Solved

Network access to serial port

Posted on 2009-04-02
8
272 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am busy writing a PHP script to interpret data from a ship's GPS and other measurement equipment. The Equipment is connected to the Navigational computer on our bridge. What i need is to be able to access the output from 3 serial ports from a remote system.

A simple text dump in a shared file would probably be sufficient.

Does anyone know of free software that can do this, while still allowing the nav software to access the serial ports?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:ictdoulos
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
8 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:bmatumbura
ID: 24057330
0
 

Author Comment

by:ictdoulos
ID: 24057350
thanks, i'm looking into these right now
0
Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:bmatumbura
ID: 24057476
Great. I prefer the one in the last link I posted:

http://www.hw-group.com/products/hw_vsp/index_en.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:ictdoulos
ID: 24057688
ok, i have just installed the program on both sides, but the interface does not make so much sense to me, do you think you could give me a quick run through of how to set it up to  access  com1 com3 and com4 on the remote machine
0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
bmatumbura earned 250 total points
ID: 24058325
Seems I hadn't really understood how the HW-VSP3 works. It looks like it doesn't meet your requirements. It only creates a virtual COM port and forwards the data it receives to a TCP Socket.

Take a look at this alternative. I am sure this is what you would like:

http://pcmicro.com/TCP-Com/
0
 

Author Comment

by:ictdoulos
ID: 24070405
this is a pid for program, is there an open source/freeware alternative
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ictdoulos
ID: 31566138
I was hoping for a free program, but this will do what i need. Thanks
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

#Citrix #Citrix Netscaler #HTTP Compression #Load Balance
WARNING:   If you follow the instructions here, you will wipe out your VTP and VLAN configurations.  Make sure you have backed up your switch!!! I recently had some issues with a few low-end Cisco routers (RV325) and I opened a case with Cisco TA…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
Suggested Courses

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question