a long distance from you, the following recommendation is just for you.
Whether you work with POS equipment, serial port lab instruments, industrial control systems, etc., you can enable seamless serial communications between all of your devices over the IP network with the help of powerful software - Serial to Ethernet Connector. This app is designed to redirect RS232 data across the Internet in such a way that a remote serial device appears on your local computer as though it were inserted right into your machine.
You can use the specialized serial to TCP/IP converter software for:
- creating multiple virtual serial ports that are recognized by your system as exact copies of real RS232, RS422, and RS485 interfaces.
- accessing COM ports from a virtual environment (WMware, Virtual Box, Hyper-V, etc.);
- redirecting incoming and outgoing data from local real or virtual serial ports over UDP/IP;
- providing RAW data transmission;
- sharing serial ports on Windows and Linux machines. ARM-based devices are also supported.