HW Virtual Serial Port

HW Virtual Serial Port Free

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  • Log
  • Settings
  • UDP Search
  • Main Window
  • Virtual serial port log
  • Settings window
  • Virtual port to be created

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Margie Smeer Senior editor

HW Virtual Serial Port is a one-of-a-kind piece of software that allows you to emulate an unrestricted virtual serial port driver meant especially to be read and used by TCP/IP devices. This application is basically a driver that creates and adds a virtual serial port to the system.
You can choose the port name from COM3 to COM200. The emulated serial port will also be capable of redirecting the received data via a TCP/IP network to another hardware device or interface specified by its IP address and port number.

I like its neat interface that makes setting up a virtual serial port a very simple and easy job. There’s nothing complicated about using this tool. It can also be automatically launched at Windows startup and be set to unobtrusively run while being minimized to the system tray area.

Another remarkable advantage provided by this application is that the emulated driver can operate both as a TCP client and as a TCP server, which comes in handy especially to GPRS applications, but not only. I also like about it the fact that its settings will be saved and stored in an INI file, which means that they can be easily transferred to another PC. Furthermore, the launching of the application can be conditioned by the entering of a password, which helps you protect your personal virtual serial port creation settings.

As you can see, this neat application is great for many purposes as it makes it easy to emulate virtual serial ports and redirect their data via TCP/IP connections.

Pros

  • Lightweight and resource-friendly.
  • Neat, easy-to-use interface.
  • Its settings are saved to an INI file.
  • Can be password-protected.

Cons

  • None.

What's new in version 3.1

Single-port and multi-port version:
Single-port version of HW VSP3 is available freely
Multi-port version is available only for HW group products

Runs as a stand-alone application, or as a NT service suitable for servers
Program works with Windows 7Complete support for Windows 7
Supports all 32-bit Windows systems, including Server versions (support for 64-bit versions is coming soon)
Configuration is stored in an INI file for easy backup or transfer to another PC
Automatically connects to a previously opened serial port
Receive buffer cleared when a port is opened
In the service mode, both versions run as a client/server application allowing you to create, reconfigure and remove virtual ports remotely using a client-side part of VSP – useful for multi-port applications
Supports UAC (User Account Control – user switching in Windows XP and Vista)
VSP in TCP server mode uses 0.0.0.0 as a pre-entered IP address
Baudrate emulation - when no flow control is available
 

Publisher's description

HW Virtual Serial Port is a software driver that adds a virtual serial port (e.g. COM5) to the operating system and redirects the data from this port via a TCP/IP network to another hardware interface, which is specified by its IP address and port number.

Latest comments

 
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    ralston 2 years ago
    Pros: The program itself is fine
    Cons: Crapware installed - difficult to remove again

    Once installed the software is difficult to remove and finds ways to reinstall itself. Find the older version or something else.


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