Accessing a serial port from FactoryPMI

Another post got me thinking - is there any way of accessing a serial port directly from FactoryPMI running on a View client? Both Python and Java seem to require external libraries to handle serial ports - can these libraries be accessed from within Jython?

This has come up from time to time. You need the JavaComm extension to Java to access the serial ports. I have little (read: none) experience with this, so I’m frankly not quite sure of how the mechanics would work accessing it from Jython. If it is something that you can plug into the JRE system-wide, then I don’t see why you couldn’t access it through Jython.