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Stream Data From Race Timing Device to PC

I need a utility that will transmit data from a timing box to my pc over an ethernet cable.  Is there a better solution than TelNet?  It would be nice if it came with vb6 source code so I could modify it to control the directory where it sends the data.
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Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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Does the timing box only support the Telnet protocol, or are there other protocols that it can support?  Are the specs online anyplace to view?


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According to this document:


https://www.manula.com/manuals/tridentrfid/timemachine/1/en/topic/streaming-live-data-from-the-reader


You can install the necessary software on your computer, and attach through WiFi, Ethernet, USB, etc.

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How did I miss that?
Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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Well, that tells you the port to "connect" to on the device, but it doesn't really speak to the protocol spoken on that port, does it?

Are they assuming Telnet?

And is that data "streamed" in this format?
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Bob SchneiderCo-Owner

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I might have closed this too soon because it doesn't tell me where it goes/streams to.  Yes, that is the format and I have already created the script to parse it into the format that I need.  I will talk to our rep and see what he can tell me.
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I have modified a telnet utility from this site to give me what I need but it stops streaming occassionally.  The timing box continues to time but the data stops streaming to my pc so I am then unable to get continuous results.  I can rewind all data but I really need an uninterrupted stream to do my job well.
Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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What Telnet utility is that, and is it a "component" that you are using right in your VB6 application, or a standalone Windows program that you are executing and somehow capturing the output from (console, etc)?  Have you looked into any of the ones mentioned in this question, I would expect the paid ones are more robust than the free and may perform better.

Include TelNet functionality in vb6 Program Solutions | Experts Exchange


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