Multiple Serial Ports

March 24, 2011 at 08:51:57
Specs: Windows XP
I need to program some very old tills which only have a serial port (9 pin) input.
To do this we have always used old software running on an ancient laptop - this only allows me to program one at a time.
As I have over 100 to do and the program has to be changed weekly for the next 20 weeks I'm wondering if there is any easy way of doing this in multiples (e.g. 10 at once from one serial port with some form of 'splitter'.

Any ideas welcome!!!

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March 24, 2011 at 12:17:20
Depends if the software supports multiple connections. If it does you can get an old fashion Digiboard.

Otherwise it might be time to think about updating your system.

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March 25, 2011 at 05:46:18
Thanks for your response - I'll look into these today.

In the meantime...
I'd love to update the system but sadly the only way these tills will take a program is via the serial port and we've got in excess of 100 of them. At about £500 for a new system I'm hoping to find a cheaper solution!!!

Any idea if I could use a bluetooth-serial port connector on the till and send to multiple tills this way?


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