Creating a Port Switcher

Available only in the PRO edition.

With Virtual Serial Port Driver, you can connect several real ports to one virtual for their further automatic switching. By opening the virtual port, a serial application can get access to any joined real port and device attached to it. Several applications can open a virtual port at a time and connect to available devices. The software will automatically detect a free real port and assign it to the corresponding app.

The number of serial apps connected to a virtual port at a time should not exceed the number of real ports added to the port bundle.

To create port switcher, do the following:

  1. Сreate a new port bundle. To do that, click the “Switch” icon on the vertical menu at the left, then click the “Create a port switcher” button:

Сreate a new port bundle

2. Choose the real ports you want to automatically switch between. Add ports to the list by clicking the “+” button, and remove them by clicking the “-” button.

Then choose the name for the new switcher port from a dropdown list:

choose the name

You can enter a custom name for this bundle into the “Description” field for easier identification, and/or enable strict baudrate emulation by ticking the respective checkbox:

checkbox

3. 
Click the “Create” button. Now you can click this port bundle in the Bundle tree to view its settings:

Bundle tree

Note: If you receive an error message when creating a port bundle, you can analyze the information shown in the Activity log.