The Virtual PCAN-Gateway software package provides access
for Windows computers to devices of the PCAN-Gateway product line over IP-based
networks. Various LAN and WLAN network adapters can be used.
Analog to the bidirectional connection of two
PCAN-Gateways, message forwarding with so-called routes must be set up between
the hardware and the software. At first, two routes have to be created on the
configuration website of the hardware, one for sending and another for
receiving. Then, the appropriate counterparts of these routes must be
established within the configuration software.
Due to this connection, the PCAN-Gateways are being
integrated in the established PCAN environment and can be used like a
conventional PEAK CAN interface. For example, the traffic on the CAN channels
can be displayed and traced by the PCAN-View CAN monitor.