If you like the idea of using a virtual null-modem connection but are not sure which solution to choose, we advise you to read this article and find out the best solution for you.
Null-modem emulator by com0com
Com0com is an open-source kernel-mode null-modem emulator. It can provide a COM interface for device emulation apps. What does it mean? In practice, it means that a device emulation program connects to one port of a serial port pair while the other port used by the Windows app (that needs to talk to the device).
Virtual Serial Port emulator solution by Eltima
If you are looking for utility with the extra features Virtual COM Port Driver is optimally suited to these needs.
This high-grade tool used to create compatible serial ports connected via virtual null-modem. These virtual COM ports work in pairs, forming a virtual “bridge”. Data sent by one application will be immediately received at another end of the pair by another app.
Virtual Serial Port Driver vs. Null-modem emulator
Here we provide a comparison of major features of Virtual Serial Port Driver and Null-Modem Emulator (com0com) to help make your decision easier. In the table below, you’ll see the benefits of the paid vs. free, open-source software.