Remote Usage: Topaz Serial Pads (-B-R) with an External Serial-USB Converter


Topaz® serial pads can also be used in conjunction with a Citrix- or Terminal Server-rated serial to USB converter. This would allow the Topaz serial pad to ultimately plug into a USB port on the client machine, and a "virtual COM port" created there to be mapped over to the server's COM port.



For example, the Edgeport from Digi is a candidate.  These are not the extent of the possibilities, as other Citrix / Terminal Server compliant serial to USB converters are available on the market as well.



Once in place, the COM port redirection for serial (-B-R) pads would apply.


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