with our Windows fat clients we had shortcuts for opening our cash drawer. It was connected via com-port on one PC and could only be operated from this client.
Now with the thin clients we want to do this from every client in the IP-range. So the cash drawer is still connected to one client but all the other clients should map the com-port and run a little program to operate the com-port. So everybody can open the drawer.
Is that possible? Maybe with some additional hardware like an “ethernet com-port” or sth. like that. Some kind of hardware that can be integrated into a network and has a serial port onboard.
The hardware version would be more useful but I think much more expensive.
How can I connect to the serial port of one 1125se through the software? Is there a special command to send data to it? In Windows we used a program on one client to send an impulse to the com port of that client. That worked pretty good … for one PC.