You know what virtual drive emulators are, but have you ever heard about a virtual serial ports emulator? If you are a software engineer or a developer looking to create/debug/test applications that use serial ports, then such virtual emulators can come helpful. VSPE(for 32-bit windows) is a free virtual serial ports emulator which is able to create various virtual devices to transmit and receive data. It has more capabilities such as opening the same device more than once for different applications.
According to the developer,
With VSPE you are able to share physical serial port data for several applications, expose serial port to local network (via TCP protocol), create virtual serial port device pairs and so on.
To begin, go to Device and select Create.
Now in the new window, specify the device type. When you select any device, it will show you a little details about what job it does.
When you add the devices, you will see their status and details in the main window.
It’s a simple tool for developers working with serial posts. Setting up devices is both quick and seamless. It is only available for 32-bit windows, the 64-bit version is not free at the moment. Enjoy!