Access remote RS232 over IP network
When would you want to share RS232 over a network? When physical access to RS232 is not possible due to distance or other obstructions, e.g. you might need to send documents for printing to the MFD connected to your colleague’s computer in another office building. Also, sharing RS232 port to the network is required when you work in managed systems, e.g. virtual machine or blade server system. Here you can redirect input and output of RS232 over IP or any other network, once you login into the blade server, you will be able to work with the port and devices connected to it.
How to access remote RS232? There are different ways to do it – there is hardware, as well as a software solution that will help you connect to RS232 port over IP/ TCP/ Internet.
Below we will have a closer look at both solutions.