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Virtualize new serial port and redirect traffic to the Ethernet port

Olga Weis Olga Weis

Today we will take a look at case study of Claudio Corniani, Electronic Engineering Manager at PIUSI SPA (Italy), who describes how he benefits from using Serial to Ethernet Connector by Electronic Team, Inc.

industry: Mechanical Engineering – Fluids-Solutions

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PIUSI was established in 1953 in Suzzara, in the province of Mantua (Italy). They started as a mechanical engineering workshop serving the agricultural industry. The company soon made a name for itself as a manufacturer of strong and easy-to-use products suitable for a range of “different uses” (Italian: “piu’-usi”). The beating heart of PIUSI has always been its workers and just as this hard and generous land produced the company, so PIUSI provides stability and wealth for the area known as the thriving economic center of Italy, with a deep-rooted presence in Suzzara. Today PIUSI spa is a major player in over 120 different countries, with a broad range of intelligent, professional and easy-to-use solutions for transferring and measuring fuels, lubricants and liquids.

Alex Taylor: What challenges made you search for this kind of software?

Claudio Corniani: Our challenge has been to provide our customer with a new mode of communication (Ethernet) in addition to the existing bus RS485 without modification of the existing software application already installed at our customer. The final goal is to provide our customers with a new type of products and services based on Ethernet Port.

Alex Taylor: How did get to know about Serial to Ethernet Connector by Electronic Team, Inc.?

Claudio Corniani: We have found your product searching on the web.

Alex Taylor: Did you try other products for the same task before choosing Electronic Team, Inc. solution? Why did you prefer our product?

Claudio Corniani: Yes, we tried, but preferred your product because of greater integration of virtualization of the serial ports, like physical devices.

Alex Taylor: Please, describe how you are using our product now.

Claudio Corniani: We have developed a new hardware board, highly dedicated to our products, which can act as a bridge between the previous type of connection (communication bus) and new Ethernet port. Your service undertakes to virtualize a new serial port and redirect the communication traffic to the Ethernet port, without other modification on our original software application. In this way our customer can continue using our software with a new hardware interface communication. User graphical interface of a Virtual Com Port has been highly customized to our product to simplify the configuration for our customer.

Alex Taylor: How did you benefit from using Serial to Ethernet Connector?

Claudio Corniani: The simplicity of integration and OEM license, have permitted us to produce a high quality and impact device software, featuring more our new product.

Alex Taylor: Was there anything you didn’t like or would like to change in our software? Would you like to offer new features to be added?

Claudio Corniani: All accesses to the sec.dll are through tag commands. To simplify, I implement specific commands with specific answers.