I remember reading somewhere the the connect command will return information from the display on successful connection.
Is there a way to read the serial number and model from the unit without this command?
"connect" is only a name for a command ... without any deeper meaning, nothing more nothing less. It is a command to connect the display and get some internal display informations.
One name is the same good than each other meaningful name ... If somebody dislike the name, just create a wrapper function with the name of your choice ...
Function GetInfo() as string
And you need in any case a "successful" connection, independent of the calling functions name ...
not as I know ... the "connect" just returns all interresting as comma-delimitered string ... then it is up to the user just to separate the part he/she like ...
Normally, your used programming language should offer something similar to
That's all ...