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Serial Splitter utility programs. (was Re: Help Needed with Skimmer/Telnet)

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  • Dave Baxter
    Hi... Have you tried GPS Gate from Franson? (Google is your friend!) It s not just GPS s that it can split between multiple app s, and not just on the same
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 11, 2008
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      Hi...

      Have you tried "GPS Gate" from Franson? (Google is your friend!) It's
      not just GPS's that it can split between multiple app's, and not just on
      the same PC either, it'll pass serial info over a LAN if needed.

      It's not free, but it's "Hugely" less expensive than anything from
      Eltima.

      Trouble is, this sort of task, is often seen as "specialist industrial"
      by software makers, hence the costs invoved.

      I am told, that for a time served "C" programmer who knows the Windows
      API well, it's not that dificult to make a virtual com port. But, if
      it was that easy, the place would be awash with the things. The
      closest is the N8VB multiple virtual null modem driver. With that, you
      can make many virtual null modems, that in turn you can use to hook
      applications together, even crossing the Windows 16/32 bit boundry.
      (Very usefull for us ham types!)

      If you have any programming experence, VB, C, Delphi etc, you can then
      make whatever serial protocol splitter/combiners you need. But, again,
      it's not a trivial task, and can take quite a bit of planning to
      implement successfully on your own system, let alone explaining it to
      someone else...

      With that thought...

      73.

      Dave G0WBX.
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    • Barry GM3YEH
      Thanks for this Dave. I did try one of the GPS applications but it seemed to have very slow poll and update rate - so not much use for the frenzy of a
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 11, 2008
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        Thanks for this Dave. I did try one of the GPS applications but it
        seemed to have very slow poll and update rate - so not much use for
        the frenzy of a contest! The one I tried was unstable as well si I
        abandoned it.
        73 de Barry GM3YEH.

        --- In dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Baxter" <dave@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hi...
        >
        > Have you tried "GPS Gate" from Franson? (Google is your friend!)
        It's
        > not just GPS's that it can split between multiple app's, and not
        just on
        > the same PC either, it'll pass serial info over a LAN if needed.
        >
        > It's not free, but it's "Hugely" less expensive than anything from
        > Eltima.
        >
        > Trouble is, this sort of task, is often seen as "specialist
        industrial"
        > by software makers, hence the costs invoved.
        >
        > I am told, that for a time served "C" programmer who knows the
        Windows
        > API well, it's not that dificult to make a virtual com port. But,
        if
        > it was that easy, the place would be awash with the things. The
        > closest is the N8VB multiple virtual null modem driver. With that,
        you
        > can make many virtual null modems, that in turn you can use to hook
        > applications together, even crossing the Windows 16/32 bit boundry.
        > (Very usefull for us ham types!)
        >
        > If you have any programming experence, VB, C, Delphi etc, you can
        then
        > make whatever serial protocol splitter/combiners you need. But,
        again,
        > it's not a trivial task, and can take quite a bit of planning to
        > implement successfully on your own system, let alone explaining it
        to
        > someone else...
        >
        > With that thought...
        >
        > 73.
        >
        > Dave G0WBX.
        > This mail has been scanned by Palmer Cook Computer Services
        Limited. www.palmercook.co.uk
        >
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