What is in ReMapPro
ReMapPro is an integrated and powerful 32-bit software tool consisting of the following functional parts:
Comport is a software program designed to convert serial (RS232) data to the TCP/IP packets format and TCP/IP packets to serial data. While running on your PC, Comport can receive serial data from a COM port of your PC and then send them out to a TCP/IP network through a TCP/IP socket connection on your PC. Comport can also receive serial data from a TCP/IP network through a TCP/IP socket connection on your PC and send them to a serial port on your PC.
While you are using Comport, you can:
- Specify, save and load COM-port settings and associated TCP/IP port settings (i.e. configure COM-TCP/IP connection channels)
- Start Comport as a TCP/IP client (with one-to-one mapping of COM and IP ports)
- Start Comport as a TCP/IP server (with one-to-one mapping of IP and COM ports)
- Start multiple Comport sessions with different connection channels settings
- Start Comport as a TCP/IP server with multiple COM ports on a single IP port (so that multiple modems could be used on the same IP port with auto-switching from one modem to the next)
- Control running Comport sessions (start/stop/pause/resume connection channels, view connection channels statistics, monitor data logging for a specified serial port).
Also with Comport, you can create "virtual COM ports" and use "the virtual serial ports pool" in your system. A virtual serial port (VSP) appears to application software as a "standard" MS Window's communications port (virtually identical to an RS-232 port). Data may be written to VSP by applications, and data may be read from VSP as though it were a standard COM port. The VSP pool can be used to supply any software application with COM ports (e.g., this is vitally necessary on some modern notebooks that do not have physical COM ports at all). This feature is available after installation of the VSP driver included in the package. With the VSP driver installed, you can configure Comport to map TCP/IP Ports onto virtual serial ports as well as to physical COM ports. This allows MS Windows applications to generate or consume data to and from VSP as though the data were being processed by physical hardware.
You can use the virtual COM port driver on multi-processor and Hyper-Threading machines too.
With DuplexDr, you can create a pair of virtual serial ports (VSP pair) "virtually connected to each other" in your system. A virtual serial port appears to application software as a "standard" MS Window's communications port (virtually identical to an RS-232 port). Data may be written to VSP by applications, and data may be read from VSP as though it were a standard COM port. Entering VSP pairs, you can create and use "a VSP pairs pool". The pool of VSP pairs can be used to supply any MS Windows application with serial ports as though they were standard serial ports and physically connected in pairs. This feature is available after installation of the corresponding driver included in the package. This allows MS Windows applications to generate or consume data to and from VSP as though the data were being processed by physical hardware.
DuplexDr can be used for sending and receiving data between two separate MS Windows applications running on your PC, thus connecting one application to another by using a VSP pair (for example, Comport and HyperTerminal). Also, you can use the tracing utility, XVCTRC, to document the virtual serial port traffic between your software applications that communicate with such a VSP pair channel (e.g., for application development testing).
Comserv is a software program that designed to be used as a standard MS Windows NT service. Comserv's functionality and settings are just the same as of Comport. Additionally, you can control the behavior of Comserv as the NT service.
The configuration utility, ComSetup, allows you to make communication settings relating to the networking aspects of ReMapPro that operate with the TCP/IP transport interface.