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Hercules SETUP 2.7.3

Publisher:HW group s. r. o.
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Hercules SETUP - Hercules SETUP is useful utility including terminal for the Serial port (RS232 or RS485), UDP/IP and TCP/IP (Client or Server). Implemented Serial Terminal works with the Virtual Serial Ports (COM12 for example), and controls all serial port lines (CTS, RTS, DTR, DSR, RI, CD). Using Telnet extended with NVT allows serial port configuration, device identification (RFC2217), confirmation of data sequence, etc. Simple TCP client (like the HyperTerminal) with support for view format, file transfers and sending macros to the device. You can also log your communication to the file. It's only one .EXE file and no installation is required. It's distributed as freeware.

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Version 2.7.3 from 2005-10-31


Simple RS232/UDP/TCP Client+Server terminal

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Latest User Reviews:

Gjmatadamas 2011-08-13 21:20:50 #
Version: 2.7.3

It´s fine! But the only defect is: it can´t display in hexadecimal the data received. Otherwise it´s great!

CLIFFORD ROEHM 2011-01-19 08:49:48 #
Version: 2.7.3

Absolutely great!

Don Salter 2010-11-23 08:25:21 #
Version: 2.7.3

Guys. The software is working well. The installation went just fine.

I am monitoring a data stream and capturing it in a log file. When I open the log file in notepad, I do not see line feeds or carriage returns. The data is continuous, rather than displaying each record on its own line.

I have played a lot with the parms (CR/LF, etc). How can I make a better adjustment.


Don Salter

Heleneburton 2010-10-12 02:26:09 #
Version: 2.7.3


Hercules is very user friendly. It does excatly what I expect from a Port Reader and is very easy to use.
I appreciate especially the fact that Hecules gives access to UDP data, which is not common in that type of application.

Hélène Burton

Jbogard 2010-08-05 07:11:10 #
Version: 2.7.3

I am basically a student currently working on my CCNA certification. I was looking for an alternative to uSoft's Hyperterminal.

What I most like about Hercules so far is the ability to change paramaters and retest without reinvoking utility. Nice product. User friendly.

Claus 2010-07-19 04:10:16 #
Version: 2.7.3

Thank you for a useful program to test TCP transferred messages. I've used it for verifying a PoE-solution based on a Netburner module.
- saved me time and works just fine
Claus, Norway

Juanca1721 2010-04-06 06:52:03 #
Version: 2.7.3

So far I've only used a few of its features. Let me suggest to add the ability to generate log files in the same variety of formats that can be used in the TCP Server receive window messages (hex, dots...).
Good job! Excelent software.

Renz Starmans 2010-03-26 08:14:11 #
Version: 2.7.3


Its à Nice program and easy to use.

Vogo 2009-10-14 00:27:26 #
Version: 2.7.3

I tried to used to test RS232 on my new Laptop. The opening works well but the control of DTR and CTS doesn't change on connector. I don't known yet if I have a hardware problem.

Ricardojm10 2009-09-03 11:32:00 #
Version: 2.7.3

Very good program.

Misscynasure 2009-08-30 18:35:01 #
Version: 2.7.3

The program is excellent running standalone. Easily portable with media stick. I used the terminal feature and the settings were easily accessible and quick to run.

Ivan123 Grosny 2009-08-01 08:11:48 #
Version: 2.7.3

very good app

Sanjeev G Kunte 2009-07-06 23:54:31 #
Version: 2.7.3

I am giving herewith the same review which I gave to other similar product.

Thanks for allowing me to test this product. I was looking for a setting which automatically appends CRC to a hex string (since I am trying to use the product as Master of MODBUS RTU). Apparently, this setting is not present in this product so I can't use it. But thanks again anyway.

Afolly 2009-06-09 21:22:36 #
Version: 2.7.3

Very useful little utility. Helped me clarify my concepts of UDP and TCP sockets. Will use it for testing too, very soon.

Love it that a single .exe file does everything. Fight registry bloat, retain control of what your PC is like. Thanks!

Afolly 2009-06-09 21:20:04 #
Version: 2.7.3

Hercules is good stuff. I tested it out be running two instances of it on the same machine, and sending messages from one to another under UDP. After getting comfortable with the features, I intend to use it to receive/send packets over the internet, thus testing my GPRS link to my remote embedded device. It looks quite appropriate for what I need to do!

