Serial Port Mapper allows to map a hardware COM port to any new port name. In other words it allows to rename serial ports or assign aliases to them.
Some serial communications applications work with hard-coded COM port names only (usually COM1 or COM2). Such applications cannot access serial ports with other names. In case when you want a communications application to access another COM ports, Serial Port Mapper solves this issue.
How it works
Serial Port Mapper maps existing physical COM ports to any aliases you need. As soon as the program assigns a new name to the selected physical serial port (for instance a COM1 alias is assigned to existing COM8 serial port), a communications application becomes capable to open necessary physical COM port using a new assigned name.
Serial Port Mapper redirects all the data and signals from the hardware serial port to its alias. So, the COM port which has been unavailable for communications applications now becomes available and suitable for work.
True COM port emulation
The program fully emulates internals of mapped COM ports. Serial applications open the serial port using a new name but the actual work is performed with a specified hardware COM port.
Command line support
Serial Port Mapper can be controlled and configured via command line interface. It allows you to configure the program without using graphical user interface.
Works as system service
Serial Port Mapper makes serial ports aliases accessible at every system start up prior to user's logon. You don't have to adjust anything, everything is ready for work whenever you need it.
There are no serial ports on your computer. To connect a serial device a USB-to-Serial adapter is used which appears in Windows as COM5. Old serial communications application cannot open COM5, since only the names COM1-COM4 are hard-coded.
With the help of Serial Port Mapper you map the physical COM5 to a COM3 alias. Now the communications application can open the physical COM5 port via the COM3 alias.
The solution is available in form of one time OEM license. It means that once purchased it can be integrated into your own project and redistributed without any royalties. Read more…
And Even More…
Allows swapping serial ports.
Unlimited number of serial ports can be mapped.
Virtual serial ports configuration via Windows Device Manager.
Hot serial port mapping, without computer reboot.
User-friendly program interface.
64bit and 32bit compatible.
Compatibility with PnP and WMI technologies.
Works with any virtual machines.
A lot of device-specific improvements have been implemented in Windows version of the program.
Data caching for audio devices has been fine-tuned for smooth playback over poor network connection.
Improvements in session isolation of webcams and printers, speed of mass storage devices and compatibility
with android devices have been made. Minor bugs have been fixed as well.
Issue causing some applications to crash occasionally has been fixed in macOS version.
1 September 2022
After a long testing cycle we are happy to announce stable version of the Sound for Remote Desktop which has been completely rewritten from scratch!
All major remote desktop clients supported. All audio devices supported, including multi-channel microphones, Bluetooth and USB audio devices and much more.
22 August 2022
USB over Network 6.0 has been released for macOS for the first time. This initial release implements support of the Server part of USB over Network program. All USB devices shared on your Mac can be connected to the Windows and Linux powered Clients. Moreover, macOS version of USB over Network is compatible with USB for Remote Desktop protocol. Thus, all your devices become accessible in remote desktop sessions with USB for Remote Desktop Server installed.