PHP serial extension
This is a loadable extension for PHP running on Windows implementing
serial port handling and communications. Once installed in PHP environment you can programm
PHP applications to control serial device hosted on server from remote location; these devices
can be anything from video switcher, cameras pan/tilt, ham radios, media players, home automation
boxes, GSM modems/terminals (send/receive SMS), only your imagination and needs are the limits.
Platform : Win95/98/Me,NT,2000,XP,W7.
Tested with PHP 4.x & 5.x with Apache, IIS5 and EzCom2Web3 servers.
For other versions or servers please write here: Contact form
Note: With PHP version 5.3.6 and bigger, which are only available in VC9 build, Apache VC9 must be used and also the new compiled extension from Download section
Installation and functions reference
There are available functions for opening, closing port, checking port state, reading / writing from / to port,
setting control lines.
For detailed description please read this page .
See here how easy is to list SMS from a GSM phone / modem / terminal.
A good demonstration of capabilities is made in
WS2300 PHP project, getting live data from
WS2300 weather station in web pages.