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SerialGhost

Clever serial logging

The SerialGhost is a compact RS-232 and serial bus logger packed with features, such as time-stamping, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi. It has a huge memory capacity of 8 GB, and may be accessed as a USB Flash drive. The SerialGhost Wi-Fi contains an embedded Wireless LAN module, enabling it to connect to a Wi-Fi Access Point, send E-mail reports. There is a variety of 8 different versions, covering any serial logging application at a very competitive price!
Serial RS-232 logger - SerialGhost
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Features

Applications

  • Data recording from peripherals such as printers, terminals, keyboards, mice, card readers
  • Reverse-engineering of data exchange protocols
  • Backups of sensitive data from devices like Points-of-Sale, barcode scanners, card readers
  • Data logging from sensors: temperature, pressure, voltage etc.
SerialGhost  - external power supply

Prices and versions

Version Features
SerialGhost
DB-9


SerialGhost DB-9
  • 8 gigabytes internal memory
  • USB Flash Drive mode
  • Time and date stamping
  • Built-in battery (for real-time clock)
SerialGhost
Pro DB-9


SerialGhost Pro DB-9
  • 8 gigabytes internal memory
  • USB Flash Drive mode
  • Time and date stamping
  • Built-in battery (for real-time clock)
  • Virtual COM mode
SerialGhost
Wi-Fi DB-9


SerialGhost W-Fi DB-9

Wireless LAN
  • 8 gigabytes internal memory
  • USB Flash Drive mode
  • Time and date stamping
  • Built-in battery (for real-time clock)
  • Wi-Fi interface with TCP/IP access
  • E-mail reporting
  • WEP, WPA, WPA-2 security
SerialGhost
Pro Wi-Fi DB-9


SerialGhost Pro Wi-Fi DB-9

Wireless LAN
  • 8 gigabytes internal memory
  • USB Flash Drive mode
  • Time and date stamping
  • Built-in battery (for real-time clock)
  • Wi-Fi interface with TCP/IP access
  • E-mail reporting
  • WEP, WPA, WPA-2 security
  • Virtual COM mode
SerialGhost
Premium


SerialGhost Premium

Ethernet
  • 8 gigabytes internal memory
  • USB Flash Drive mode
  • Time and date stamping
  • Built-in battery (for real-time clock)
  • Ethernet link (RJ-45)
  • Ethernet interface with TCP/IP access
  • E-mail reporting
  • Virtual COM mode
SerialGhost
Wi-Fi Premium


SerialGhost Wi-Fi Premium

Ethernet

Wireless LAN
  • 8 gigabytes internal memory
  • USB Flash Drive mode
  • Time and date stamping
  • Built-in battery (for real-time clock)
  • Ethernet link (RJ-45)
  • Ethernet and Wi-Fi interface with TCP/IP access
  • E-mail reporting
  • WEP, WPA, WPA-2 security
  • Virtual COM mode
SerialGhost
Module


SerialGhost Module
  • 8 gigabytes internal memory
  • USB Flash Drive mode
  • Time and date stamping
  • Built-in battery (for real-time clock)
SerialGhost
Pro Module


SerialGhost Pro Module
  • 8 gigabytes internal memory
  • USB Flash Drive mode
  • Time and date stamping
  • Built-in battery (for real-time clock)
  • Virtual COM mode

Note: this product has become obsolete and is no longer in sales.
It has been replaced by the AirDrive Serial Logger and SerialGhost.
Please contact us in case of questions.


SerialGhost - Clever serial logging

SerialGhost - recording data

How does it work?

The SerialGhost is a compact asynchronous serial logger, capable of recording RS-232 data streams from devices like printers, terminals, keyboards, mice, barcode scanners etc. Simply connect the SerialGhost in-line on a serial bus, using the DB-9 connectors. If a USB port is available, you can power the device from USB. Otherwise, use the supplied cable and connect an external 5V power source (such as a smart-phone charger). The SerialGhost will immediately start logging all data available on the bus, both upstream and downstream (RX and TX). No software or drivers are required.

SerialGhost - USB Flash Drive mode To view the recorded data, the SerialGhost may be switched to Flash Drive mode. Use the supplied USB key to connect the device to a USB port. A removable Flash drive will pop-up, containing a file with logged data. The log file will be interleaved with time and date-stamps. The Flash drive may also be used to configure the device, such as baudrate, parity bits, start/stop bits, etc.

The SerialGhost Pro, SerialGhost Pro Module, SerialGhost Pro Wi-Fi, and SerialGhost Premium all feature a USB Virtual COM interface, meaning they can be accessed by any PC-side software application.

The SerialGhost Wi-Fi also incorporates a built-in WLAN transceiver and TCP/IP stack, meaning it can connect to the Internet through a Wi-Fi Access Point. To do that, you must provide it some basic data, such as the Network ID and password (just like any WLAN device). Once connected to an Access Point, the logger will start sending E-mail reports with captured serial data to any recipient E-mail address you supply.

SerialGhost - E-mail reporting The SerialGhost Premium and SerialGhost Wi-Fi also feature a TCP/IP interface, for on-demand access at any time. You can remotely download recorded data from the logger, using special software delivered with the device.

The control software can communicate with multiple serial loggers, allowing to create entire networks of wireless loggers. This solution is particularly recommended for monitoring networks of sensors or peripheral devices.
SerialGhost - multiple devices in network

Which version do I need?

If you just need to efficiently monitor a serial (RS-232) peripheral device, the standard SerialGhost is the proper choice (SerialGhost Module for embedded applications). The SerialGhost Pro, SerialGhost Pro Module, SerialGhost Pro Wi-Fi, and SerialGhost Premium all feature a USB Virtual COM interface, meaning they can be accessed by any PC-side software application. If you want all these features, and additionally remotely access the device over Ethernet or Wi-Fi, choose the SerialGhost Premium or SerialGhost (Pro) Wi-Fi.

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SerialGhost DB-9