[sane-devel] 'scan' button

m. allan noah anoah@pfeiffer.edu
Thu, 23 Dec 2004 09:52:16 -0500 (EST)

rich, there has been a bit of discussion about how to handle buttons on 
scanners, though MFD's may be different if they use a separate usb 
interface for each function. Search the archives of this list for more 

but i wonder, if the button issue was solved, how would your system know 
which user pressed the button? how would it know who to notify? how is the 
device related to user accounts currently?


On Wed, 22 Dec 2004, Rich Duzenbury wrote:

> Hi SANErs!
> I've got a mulifunction device that seems to be working pretty well - an
> Epson Stylus CX3200.  I have no real issues with it using the frontends.
> Like many multifunction units, this one has a 'scan' button on the
> device itself and I have some users that want to be able to walk up to
> the scanner, scan a document by pressing the scan button, and then walk
> away.
> They don't have time or inclination to fire up a front-end, but they
> expect that the document will be scanned and stored on the network.
> They would also like a notification sent to interested parties that a
> new document was scanned into the system.
> How difficult will it be to achieve?
> Many thanks!

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