Socket communication

i have this problem:
i have to communicate with a serial device, which gives me some strings (ASCII Characters).

is the correct way to open a socket connection between the device and ignition and through this activate the data transfer?
At this point I need to update the values ​​of some tags.
How can I do do have always the updated data? (updating of the strings is about every 5 minutes)

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You’ve mixed to completely different things here. Is it socket communication or serial communication? Or serial-over-ethernet?