COM port redirector - software and hardware approaches
It would seem that serial devices like a printer, a CNC machine, an industrial controller, and a barcode scanner have nothing in common but there’s one thing that definitely unites them all and it’s the way the equipment communicates with a computer. Devices of this kind talk to a PC via RS232, RS485, or RS422 serial cable. Remote connection is also possible, though for a massive chunk of people this task is associated with all sorts of trouble and confusion.
Sure enough: it’s not easy to reach your remote serial peripheral from a remote computer unless you have a reliable tool that will do it for you.
Whether you need to access a remote device across LAN, Ethernet, or the Internet, there are two common options available: a hardware serial port redirector and COM redirector software. Which one to choose is up to you. But before you make your choice, let’s explore some advantages and disadvantages of each solution.
FlexiHub: the software tool to redirect serial port over network
General description: FlexiHub is a desktop app that holds a special place among software COM port redirectors available today. The program can easily connect your PC to a remote serial device no matter the distance between them. FlexiHub’s user base is largely made up of folks who need to redirect COM port over Ethernet, WIFI, or the Internet fast and securely. The nice thing about the app is that it protects all communications with advanced traffic encryption, so you don’t have to worry that your sensitive data will be lost or intercepted.