The Scriptel OmniScript product is a small integrated web server installed on a personal computer or embedded device that exists to expose Scriptel ScripTouch signature digitizers to a computer network.

OmniScript primarily communicates with applications through the use of WebSockets. These are essentially network sockets that contain a special handshake at the beginning of the connection to ensure that the server is soliciting such connections.

Omniscript Diagram

WebSockets have the advantage of allowing web applications to directly communicate with OmniScript without the need for an intermediate server. This means that an application can be pushed to a client and your application can take advantage of an OmniScript installation within their firewall without the need for any special network configuration. Data can then be pushed back to the server side of your application from the client.