I love it that there is no "installation", no registries that get bloated, and that if I needed to delete it some day, it would be as simple as deleting this one .exe file. Thanks!

Alfonso Chang 2009-05-28 09:18:34 #
Version: 2.7.3

The setup was straighforward and options were intuitive enough to easy configure to desired settings.

Would like to have better control of logging though. Perhaps I'm not using it properly, but I can't find an option to stop logging from the menus after I've logged the output I desire. For example, I will often start logging in order to capture the config of a device or specific diagnostic output and don't want miscellaneous output in the logs, so it would be good to have the ability to stop logging after the desired output has been captured.

Djbeeman 2009-05-11 22:30:54 #
Version: 2.7.3

The program was easy enough to install, it just did not do what I needed. All I wanted was a terminal to accept an ATA command on an incoming call, then allow me to execute a script to connect to a network via a callback.

Beconnectedbird 2009-04-17 01:12:32 #
Version: 2.7.3

Thanks all good, I use it for crestron and dynalite modules with hex

Duque0 2009-03-31 10:01:36 #
Version: 2.7.3

it's a nice application, very useful for testing tcp socket communication

rkm 2008-06-03 07:48:10 #
Version: 2.7.3

Just what I needed

I needed a simple program to test serial I/O for a software product. This does the job well. Highly recommended.

Ong 2008-05-11 20:45:46 #
Version: 2.7.3

nice software

Please add a HEX display for the output also.

uSWCoder 2008-03-26 20:50:16 #
Version: 2.7.3

Very Useful Tool

Great tool for free-form testing of socket code. Used this to have my code connect up to it prior to integration.

Some of the most useful parts of the tool are hidden in the context-menu. Don't forget to right-click.

occasional com port user 2008-01-23 20:05:41 #
Version: 2.7.3

Nice Tool.

Only thing missing for me was ability to log to file.

Kenneth M 2008-01-01 11:45:42 #
Version: 2.7.3

com software

The software worked very well for my application giving me control of the serial port for testing specific
control codes for a new system

Tim N 2007-11-28 16:18:05 #
Version: 2.7.3

Hyperterm replacement

Thanks for making Hercules available.
Hercules in serial mode is much nicer to use than Hyperterm.
Its resource use is modest and when you close the serial port it does not interfere with any other program trying to use it.
I have used it for examining the behavior of GSM and CDMA modems.
I usually leave it running on my test and setup PC.
It would be good to have some more documentation. For example, I found out by chance that F1 sends the first send string.

crossl 2007-09-20 15:55:05 #
Version: 2.7.3

Hercules - better than hyperterminal

Found this product really easy to use and flexible.

gm276 2007-08-24 18:44:00 #
Version: 2.7.3


A nice simple to use terminal. I am planning to use it to communicate with small sub systems.

Rich N 2007-04-01 17:13:42 #
Version: 2.7.3

Not very useful

I found the program to be inappropriate to use as an interface to a radio messageing program. I needed to be able to send & receive 9600 baud control instructions to a radio modem. The program was more trouble to use than other older programs [Hyperterminal, etc]. It also tried to open my fireall but Vista security stopped that. I have deleted it from my system.

HyperTERM replacemen 2007-03-14 15:33:10 #
Version: 2.7.3

Hercules not suitable for my application

Sorry, I was looking for something better than Hyperterm. This cannot handle COM ports with higher numbers. We use virtual serial ports a lot and needed something that can do that.

wicki 2007-03-11 20:23:28 #
Version: 2.7.3

Great program

great program...lots of features. Would recommend!

DennisB 2007-02-02 00:25:10 #
Version: 2.7.3

Simple and works great !!!!

Good simple program. Easy to use and works well. Seems really solid. Highly recommended !!

andytafg 2006-11-10 04:47:12 #
Version: 2.7.3

Comment Regard Hercules - Garmin Etrex

Although easy to use.
What I was after was a means of downloading GPS information for a Garmin Etrex. I did get some information, but none of it made much sense.

I did not want to record by hand 70 old points. But looks like that it will have to be done this way.

If anyone has an ideal could you email me on


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