[sane-devel] Scanning for VistA/ADF-scanner
nancy at anthracite.name
Thu Aug 18 16:31:20 UTC 2005
Thank you. Please keep the information coming as you find out more as I am
sure the demand will only go up for scanners for our project. ;-)
On Thursday 18 August 2005 09:44 am, m. allan noah wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Aug 2005, Wolfram Heider wrote:
> > Guiseppe,
> > Nancy meanwhile chose a Brother MFC 5440 CN (multi-functional device -
> > cheap but.... hmhm) and seems to be happy with it.
> > Since ADF-scanners are of growing importance in daily work (not only in
> > huge digitalization-projects as that of google) and there probably is a
> > broader interest for it here is a short survey of the results of the
> > quick inquiry I made to be able to give her some advice - only pure ADFs
> > no MFDs and only models currently available in store:
> > as you said, Fujitsu is a good address for scanners of this type. There
> > are really expensive models but also two ones in the affordable region:
> > the Fujitsu 5110C and the 4120C (pricing from 600 to 1000 Dollars).
> > Sane-support is basic and as far I can see the maintainer of the backend
> > Allan Noah is working on further improvement.
> the 4120C2 is better at recovering from usb errors than the 4120C, which
> has been discontinued. i also find the newer unit to be slightly faster in
> my app (20 ppm vs 19). all lower-end fujitsus have a 'fax machine' type
> top-feed adf. this does seem to have more jams than the tray-feed style.
> the 5110C has rubber rollers in places that the 4120c has plastic,
> which seems to help a little.
> i have been looking at the panasonic KV-S2026C lately. i like the paper
> path better than the fujitsus, but sane support seems minimal for more
> advanced features. similar price to the 4120C2. have not actually tried it
> > Then: Avision. The AV 600U, AV 610 and the AV 220 (pricing from 400 to
> > 700 dollars) are rated good or even complete in sane-support.
> > Finally one may consider an Epson 3170 with an
> > additional offered 30-sheet-ADF-unit (total price 500 dollars) -
> > supported by iscan.
> > Maybe there are some more but surely not very much.
> > Hope this may of any help for those looking out for ADFs running under
> > sane.
> > Greetings
> > Wolfram Heider
> > Am Dienstag, 16. August 2005 14:46 schrieb Giuseppe Sacco:
> >> Hi Nancy,
> >> I think your question already appeared on this list so you might have a
> >> look at the list archives.
> >> Il giorno sab, 13/08/2005 alle 09.44 -0400, Nancy Anthracite ha scritto:
> >> [...]
> >>> All this leads up to my question. We have some volunteers working on
> >>> developing the software to do that scanning now, and we are looking for
> >>> a cross platform solution. We feel that using SANE is the logical
> >>> choice, but we need some help choosing a scanner or group go scanners
> >>> that can be used from both Windows and Linux and maybe even eventually
> >>> with OS X as seamlessly as possible using SANE. We would like to
> >>> choose scanners that have sheet feeders, and ideally, a range of
> >>> scanners from high speed business to very small business type for no
> >>> more than a $200. Having scanners that are easy to get running properly
> >>> is much more important than having a wide range of choices.
> >> [...]
> >> Anyway I had very bad experiences using SANE on Windows with cheep
> >> scanners, mainly because these scanners require the libusb library. This
> >> library is working very well on linux but is absolutely not stable (at
> >> least for uwing it with SANE) on Windows.
> >> About scanner with ADF support, you might want to try the fujitsu (they
> >> have both USB and SCSI interface) and they are well supported by SANE,
> >> but they are expensive compared to what you asked.
> >> Regards,
> >> Giuseppe
> "so don't tell us it can't be done, putting down what you don't know.
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