IPCOMServer is a cheap and easy solution to control RS-232 devices without the use of expensive router products like a Cisco 2511 Terminal server. The IPCOMServer acts as a Telnet server, connecting the user directly to a chosen COM port. IPCOMServer can be connected to by either using a Telnet program or a custom written Telnet Client. A Telnet program will provide the user with a text interface to interrogate the attached RS-232 device. The reason why IPCOMServer was developed was to enable a user to control custom built electronic equipment, or to access remote control test equipment like, TTC Fireberd 4000 or Protocol Analyzers etc.
IPCOMServer acts as a virtual connection between a TCP/IP port or socket and a personal computers Serial/COM port. When a Telnet program or client connects to IPCOMServer, it will be connected directly to the serial port specified in the Setup of IPCOMServer. Strings of data or commands that are generated at the Client will be transported across the TCP/IP network to the Host. At the host the incoming commands are relayed to the serial port. The device attached to the host will react on the commands by sending replies back to the host, which are then relayed back the client. The replies can be used to display either text form or to update a graphical user interface (GUI). See the application notes for more information.
» version 3.0 - posted on 2002-01-25
Set IPCOMServer in client or server mode... Static connections from serial to network devices.
EULA - End User License Agreement
In the past IPCOMServer was brought to you by ioX Solutions as Freeware. Since the recent closure of ioX Solutions, the source for IPCOMServer was taken over by TIGME.COM for further development.
To continue using this product you will have to register your copy of the product at the TIGME.COM website. The shareware version of this product will terminate any telnet sessions after 360 minutes of use and exit the program.
The commercial version entitles the user to install the software on one machine. You may execute as many instances of the software on one machine as you wish. Should you require the need to use IPCOMServer on more than one machine you must purchase an additional license for every extra host machine on your network. Every additional license still permit you to run multiple sessions of the software on one machine. Multiple sessions are used when more than one communications port must be accessed at the same time on one machine.
TIGME.COM will not accept any responsibility for damage to any of the end users hardware like modems attached to a telephone wire while there is lightning strikes, to name but an example.