ReMapPro is an integrated and powerful 32-bit software tool consisting of
the following functional parts:
The COM port is a software program designed to convert serial (RS232) data to
the TCP/IP packets format and TCP/IP packets to serial data. While running
on your PC, the COM port can receive serial data from a COM port of your PC
and then send them out to a TCP/IP network through a TCP/IP socket
connection on your PC. The COM port can also receive serial data from a
TCP/IP network through a TCP/IP socket connection on your PC and send them
to a serial port on your PC.
The COM port makes serial data from your PC available on a TCP/IP network and
makes the TCP/IP data available on serial ports of your PC. This makes it
possible for any other computer on the same network to send and receive
serial data through a remote serial port on the PC where the COM port is
running. You can connect to the remote serial port by connecting to a TCP/IP
port. The COM port can also be used to pass serial data across a corporate
intranet or over the Internet.
You could connect a serial device to a COM port on your PC, run the COM port
and then connect to the device from any other PC on your network through a
TCP/IP socket connection. This would allow you to use Telnet or any other
TCP/IP communications software to read or write to the serial device
directly from any PC located on the same network.
Over TCP/IP-based networks, the COM port can function as a TCP/IP server or
as a TCP/IP client. While running on your PC in the client mode, the COM port
establishes a connection with a remote TCP/IP server and then transmits and
receives serial data to and from that server. While running on your PC in
the server mode, the COM port will establish a connection, and then transmit
and receive serial data to and from a remote client upon the client's
The COM port can be installed on several PCs simultaneously. This allows you
to attach a serial device to one PC, have COM port transmit the data across
your TCP/IP network to a second PC where another instance of the COM port
would make the data available at a serial port. You can run the COM port as a
server on one PC in a network and then run a second copy of it as a client
on another PC connecting back to the first copy. Any data that goes in the
serial port on the server end will go out the serial port on the client PC
and vice versa.
A terminal server is a device that connects a serial instrument to a network
and provides an I/O path to the device through a TCP/IP port. You can
configure the COM port for several ports at a time and associate each serial
port to a different TCP/IP port either as a TCP/IP client or as a server.
The COM port can perform the same function as a terminal server except it
runs on a PC with a network adapter and one or more serial ports.