Can I get the Tamino Active X ocx in a VB.Net Version?

I am trying to build as web service in VB.Net for a client and they would like it to be written in or C#. Any chance this will happen, or can I find out how to interact with My Tamino Database without using the OCx control and interfacing with it directly from my own DLL that I will write in
any help would be greatly appreciated.