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Applet Access to USB for Serial I/O

 
Bill Denniston
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I would like an applet to communicate via USB to a simple serial device (not mass storage or HID), sort of like we used to do with good old fashioned RS232C. (Sorry; I'm dating myself...) Are there any applet restrictions? Any USB driver issues, like getting around or through them? Any good examples available? Any suggestions or advice appreciated. Thanks.
 
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An applet can't normally access local I/O devices. The way to do it is to sign it, or change the local security policy. See HowCanAnAppletReadFilesOnTheLocalFileSystem for details.

The http://faq.javaranch.com/java/JavaIoFaq points to a couple of articles about using USB from Java, and a library that actually does it.
 
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