Networking Linux to Windows in real time
At the lab I'm doing research at, we have a motorized mechanical finger hooked up to a Linux box and a cyberglove (which receives data based off joint angles of the hand) for which only Windows software is available. We are able to use the numeric data from Windows software in order to activate the motors, but the only way to send it to the Linux box (as of now) is via large file transfer on the network/flash drive/etc.
We would really like to be able to hook up the cyberglove data to the Linux box in real time, so that we could move the mechanical finger in real time.
Unfortunately there's no Linux/networking gurus around the lab, so it's up to me to figure this out. Is there some way I could set up the Windows system to rapidly fire packets upon data entry and have the Linux box pick them up as they are sent? (Maybe I would have to synchronize send/receive?)
Thanks for any help,