What it is a virtual serial port?
A virtual serial port is a serial port that Windows thinks is a real serial port, but it is instead
controlled by an application. It can typically be used to emulate hardware, which normally is
connected to a serial port.
Run many GPS applications using one GPS
GpsGate lets you share one GPS between several applications. GpsGate can create
any number of virtual serial ports which most NMEA enabled GPS applications can
connect to. This GPS utility is a must if you want the most out of your GPS.
Using SerialTools you can create a "new" serial port on your computer. This
serial port is completely controlled by your application. Other 3rd party
applications can connect to this serial port and believe it is a normal physical
port. In this way you can emulate all kinds of hardware normally connected to a
serial port, emulate a null modem, and so on.
SerialTools is available for .NET and ActiveX, on all Windows platforms Windows Mobile/Pocket PC,
Windows XP/2k/NT and Windows ME/98. Samples in C#, VB.NET and VisualBasic 6.0 are included.