IP to Serial Device - Advice needed

Working on a project with some equipment hooked up serially to an Ethernet Enabled com box.
comtrol.com/ethernet-device- … ort-db9-1e

I have done local Serial control on a Client running Ignition, but I need this to be independent of a client.

What’s my path to get Serial Data from the device into Ignition?? TCP or UDP driver? and decode the packet? Load the serial ethernet driver to a client and leave the client up all the time?? (Least Preferred) or is there a component or scripting I can use to grab the data and parse it into tags every few seconds??

Rather than re-invent the wheel, I thought I would post here first to see what others have done.