Virtual Serial Ports
HHD Software Virtual Serial Ports is a software package that allows you to create virtual COM ports.
Created virtual COM port may be used in one of the following ways:
- Connected with another virtual COM port in a local bridge with flow control and baud rate emulation.
- Connected with remote virtual COM port over network with flow control and baud rate emulation.
- Connected to a named pipe.
- Connected to two files. When an application opens a virtual COM port and "reads" data from it, data is read from an input file, and when it "writes" data to a serial port, data is written to the output file.
Technically, the product consists of the following components:
- Virtual Serial Ports Device Driver
- This device driver implements the functionality of the virtual serial port device. It operates in user mode space, unlike most other device drivers, making the system more stable and secure.
- Virtual Com Ports ActiveX Control
- Provides rich application programming interface (API) for applications that want to create and manage virtual serial ports.
- Virtual Com Ports Configuration Utility
- An example of ActiveX Control API client, which provides simple user interface for creation and management of virtual serial devices.
- Virtual Com Ports Command-line Utility
- Provides command-line interface to create and manage virtual serial ports and bridges.
Virtual Com Ports currently supports the following operating systems:
- Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit)
- Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
- Windows 8 (32 and 64 bit)
- Windows 8.1 (32 and 64 bit)
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit)
- Windows Server 2016
On 64-bit operating systems, both 64-bit and 32-bit ActiveX control libraries are installed and registered, allowing both 64-bit and 32-bit client code to create and manage virtual COM ports.
Virtual COM Ports can be successfully used to:
- create any number of virtual COM port pairs connected via a virtual null-modem cable
- share virtual COM ports data with files and named pipes
- add unlimited number of COM ports to your Windows operating system
- record COM port application data transfer to a file
- emulate rs232 null modem cable
- develop rs232 peripheral hardware
- research the functionality of third-party software and hardware
- implement, debug and test serial protocol between device and device driver
- analyze and reverse-engineer serial protocols
Virtual COM Ports can be successfully used by:
- software developers
- hardware engineers
- IT support specialists
- industrial control personnel
- SCADA software engineers
- science technicians
- systems integrators, consultants
- lab experts
- University students
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