I will use the Animatics motors with QNX, too in an upcoming project.
Start playing around with them using their Windows demo programm.
The documents including their ascii commands are found on their internetsite. They are free.
When you are able to control the motor via their terminal, you can start using the motor with QNX using simple serial communication with the same commands you learned. In this way you can control the motors “online”.
At the moment I don’t know whether you can download sequences into the motors without their windows program.
Special care has to be taken when starting communication because it is a daisy chained serial line, using one motor out connected to the next motor in
and so and the last motor out is going to your PC serial In.