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Java + multiport serial card

Java + multiport serial card

Java + multiport serial card

We have a small visual basic application to collect data from controlers.
PC has Windows XP Professional and has a multiport RS232 card.  
We have to replace the old application and we will develop the new one using Java.
We understand that Java does not use Win32 Serial API.
Has one of you any experience with Java and multiport RS232 card?
We have reviewed data sheets of some multiport cards and we have not found reference to JAVA, they only mention C, C++, VB, or .NET

RE: Java + multiport serial card

You will probably have to write it in C and use a Java/C interface to talk to it.

RE: Java + multiport serial card

Thanks for your answer
When you say "will probably have write it in C", means that it is not possible to do it with Java?

RE: Java + multiport serial card

I have reviewed that Web page and I found that implementations of the API are currently available for Solaris SPARC, Solaris x86, and Linux x86.      
Actually I know that Java manage the serial port with its own API.  But, does the Java communications API will recognise a multiport serial card?
I need to import multiport serial card, so it is no easy to prove and give back it if result will be unsuccessful.  
I have to use Java, for standard reason. Only if I show evidence that its unreliable to choose Java for this project we could move to VB.

RE: Java + multiport serial card

If you want to use it on Windows there is another library RxTx (http://www.rxtx.org/) that could be used alone or with JavaComm.

RE: Java + multiport serial card

Thank you for your advise.
I will try it

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