Virtual Serial Port Control is a powerful software developer kit (SDK) which makes it possible to create virtual serial ports and fully control them. It is extremely useful when creating serial device emulators or when necessary to add new logic to existing legacy serial communications application.
Virtual serial ports appear in operating system as usual hardware COM ports, so serial communications applications operate with them as if they were real hardware serial ports.
From the other side, your program using developer API gets all the data written to the virtual serial port by communications application. Then your application may respond with your own data which will be read by the communications application from the virtual serial port the same way like it read from a physical port.
Virtual Serial Port API is presented in the following forms:
Dynamic Link Library
The SDK comes with complete documentation, source code examples and components for integration into third-party installers.
Events driven architecture
The event driven architecture is a soft snap. You don't have to check ports periodically in order to find whether signals has been changed or new data is available for reading from the virtual serial port. Just define the needed routine in your code that will be triggered automatically by the appropriate event and that will process the data.
At the same time the Virtual Serial Port Control immediately notifies your application about any actions done to the serial port by the communications application (port opening/closing, setting DTR/RTS handshake, baudrate settings, XON/XOFF settings, etc.).
Complete control of serial ports
The API provides a developer with full control over virtual serial port. The API in conjunction with virtual serial port can do as much as physical serial device in conjunction with a real serial port. The solution communicates with a virtual serial port in the same way as a serial device communicates with a physical serial port.
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.
And Even More…
Virtual serial ports look and work like real hardware ports.
Serial data bitrate (transmission speed) emulation.
Unlimited number of virtual COM port pairs can be created.
Overlapped virtual COM ports support (virtual serial ports can have the same names as existing physical COM ports).
Powerful and intuitive interface to make serial port communications easy.
Mixed 32 and 64-bit environment.
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.