Louis Lagendijk <louis(a)fazant.net> writes:
On Wed, 2013-11-27 at 17:20 +0100, lee wrote:
> poma <pomidorabelisima(a)gmail.com> writes:
> > On 26.11.2013 21:04, lee wrote:
> >> Since the device in question supports TWAIN and TWAIN, iirc, was
> >> supposed to be some sort of standard for scanners, isn't there some
> >> software, like sane, that supports scanning over the network?
> > http://sane-project.meier-geinitz.de/
> The documentation there assumes that the scanner is connected to a
> computer through USB, SCSI or a parallel port, which is *not* the case.
Sane does support some network scanners. The problem with scanners is
that there are so many different types of scanners where each requires a
slightly or totally different driver (backends in Sane). Some of the
backends support network scanners (for example Canon inkjets), some HP
devices (if I remember correctly). There is however no Twain backend.
Twain is not supported under Linux
Now I wonder whether the device is really offering Twain or does it have
a Twain driver that makes it usable under Windows?
I don't know exactly, and I don't have windoze. I can enable/disable
TWAIN support through the web interface of the device. From a scanning
device that is connected via ethernet, I simply expect that I can scan
So in your case there is first the Twain support that is missing and
second the network support. If the device really supports Twain (which
is a software interface, not network) a twain driver is the first thing
that is required. If that existed a network driver would be relatively
easy to create.
So in any case, nothing would work using TWAIN. How about this RDS/WPS
scan stuff that the device supports? Could that somehow be used?
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