[sane-devel] scanners with document feeders

m. allan noah anoah@pfeiffer.edu
Thu, 15 Jan 2004 11:19:51 -0500 (EST)

my company does something similar to what you describe. we started out 
using scanimage called from a perl script to scan individual pages. but, 
we needed to monitor the status of various sensors and buttons in the 
hardware, which sane does not give access to. so now, we dont use sane, 
but for your purposes, it will work.

scanner we use is fujitsu fi-4120C it has scsi and usb 1.1 ports, is 
very small, and quite tough. but it's pretty expensive (~900 bucks 
retail). the older scsi fujitsu's are pretty good too (3091, 3092, etc) 
though they tend to not support the range of resolutions of the newer 

they also sell a less expensive fi-4110, which seems pretty good, but it 
uses a completely different chip, and is not really suported by sane.


On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Christopher Marshall wrote:

> Can anyone recommend a scanner that works with sane and has a document feeder?
> Assuming there is such a scanner...
> I would like to be able to invoke scanimage so that it loads a new page, scans it, and exits. 
> With that, it is a simple matter to write scripts to handle the naming of each separate image in
> different ways according to application.
> I am trying to improve my paper filing system at home to use less paper and more image files. 
> Being able to put a stack of paper in a scanner and have it scan one page after another under the
> control of a bash script would be a god-send.
> Chris Marshall
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