“virtual” com-port

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    Hi there,

    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.

    cheers,
    Michael

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    Hi,

    If its only one serial device you could use someting like this:

    http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Utilities/Music_Utilities/Network_Serial_Port_Kit.html

    There are also hardware solutions that allow to send serial coms over IP, you would then allow all users on the termianl server to accress the port,

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    hey great,

    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.

    cheers,
    Michael

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    Basically the port maps through in the ICA session so you would have to connect the unit and pass the command from within the session. I would go with a hardware device as it will be more reliable,

    Cheers,
    -TT

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