Device Server Toolkit (DST) Software for Windows (Release 3.9.82)

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Tibbo Device Server Toolkit (DST) for Windows is supplied free of charge with all Device Servers manufactured by Tibbo. The DST runs under all versions of Windows* starting from Windows 98. At the time of writing this includes Windows 98, Me, NT(SP4), 2000, XP, 2003 (server).  

 

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The Device Server Toolkit includes five components:

 

Device Server Manager (DS Manager) is used to locate, setup, manage, monitor, and upgrade Tibbo Device Servers. The DS Manager works with all  TibboDevice Servers, regardless of their model number and internal firmware version. 

 

Virtual Serial Port Driver* (VSPD) powers Virtual Serial Ports (VSPs) that are used to network-enable legacy serial systems. To any Windows application the VSP "looks and feels" just like any standard COM port, while in reality the VSP is transparently routing the data between the application and the serial port of the Device Server.

 

Virtual Serial Port Manager (VSP Manager) is used to add, delete, and setup VSPs. The VSPD and the VSP Manager are different entities (one is a driver, another one- a setup utility). This Manual offers combined description of the two and all VSPD features are explained "through" the VSP Manager and its dialogs. 

 

Port Monitor is a supplementary program that logs the activity of VSPs on your system. Every action of the VSP (port opening, port closing, establishing connection with a particular Device Server, etc.) is recorded by the Port Monitor. This makes the Monitor an indispensable debugging tool that can be used to pinpoint VSP-related problems.

 

Connection Wizard assists you in setting up typical data links involving Tibbo Device Servers and Virtual Serial Ports. Although the description of the Connection Wizard comes last in this Manual this is the program you should probably try out first. Chances are, this will be the only program of the DST you'll ever use!

 

* Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

 

* Also known as "COM redirector".