TCP-COM 2.0 offers support for creating Virtual COM ports. The software was originally designed to expose a RS232 serial port on a PC to a TCP/IP port so that RS232 serial data can be sent and received across a TCP/IP network. It has been upgraded with several new features including the ability to create “Virtual COM Ports” that are actually TCP/IP port connections. This means that any software designed to communicate with RS232 ports can now communicate over Ethernet or Internet TCP/IP ports. TCP-Com also now has advanced error recovery features that can automatically detect and repair broken TCP/IP connections. The ability to create virtual COM ports allows TCP-Com to be used for a number of advanced applications that were not possible before.