I was able to connect to COM7 with Putty (a serial monitor utility at 9600 baud). I was able to perform the R command and get “OK”, I also ran SM,100,100,100 which appeared to move the steppers properly. And for the V command, I got “EBBv13_and_above EB Firmware Version 2.0.1″
I don’t know if that helps. No luck getting any of the apps to connect yet… still trying.