Remote Usage with HID USB ("HSB") Signature Pads

Option 1 - HSB Conversion


Topaz recommends the BSB and HSX pads for use in a remote environment. To best suit your remote environment needs, Topaz offers a program to convert your HSB® pads to BSB® or HSX™ pads.


To inquire about converting your pad, contact Tech Support.

Option 2 - Remote Usage with SigSock
for Topaz HSB Pads


SigSock™ is a two-part interface that allows Topaz® HSB® (HID USB) signature pads (pad models ending in HSB-R) to be used in a Citrix or Terminal Server environment.


Essentially, a small client utility is placed on the client computer and run, which collects data from the signature pad as the author signs. From there, the data is sent over to the server (using TCP Ports 47289, 47290, and 47800) where SigPlus® collects it.





  1. The client machines must be full Windows-based fat clients (for example, running Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8). Alternately, thin client terminals running XPe, Windows Embedded 7 or 8 are also options. However, thin client terminals running any other operating system (for example, Wyse terminals running Linux-based thin operating systems or WinCE) will not work with SigSock.

  2. You must copy a small EXE on the client machine and run it, passing command line parameters to set up the system properly.

Part 1: Install for Server


Part 2: Install for Client


Option 3 - Remote Usage with the
HSB-to-COM Driver for Topaz HSB Pads


The Topaz HSB-to-COM driver allows any Topaz HSB signature pad (HID USB) to operate as a BSB® pad (virtual serial via USB) on a Windows-based client. With the HSB-to-COM driver, pad users with model numbers ending in “HSB-R” can use their device(s) via a virtual COM port created on the client machine.


The driver diverts data from the pad's USB port on the client machine to the virtual COM port.


The HSB-to-COM driver should not be installed on the server, only on the Windows client.

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