I have a situation where I need to collect data from a USB magnetic card reader (on the local machine) and send it to the client's browser (to a flex application in the server).
I researched and found that flex can't do it alone, so I wonder: how can I make java read the card (on the clients), then send it to the correct flex instance to show it's code in the screen?
I thought about using AIR, but that would complicate the communications and messaging between the clients
A made a diagram:
Card reader sends to client, wich should tell the server to display it's code on the webpage.
This is all within a local area network.
Any ideas how to solve this?
Thanks for your attention.
could I possibly do this through a java application in each one of the clients via sockets?