Virtual Com port on Xen server - Windows 2008 R2

Hello, I have a Jtech pager system I need to connect to a Virtual (Oracle) Micros System.

When I bought the pager system from Jtech, they stated that we would need a program called Alert Manager, and that we could connect the " jTech iStation" via ip. Once I got everything in, it turns out Alert Manager will only communicate over serial.
The istation has both lan and serial connections.
There are no physical serial ports on the servers.
We are running Micros on Xen Server v. 64 bit - vm is Windows 2008R2
Micros version is 5.2 (Build 5.2.0005.1327)

There may be a simple solution I am not seeing, my first thought was a virtual serial port, but I am kind of noobin on how to implement.

None of the companies that I purchased the stuff from seem to be able to help.
Loni BrockIT AnalystAsked:
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Dirk KotteSECommented:
I have the same challenge sending OTP via SMS within my installations.
We use a "moxa-box". This is a Serial over lan device. At one end is a Box with serial + LAN port at the other end we have a driver within Windows. Works great with W2K8r2 and higher.
Loni BrockIT AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the input Dirk, I was looking at a,

I may have to do that, but the iStation does have a lan port already, is there no way to create tcp-serial without a device server?
The Digi devices work with a driver that emulates a serial port locally and connects to the device, it is a proprietary serial over IP protocol.

The serial port side of the device is designed to connect to your equipment, not to the VM host.

To be able to do serial over IP to your jtech box from a VM, the jtech box would have to have a serial over IP "interface" and provide a suitable driver.

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