[sane-devel] Re: Questions about Microtek scanners (specifically USB 2.0 and Firew ire scanners)

Karsten Festag karsten.festag@gmx.de
Thu, 1 Aug 2002 21:43:09 +0200

Hello Eric,

unfortunately I have no information about work in progress for these Microtek 
scanners. Microtek didn't release much information about the internals of 
their scanners, so I can't say if the new models are more or less similar to 
the SCSI-based devices which are operated by the microtek and microtek2 
Maybe the times have chaged and / or Microtek releases some detailed technical 
data if somebody wants to use some more of their scanners. Some time ago I 
was in contact with Michael Papet <mpapet@microtek.com> from Microtek, but 
unfortunately he wasn't able to provide helpful technical data. 

And you may have a look at  http://sourceforge.net/projects/sm3600.
This is a backend for newer USB scanners from microtek. I would suppose that 
these are technically more similar to the Firewire ones, perhaps you get some 
more information there.

I cc'd this mail to the SANE-mailing list, maybe a reader of the list has some 
comments on this?



Am Freitag, 26. Juli 2002 19:38 schrieben Sie:
> Hello:
> I was wondering if you could tell me if any work is taking place
> surrounding enabling any of the Firewire (IEEE-1394) scanners from Microtek
> to function through any of the SANE backends.  I saw no mention of these
> scanners under either the microtek or the microtek2 backends.
> We are interested in potentially utilizing Microtek scanners but are
> constrained to operate under a Linux based system and having access is
> obviously a concern.
> I appreciate any info you can give me on this.
> Thanks,
> Eric Jackson
> Xerox Corporation