LAN / WAN Connection Of Instruments with Serial Interface By Using a Terminal Server

Remote control of test and measurement equipment with a serial interface is limited to PC’s located in close proximity determined by the length of a typical serial cable connection (several feet). Usage of terminal server allows connecting through LAN or WAN networks thus controlling the instrument from further away even around the globe. The terminal server interfaces between TCP/IP protocol and the RS232 line. This application describes set-up of a popular terminal server from Black Box® Corporation to remotely and conveniently control the instruments EFA with EFA Scan software and DVRM or DVMD with Realtime Monitor / Stream Explorer software through a LAN or WAN network.