EasyScript was built from the ground up to enable a simple and convenient way to capture electronic signatures and magnetic card swipe data (on supported devices) from a wide variety of usages including web-based and traditional applications.
This interface excels at providing an extremely simple and portable integration that does not require any software or drivers to be installed to run your application.
Traditionally communicating with attached peripherals from applications (particularly web applications) is problematic. Many web based solutions use Java applets or ActiveX controls that allow a web application to access an attached signature digitizer. This approach creates work for individuals maintaining this type of software because these plugins require constant security and compatibility updates. Failure to apply these updates can leave systems with these plugins installed insecure which potentially compromises the security of the network. On the other hand, applying these updates occasionally will break software requiring updates to the application to fix new incompatibilities.
The EasyScript interface mitigates this problem by communicating with the computer as if it were a keyboard. Nearly any application implemented on most platforms can communicate with keyboards without plugins. Scriptel provides API’s and documentation for capturing the keyboard data from a wide variety of different programming languages in order to simplify application development.
The latest version, EasyScript 3.0, adds signature data streaming and higher resolution. This means a better customer experience as users can now see their signature on-screen while they sign on the pad.
A common issue with application development is the problem of how to deploy the application when it’s done and how to update it once it’s installed on the end user’s machine. Today’s application ecosystem includes many operating systems, architectures, platforms, devices, and web browsers. In order to support these different technologies developers take advantage of cross platform languages and interfaces to reduce the cost to support the diverse devices their application needs to run on.
To this end Scriptel’s EasyScript again takes advantage of the fact nearly all devices support USB keyboards. Software written for EasyScript ScripTouch devices can be easily integrated into platform independent applications.
EasyScript 3.0 FAQs
- Dynamically switches between the EasyScript (keyboard) protocol and ProScript protocol
- Supports customizing the workflow and screens.
- Changes the EasyScript factory defaults.
EasyScript devices begin sending signature data once the OK button has been pressed. ProScript devices stream signature data as the user is signing. With ProScript, you will also receive a special button event for either the OK button, or the Cancel button, depending on which one the user selects. This button event will be sent after all signature data has been sent.
|Can I capture a signature?||Yes||Yes|
|Can I capture card swipe information on supported devices?||Yes||Yes|
|Can I detect button presses?||Yes||No|
|Can I customize my screen?||Yes||No|
|Can I detect if the device is connected?||Yes||No|
|Can I communicate to the device from a web browser?||Yes (With OmniScript)||Yes|
|Do I need to install anything to use the device?||Yes||No|
|How do I know when all signature data is available?||When the OK button event is sent||By looking for the start and end signature stream characters|
|How do I know when all card swipe data is available?||When the card swiped event is sent||By looking for the start and end signature stream characters|