Opengear has upgraded its virtual serial port software through a new partnership with Eltima Software. Customers can benefit from evolution with Eltima’s virtualised serial port software. This delivers the ability to open remote serial ports and communicate with connected devices. The serial device server solutions offer security and connectivity features, enabling a range of virtual serial applications. This include securely connecting building management, security and industrial control systems and associated management software, the provision of virtualised servers with access to telemetry and communications systems, and bridging retail point-of-sale equipment and check-in systems over local wired or wireless networks. The upgrade will deliver an improved user interface, and increased capabilities. Users can create any number of virtual RS232, RS422 or RS485 COM ports, complete real ports settings emulation, and manage all signal lines.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.