Serial Port for Remote Desktop is a software for redirecting local serial ports to remote desktop session.
So, any serial device being plugged to a hardware COM port on the local PC is accessible in the remote Windows session as if it was plugged directly to the remote desktop side.
How it works
The software consists of two parts. The Workstation part is to be installed on the local computer where the serial device is physically plugged to local COM port. The Server part goes to the remote side.
Serial Port for Remote Desktop creates a virtual serial port in your remote desktop session. As result the ports can then be used by third-party applications to communicate with legacy serial devices such as serial printers, scanners, card readers. Any third-party application in the remote desktop session can access virtual COM ports, open them and exchange data just like it does on a physical machine.
True emulation of the remote serial port
Virtual COM ports fully emulate behaviour of hardware COM ports, so any serial communications application works with virtual COM port as if it was a hardware COM port.
Serial ports can be configured to be auto-redirected. In such case, every time the user logins to the remote session, these COM ports will connect automatically without requiring manual intervention.
Remote desktop protocols in different environments
Serial Port for Remote Desktop supports different remote desktop protocols including Microsoft RDP, Teradici PCoIP, Citrix ICA. It does not matter what environment is used (Remote Desktop Services, Hyper-V, Microsoft Azure, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Horizon, Amazon Workspaces and others). Any compatible Client software can be used for accessing remote side. And there is no need to change firewall settings.
What about Linux?
If you are looking for the same easy solution for Linux you have already found it. FabulaTech offers you Serial Port for Remote Desktop Linux version. It works perfectly in most distributions of Linux operating system.
Linux version of Serial Port for Remote Desktop includes plugins for FreeRDP, Citrix Workspace app, VMware Horizon, Teradici PCoIP and Amazon WorkSpaces.
Azure Virtual Desktop compatible
Serial Port for Remote Desktop, as well as other FabulaTech solutions, is fully compatible with Azure Virtual Desktop and makes it possible to access local serial devices from applications running in Windows Virtual Desktop.
Double hop session support
You can connect from your workstation to remote Server 1. And then initiate a connection to another Server 2 session from Server 1.The device will be accessible on Server 2 without any additional configurations.
Seamless mode support
Serial Port for Remote Desktop works perfectly in seamless mode. It is easy and convenient feature which allows to connect your local COM port to the remote application running in seamless mode.
OEM License Benefits
Serial Port for Remote Desktop functionality can be easily integrated into your application. So you allow terminal server users to access local COM ports in remote Windows session. Read more…
And Even More…
Zero configuration is required.
Works with any virtual machines.
Mixed 32 and 64-bit environment.
A lot of device-specific improvements have been implemented in Windows version of the program.
Data caching for audio devices has been fine-tuned for smooth playback over poor network connection.
Improvements in session isolation of webcams and printers, speed of mass storage devices and compatibility
with android devices have been made. Minor bugs have been fixed as well.
Issue causing some applications to crash occasionally has been fixed in macOS version.
1 September 2022
After a long testing cycle we are happy to announce stable version of the Sound for Remote Desktop which has been completely rewritten from scratch!
All major remote desktop clients supported. All audio devices supported, including multi-channel microphones, Bluetooth and USB audio devices and much more.
22 August 2022
USB over Network 6.0 has been released for macOS for the first time. This initial release implements support of the Server part of USB over Network program. All USB devices shared on your Mac can be connected to the Windows and Linux powered Clients. Moreover, macOS version of USB over Network is compatible with USB for Remote Desktop protocol. Thus, all your devices become accessible in remote desktop sessions with USB for Remote Desktop Server installed.