VxComm (Virtual COM) Driver / Utility

VxComm

VxComm (Virtual COM) Driver / Utility

Features

"VxComm" stands for "Virtual Communications Ports". The VxComm Driver creates COM ports and maps them to the Ethernet ports of the ICP DAS Serial to Ethernet Gateways. The user's RS-232 client programs need only to change to the different COM port to get the access of serial devices that are allocated in the Internet or Ethernet network via the ICP DAS Serial to Ethernet Gateways.

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Search Servers
VxComm Utility can search the 7188E/PDS on local network (via UDP protocol).
Note: The firmware of 7188E/PDS should be v3.2.30[2/20/2008] or later.

Server Configuration in UDP
The TCP/IP function of 7188E/PDS may not work when its network settings are not correct. If so, user still can use the ¡§Configure Server (UDP)¡¨ function of VxComm Utility to modify the network settings of 7188E/PDS on local network instead of using RS-232 for configuration.
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Ping Server
The VxComm Utility can ping the 7188E/PDS by calling ping.exe that built-in Windows. The 7188E/PDS should be no network setting problem if it response to ping successfully. This function can also be used to test if the IP is already occupied by another device.
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Compatible with Windows XP SP2 Built-In Firewall
The VxComm Driver 2K setup program will add VxComm Utility to the exception list of firewall that built-in Windows XP SP2. It enables the Search Server function to work correctly under Windows XP SP2 firewall.

Batch Adding Servers by IP Range
User can assign a range of IP addresses to different I-7188E/PDS Servers in the VxComm Utility. The virtual COM ports mapping can also be created when adding servers. The function can connect to the I-7188E/PDS and get server name automatically. The Add Single Server function in the old utility is replaced by the new Batch Add Servers function in the new utility.
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Users can set the PC side Server-Options in the Advanced Options page. Settings include Connection-Broken Time, Keep-Alive Time, Connect Timeout, Command Port (TCP) and Virtual I/O Port (TCP).
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Import/Export Configuration File

Settings in the VxComm Utility can be exported and saved in a configuration file, and can be imported to other computers later. The configuration file format in the new utility is changed to XML. With XML editor, users can modify the configuration more easily before importing.

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Note: Free download Microsoft XML Notepad 2007

ICP DAS USA provides a configuration DLL for user's program to import configuration from files in a single function call. This enables users' system to support dynamic mappings between virtual COM ports and 7188E/PDS servers.

Device Information Display and Setting
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Multiple COM or TCP Test-Window
User can open multiple COM or TCP test-window, that provided by the new VxComm Utility, for basic communication test. The testing window supports sending/receiving data in text or hex mode.
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Specifications

Download

VXComm Driver

Files

Size

Ver.

Update

VxComm Driver 98 2.8 MB 1.02 Oct-17-2002

VxComm Driver for Windows 95/98/ME.

  • Serial/COM port interface.
  • Supports I-7188E/8000E series controllers.

Note: 
MSIE301.EXE is MS Internet Explorer v3.01, 
HHUpd132.EXE is MS HTML Help Upgrade v1.32. 
For more information, please refer to the readme.txt file.

VxComm Driver W7 1.2 MB 2.11.04 May-12-2011

Virtual COM Driver for 32-bit Windows NT4/2K/XP/2003/2008/Vista/7 and
                                        64-bit Windows XP/2003/2008/Vista/7.

  • Includes kernel driver to provide serial/COM port interface.
  • Supports PDS/DS/tDS/7188E/8000E series controllers
  • Supports Windows XP Embedded system (Like XP-8000)
  • Provides VxComm Utility for virtual COM port mappings.
  • Built-in COM/TCP terminal program.
User's Manual

1.77 MB

1.01

Aug-28-2008

User's Manual for VxComm Driver NT/2K/XP/2003/Vista32 (32-bit).

This manual Includes the following topics:

  • Adding / removing a 7188E/8000E server
  • Configuring the VxComm Driver.
  • Configuring the virtual COM port mappings.
  • Diagnostics & Trouble Shooting.
  • FAQ
 
Linux VxComm Driver

Files

Size

Ver.

