Im not really a web programmer, but I tinker with things from time to time.
My previous company had a web based setup that enabled us to send and receive serial commands to a remote device that had a dedicated IP address. I do know they used to use mySQL to store a lot of the info but im not sure how it all worked.
Basically Im trying to find out if theres an easy way to send a command to a device, and then receive its info back on a page.
I was thinking the page would have a place to enter the ip address, and then a place to enter in the command (most cases would be something similar to ^I101000 (where ^ is used in place in control).
Apologies way ahead of time if I seem way off base or dont have my facts straight.
Hopefully someone can help me in the right direction.
Ive called some local web guys and done a bit of talking with people, but no one seems to know what the heck im talking about or how to do this.