Seems to me that you have to find out some more information.
Sounds like perhaps you're developing an app that needs to connect out to that server?
whois command can help you find out information about a domain or IP. If you're on Linux, OS X, Solaris, or any kind of UNIX, you probably have access to
whois in a terminal session. Otherwise, you can search the web for "whois search" and find plenty of web gateways that will perform the query in your browser.
If the domain you gave is the actual domain indicated by your project, however, you are probably going to hit a dead end. Mysite.com is a hosting provider, and accessing
http://local.scanner.mysite.com provides a landing page indicating the domain is not in use. This means that the IP you would get from pinging this domain is at a hosting provider and is going to be of little use in your hunt.
I think your only option is to either see if you can figure out who to contact for more information, or you may end up being forced to code a new web service. Hopefully this wouldn't be the case - ideally, you'd be able to somehow get access to the existing code...