Does anyone know of a way to simultaneously run 2 pieces of software that access the same COM port?
For multiple reasons, we'd like to use AxTime while we use another program, called Tlink Utility. The Tlink Utility is a program made by Race America for monitoring and troubleshooting their hardware. Currently we cannot do this because if you have one or the other running, when you open the second software it cannot connect to the COM port because it's already in use. Therefore the second program fails to load. Does anyone know of a way around this?
Reason we'd like both open at the same time: We've been doing some troubleshooting lately and the Utility software is great for that. It displays live signal strength and battery status of each individual Tlink. Even when we aren't troubleshooting, we use this program every morning when we first setup our hardware to ensure everything is working correctly. We have AxTime open for registration, then have to shut it down completely, open the Utility, test the hardware, then close it and restart AxTime (including opening all our browser tabs again and set them up across multiple monitors). I know it sounds like not a big problem, but takes some time to do all this and the Registration guy and Timing guy have to be coordinated. It's also not easy for a novice to figure out if we have someone new helping out. It would be SO much easier and better if we could just run them in parallel.
Does anyone know of a way to do this? Having both software programs listening on the same COM port? AFAIK the utility doesn't talk, it just listens.