TCP string commands

Hi all, I'm a new programmer working with the Paradigm system. I noticed that we can only send UDP strings commands over network but there isn't a TCP option. Is it just me being ignorant or is there some particular reasons why it wasn't implemented. Reason I'm asking is because, there are some equipments that I wish to trigger in the network system but they only listen on TCP and not UDP. Therefore I have to work out other alternatives to control them. Can this be a feature included in near future if it is not available? Cheers.