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.