Remote Environment for the Topaz A-ETH1-1 Serial-Ethernet Converter

 

Topaz offers a serial-to-ethernet converter that maps a virtual COM port to an IP address. This allows a Topaz serial signature pad to be plugged into the network, thereby providing any application running under Citrix or Terminal Server to gain access to the network-connected pad.

 

 

This device can be plugged into the network at any point, for example, right next to the client machine. Once the converter is plugged into the network and the proper drivers installed to the server, a virtual COM port is created right on on the server, which can then simply be chosen as the COM port assignment during the SigPlus install on the server.

 

 

This option simply bypasses the client machine altogether, as the IP-mapped virtual COM port simply exists on the server directly. There is a stipulation: the signature pad and the server must be on the same local network.

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