The main utility, the Comport, is included in the ReMapPro package makes
serial (RS232) data from your PC available on TCP/IP-based networks and
makes TCP/IP data available on serial ports on your PC. This makes it
possible for any other computer on the same network to send and receive
serial data through a remote serial port on the PC where the Comport is
running. You can connect to the remote serial port by connecting to a TCP/IP
port. The Comport can also be used to pass the serial data across a
corporate intranet or over the Internet. The Comport allows multiple
sessions to run simultaneously but each with a different serial port.
The Comport supports full two-way I/O for full control of serial instruments
(i.e. any instrument that you can plug into the serial port (RS232, RS422 or
RS485) of your PC). Typical devices include most serial devices like gauges,
scales and balances, sensors, micrometers, calipers, bar code scanners,
densitometers, laboratory instruments, electronic balance or electronic
measuring instrument, RF equipment, communication systems, etc...