NetBurner Virtual COM Port / Virtual Serial Port

Easily Add Virtual Serial Ports to Your Computer!​

Virtual Serial Port, Virtual COM Port

Enable serial-based applications to communicate over a network connection through a virtual serial port on your PC, eliminating the need for a DB9 interface. Virtual COM Port software is provided free with your NetBurner device purchase.

NetBurner VCOM capabilities allow you to:

  • Connect serial devices to computers without a physical COM port
  • Continue to use legacy serial hardware or software on new computers
  • Connect using Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi through internet or LAN
  • Easily set up and use a virtual COM port
Plug and Play VCOM:

The following products are some of our most popular Serial-to-Ethernet (S2E) devices and are VCOM-ready straight out of the box! The table below is a partial list of features and capabilities. Click on each product link to get more detail. Alternatively, check out our prototype-friendly Development Kits for each platform.

Recommended Virtual Com Port Devices​

More about our Virtual COM Products

Wireless 2 Port Serial to Ethernet Server with Virtual COM Port
The NetBurner Virtual COM Port is most commonly used with our Serial-to-Ethernet Devices, but will work with nearly any NetBurner product, except the MOD5213.

For a full list of Serial to Ethernet (S2E) hardware please check out our Serial to Ethernet product comparison table. Device configuration options for a specific module can be found on each particular device’s product page. Our amazingly versatile Ethernet System-on-Modules also support VCOM but with just a touch more setup than the S2E products. Check out our Ethernet System-on-Modules comparison table for more information. Our NANO54415 is both an S2E and Core Module and is also recommended, above, for VCOM applications.

Our VCOM software includes the Virtual COM driver software and the MTTTY serial terminal application which helps test and debug your virtual serial configurations from your PC. Serial-to-Ethernet devices are pre-programmed with the NetBurner Serial-to-Ethernet Application. For more information on the application click here. Please see the License Terms below for the allowable use of this software.

Our “How to create a virtual COM port” article provides more details on the virtual COM port driver and utilities. It includes a tutorial on set up, a link to the driver, and an example tutorial on how to run legacy COM port-dependent software applications with only a USB port and Ethernet port at your disposal. Read our article about it by clicking below.


Virtual COM Driver License Terms

Permission is hereby granted to purchasers of NetBurner System-on-Modules and serial-to-Ethernet modules (NetBurner Devices) to use this program to create a virtual serial communications port on a Windows computer so long as the sole purpose is to connect to the NetBurner Device. No other rights to use this program or its derivatives in part or in whole are granted.



Writing Your Own Serial Port Processing Function Using Callbacks

Handling serial data streams is our bread and butter. In a majority of cases, NetBurner’s serial device platforms are ready for your Serial-to-Ethernet applications right out-of-the-box; however, in applications that require precision serial data timing, additional processing may be needed. In this article, we’ll show you an implementation of callback functions to handle these scenarios.

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