[sane-devel] Re: Specialized plastic/laminated id card scanner, USB interface?

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 1 00:37:16 UTC 2007

On 3/31/07, Rene Rebe <rene at exactcode.de> wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 March 2007 23:30:37 Jeff Kowalczyk wrote:
> > Jeff Kowalczyk wrote:
> > > I need to scan visitors' plastic/laminate identification cards. The scans
> > > are to be initiated via web app, signalling a headless SANE linux server
> > > to scan via scanadf, network scanning, python PIL/sane, etc.
> > >
> > > Has anyone got any vendor and model recommendations for a specialised USB
> > > card scanner (SANE compatible, obviously) that will cards handle of
> > > various shapes and thicknesses (e.g. flat paper path)?
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> >
> > BTW, the cards are typically printed on both sides, so I have to scan
> > front and back in one pass. Thanks.
> Maybe the AVision AVA6, ,just A6 sized scanner is handy in your case.

thought this was simplex, as is the fujitsu fi-60.

perhaps you want something intended for business cards, though i dont
know of any with sane support. look at

i have been thinking of talking my boss into buying a CardScan
Executive V8, and let me play with reverse engineering it. other
makers/names include syscan/ambir and of course, most of the avision
and fujitsu duplex machines can take cards. but what a waste of


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