Some signotec signature pads are operated in HID mode by default. As of Windows 8.1, it may be necessary to install the HID driver under certain circumstances to prevent the device from switching off unintentionally.
The virtual COM port driver (VCOM) allows you to create a virtual COM port for your signotec signature pad. This enables communication via a virtual serial port, e.g. in terminal server and Citrix environments.
Most signotec signature pads can also be used via the WinTab interface. The advantage of the interface is that you can use the pads in many existing applications that support "Wintab compatible" devices.