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    RS232 emulator for USB

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    by ozi eagle ·

    Hi,

    My problem is that I’ve got an USB device that needs to talk to an application that only will talk to a serial (RS232) device.
    Is there any software out there that will fool an applicayion into thinking that an USB port is a serial port?

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    • #3351037

      Reply To: RS232 emulator for USB

      by thechas ·

      In reply to RS232 emulator for USB

      Not with “just” software.

      The USB and Rs-232 protocols are different enough to require an interface converter.

      The good news is that Black Box does offer 1.

      “USB Director RS-232 (Single-Port)
      Here?s a handy way to turn your USB port into a high-speed serial port.”

      The bad news is that the way their web page is structured, I cannot provide a direct link.

      http://www.blackbox.com/

      From the main page, select products and follow along from there.

      I am sure that there are other sources that would sell an interface converter for less.

      Chas

      • #3350952

        Reply To: RS232 emulator for USB

        by ozi eagle ·

        In reply to Reply To: RS232 emulator for USB

        HiChas,
        Thanks for your answer.
        I am aware of devices that plug into an USB port and then look like an RS232 port for a serial device.

        My problem is that I have an application that will only accept a serial device, whilst I have an USB device, that I want to use with this application, hence the need for software to make the application think it is talking to a serial devic.e

    • #3350430

      Reply To: RS232 emulator for USB

      by wlbowers ·

      In reply to RS232 emulator for USB

      Before you just hack an answer you should look into the suggestion a little.

      The device that was suggested is a usb to serial device.

      To all hardware and software the dang thing is A SERIAL PORT.

      You don’t have to fool anything. You don’t have to guess. It looks like, acts like, smells like, a serial port.

      I have them in use where customers have upgraded the computer and refuse to upgrade the out devices.

      Lee

      • #3331017

        Reply To: RS232 emulator for USB

        by ozi eagle ·

        In reply to Reply To: RS232 emulator for USB

        Unfortunately the software with USB -Serial converter only kicks in when the dongle is inserted in a USB port, giving a serial connector. Plugging a USB device in does not activate the software.

    • #3331016

      Reply To: RS232 emulator for USB

      by ozi eagle ·

      In reply to RS232 emulator for USB

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