Wasn't sure where to put this.
I have a pair of timeclocks (Amano MTX-10) hat are set up currently through a serial extended (the clocks are daisy-chained together). We want to convert this setup to Ethernet, but not buy new clocks or the $600 add-on cards designed for the clocks.
We would like to use an ethernet-serial converter to connect the clock. This device would connect to the clock's serial port, and then be connected to the network.
However, the software that currently runs the clock (on an NT4 box! We're upgrading) does not have an option for TCP/IP communication. The new software may, but we would like to emulate a serial connection over ethernet. How can I tell my host PC software that if it wants 'COM1' it needs to look for an IP address?