Update

Linux VxComm Driver 255 KB 0.0.0 Jun-25-2011

VxComm Driver for Linux Kerne 2.6.25 or above

  • Serial/COM port interface.
  • Supports I-7188E/PDS series controllers.
Linux User Manual

41 KB

1.0

Jun-25-2011

User's Manual for Linux VxComm Driver

This manual Includes the following topics:

  • Adding/removing a 7188E/PDS server
  • Configuring and Installing the Linux VxComm Driver.
  • Configuring the virtual COM port mapping/removing.
 
Utility

Files

Size

Ver.

Update

MiniOS7 Utility

4.1 MB

1.0.05

Jun-16-2004

The MiniOS7 is the utility to download firmware, update MiniOS7, and configure the Ethernet/Internet and COM port settings of the 7188E/8000E. It provides the most intuitive and friendly interface for you to interact with MiniOS7(on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP). (See more)

7188 Utility

0.3 MB

 

Jun-17-2004

The MiniOS7 and firmware download utility (DOS version) provides more features/commands to interact with MiniOS7. The 7188x.exe program is designed for DOS while the 7188xw.exe program is for Win32 console mode. (See more)


 
PDS-8x1 Firmware & OS Image

Files

Size

Ver.

Update

VxComm Server

0.2 MB

3.2.30

Apr-1-2009

Firmware for PDS-8x1 series controllers.

To use the virtual COM ports, you should install the VxComm Driver on PC and run the VxComm Server on PDS-8x1, so VxComm Driver can then connect to the PDS-8x1 and provides the COM port service.

When accessing PDS-8x1 via TCP/IP sockets or programs directly, please refer to the following document.
MiniOS7 OS Image

0.4 MB

 

Jan-7-2009

This is the MiniOS7 OS image file for the PDS-8x1 series controllers.

MiniOS7 has the following advantages:
  • Developed for PDS-8x1 series controllers
  • Fast booting (about 1 second)
  • Can be updated via serial port
  • Controls PDS-8x1 hardware directly
  • Supports Flash memory and controller diagnosis
 
PDS-842/PDS-882 Firmware

Files

Size

Ver.

Update

VxComm Server

439 KB

1.0

Jan-20-2010

Firmware for PDS-8x2 series controllers.

To use the virtual COM ports, you should install the VxComm Driver on PC and run the VxComm Server on PDS-8x2, so VxComm Driver can then connect to the PDS-8x2 and provides the COM port service.

When accessing PDS-8x2 via TCP/IP sockets or programs directly, please refer to the following document.
PDS-8x2 OS Image

64 MB

1.1

March-22-2011

PDS-8x2 OS Image
 
PDS-700/DS-700 Firmware & OS Image

Files

Size

Ver.

Update

VxComm Server

0.1MB

3.2.32

Jul-14-2010

Firmware for PDS-700/DS-700 series controllers.

To use the virtual COM ports, you should install the VxComm Driver on PC and run the VxComm Server on PDS-700/DS-700, so VxComm Driver can then connect to the PDS-700/DS-700 and provides the COM port service.

When accessing PDS-700/DS-700 via TCP/IP sockets or programs directly, please refer to the following document.
MiniOS7 OS Image

0.1MB

 

Apr-19-2010

This is the MiniOS7 OS image file for the PDS-700/DS-700 series controllers.

MiniOS7 has the following advantages:

  • Developed for PDS-700/DS-700 series controllers
  • Fast booting (about 1 second)
  • Can be updated via serial port
  • Controls PDS-700/DS-700 hardware directly
  • Supports Flash memory and controller diagnosis
 
7188E Firmware & OS Image

Files

Size

Ver.

Update

VxComm Server

0.1 MB

3.2.32

May-26-2010

Firmware for 7188E series controllers.

To use the virtual COM ports, you should install the VxComm Driver on PC and run the VxComm Server on 7188En, so VxComm Driver can then connect to the 7188En and provides the COM port service.

When accessing I-7188EN via TCP/IP sockets or programs directly, please refer to the following document.

MiniOS7 OS Image

0.1 MB

 

Aug-21-2009

This is the MiniOS7 OS image file for the 7188E series controllers.

MiniOS7 has the following advantages:

  • Developed for I-7188 series controller
  • Fast booting (about 1 second)
  • Can be updated via serial port
  • Controls I-7188E hardware directly
  • Supports Flash memory and controller diagnosis
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