Digital documents can be “sealed” on the server. Sealing prevents additional handwriting by the pen users from being automatically added to the form. Should this occur, an administrator with the correct privileges can view the handwriting and, if appropriate, unseal the document, allowing additional writing to be accepted. Audit logs are available that can show all of these changes and which user made them.
There are two routing options for the EDW® platform.
USB to PC: With this option, a digital pen is docked in a cradle attached to a USB port of a PC. There is an ExpeData application on the PC that extracts the strokes from the pen and encrypts them and routes them to the server.
Bluetooth to mobile phone or communication device and PC: ExpeData provides an application on the device that receives the strokes from the pen, encrypts them and routes them to the server.
With the Bluetooth options, files that are extracted from the pen are sent via mobile internet to the server. This will require a data plan on the device. Although ExpeData supports a broad set of mobile communication devices, the iPhones are not supported at this time.
Bluetooth transmissions are initiated by tapping or marking the document’s ”transmit check box.” The transmit check box (shown at right) is a symbol on the document that contains special pattern that triggers the pen to send strokes via Bluetooth.
Yes, all data transmitted to and from the EDW® platform can be encrypted with 128 bit SSL.
The transmit box that is used on our documents automatically sends everything contained on the pen. For example, if a user completes a document, but forgets to tick the box, when the user fills out another document and taps the transmit box, information from both documents will automatically be transmitted. Also, if the cradle that is used for charging is connected to a PC that has our PC client installed, the PC will route the handwriting to the server when docked for charging.
In order to be able to monitor EDW® platform usage and performance, a suite of reports are available for system administrators. These reports provide a simple and efficient medium to communicate the usage and performance statistics.
Reports are archived on the server on which the application is running. Excel 2003 or 2007 must be loaded on the server on which the application is running.
Yes, ExpeData has developed an extensive library of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that allow the functionality of the EDW® platform to be accessed programmatically, enabling a partner or customer to use their own interfaces rather than the ones provided by ExpeData. Interface requests can take one of the following forms:
Utilizing these APIs, a partner or customer can build an application that takes advantage of the full functionality of the EDW® platform with completely custom interfaces or, partners can simply call the EDW® platform and utilize the interfaces that ExpeData provides. The possibilities are limitless. ExpeData provides enough flexibility so the choice can be yours on how it is deployed.
Yes, we offer a Proof of Concept (POC) kit complete with digital pen, sample forms, access to the ExpeData hosted server and much more. Please contact us for more information.
Interpreted data is provided in CSV or XML formats and images are provided in PDF, JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP or GIF formats.
Yes, through the interpretation process, the data is converted to text and can be used as input to other systems. Output from the system for images is in industry standard formats and data is available in XML or CSV format.
Yes, we support multiple languages and localizations. Contact us for more information on languages supported by the EDW® platform.
Yes, the EDW® Server and EDW® Router applications can be installed in 64-bit.
Yes, the EDW® Server has the ability to email users if mandatory fields are unfilled and if pre-defined field-level confidence thresholds are not met.