TCP-Com is a software based RS232 to TCP/IP converter. TCP-Com allows
any of the RS232 serial ports on your PC to interface directly to a
TCP/IP network. For example,you can use TCP-Com to turn a PC into a
¡°Serial Device Server¡± so that you can connect any RS232 serial
device directly to a TCP/IP network and communicate with that device
from any other workstation in the same network or across the Internet.
TCP-Com can also create ¡°Virtual¡± RS232 serial ports that are
actually connections to a TCP/IP port. This allows you to use existing
Windows based serial communications software to send and receive data
across a TCP/IP network.
Attach data collection devices - modems, bar code scanners, sensors,
gages, meters, RF equipment, telephone PBX systems, laboratory
instruments, etc. - to the serial ports of your Windows PC and have
that data available anywhere over any TCP/IP based network (ethernet,
For example, you could connect a serial device (bar code reader,
electronic balance or electronic measuring instrument) to a COM port
on your PC, run TCP-Com and then connect to the device from any other
PC on your network through a TCP/IP socket connection. This would
allow you to use TCP-Wedge, Telnet or any other TCP/IP communications
software to read or write to the serial device directly from any PC
located on the same network. TCP-Com can also be used to pass serial
data across a corporate intranet or over the Internet. See below for a
list of typical applications for TCP-Com.