RS232 extender – software and hardware approaches
Serial extender: software and hardware solutions
Can you imagine people's lives without the many serial devices that satisfy people's evolving needs form day to day? COM port scanners, printers, plotters, lab equipment, industrial controllers, payment terminals, and many more other devices considerably simplify our everyday tasks. But what really makes the use of serial peripherals convenient is a dedicated RS232 extender which allows connecting to devices remotely. In this article, we'll consider both hardware and software solutions for sharing COM-based equipment over the network so that you can see which method is simpler and more efficient.