Signature pad

I need to capture information entered through a signature pad attached
to the client. The signature pad will not only capture the signature
but will also have a few check boxes. I assume that the check boxes
could be transferred to the HTML page if everything else fails but our
client wants to capture the signature image. This application runs
only at the client's site so we have access to the hardware and can
set it up as needed.

This is the first time I would deal directly with hardware myself so I
am a little lost about how to proceed. Any information would be
greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

pepe wrote in post #949688:

I need to capture information entered through a signature pad attached
to the client. The signature pad will not only capture the signature
but will also have a few check boxes. I assume that the check boxes
could be transferred to the HTML page if everything else fails but our
client wants to capture the signature image. This application runs
only at the client's site so we have access to the hardware and can
set it up as needed.

This is the first time I would deal directly with hardware myself so I
am a little lost about how to proceed. Any information would be
greatly appreciated.

The first step will always be to find out how the signature pad outputs
data. Then you can decide how your application will read it.

Thank you.

Best,

This is the first time I would deal directly with hardware myself so I

am a little lost about how to proceed. Any information would be

greatly appreciated.

This kind of hardware always have an output format, read the documentation, it must have come with a software for configuration too and it surely lets you configure the output, you have to find out if you have to process the image or if it will be processed by the hardware or the app that came with it. If its an old hardware it could be using a parallel or serial port to connect to the server, if its newer it could be using usb or ethernet. If it using ethernet it would be great and it means it could be using snmp.

Thanks to both of you. I don't have yet the hardware on hand but have
requested a unit to see if I can play with it.

In the meanwhile I looked for info on the internet and found something
promising at http://thomasjbradley.ca/lab/signature-pad.

Thanks again.