Being new to instrumentation at the lab I am now at, I see a FP1000 controller with serial and network capability. We would like to grab the data (thermocouples, etc from other modules) though either the serial or network interface and record it using a purely python program as the computer/application of this work prevents the power needed for labview. (well, it's command line only!) I've searched around quite a bit and find lots about call python from labview, but what if there is no labview? Surely there is a white paper describing the communications with this device?
Here is a KnowledgeBase that describe how you can communicate with FieldPoint without using LabVIEW. You can use the information about formatting the URL and make DataSocket commands.