Serial ToolKit X 1.0 is now available from
Deep Sky Technologies Inc.. The serial port management plug-in is now available for use in the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS environment.
Serial ToolKit X contains commands to manage local serial ports, including open connections, closing connections, port configuration, send and receiving data, and retrieving serial port parameter and configuration information, said Steven Willis, president of Deep Sky Technologies. According to
, with Serial ToolKit X you can get a list of available serial ports (including additional serial ports added by PCI or Nubus cards, USB adapters and PCMCIA cards); open and configure a serial port (speed, parity, handshake, etc.); change the serial port buffer size; and send and receive information.
A Standard Developer License for one year includes 50 deployments and costs US$99; one with unlimited deployments is $149. A one-year license renewal is $49. More info is available at
the Serial ToolKit X Web site.