virtual serial port

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virtual serial port

The simulation of a serial port in software in order to allow USB, Ethernet or some other input/output port to take its place. Virtual serial ports are necessary to enable an application that was written for the serial port to run on a computer that does not have that interface. See serial port.
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A COM Port Redirector is a specialized extension for the Windows[R] operating system that uses the corporate network to communicate with the modem pool, making modems appear to be locally attached to the PC.
Version 4 contains a number of enhancements for Windows users including a dynamic linked library (DLL) for modem clients, a second generation COM port redirector, background queuing of outbound calls, inbound call support, and modem status display lights.