[sane-devel] Sheetfed Scanners

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 23:51:15 UTC 2008

I am not in a position to take you up on your offer, but I wanted to
say thank you very, very much for your effort/investment. These are
the sort of things that make free software possible, and make me proud
to be a small part of it.


On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 12:07 PM, Jack McGill <jmcgill85258 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am relatively new to linux and have posted a couple of times. I am
> interested in the small mobile document scanners, also known as
> pass-through or sheetfed scanners.
> I have made a small web page that attempts to summarize the sheetfed
> scanners that are available
> http://sites.google.com/site/sheetfedscannerslinux/. This is meant to
> complement the supported devices section of the Sane webpage.
> Also, I have recently purchased several of these on eBay, when I could
> get a really good price. I wanted to offer these to the Sane project as
> my contribution. If a Sane developer is interested in any of these,
> email me and describe your experience developing Sane. I will send you
> the scanner and it is yours to keep. You can use it or abuse it however
> you see fit. All I ask is that you put a driver into the Sane project
> for that device. I will pay for postage. I will try to pay any customs
> fees or VAT, but you may have to pay this.
> Here is a list of what I have available:
> Visioneer Strobe XP 200: This has a GL646 chipset, so it could be
> adapted to the genesys backend. It is powered through an external 17
> volt power supply. Mine fits North American style sockets.
> Visioneer Strobe XP 300: This has a GL842 chip, so it could be adapted
> to the genesys backend. It can be powered through the USB cable. It also
> can be powered through an external power supply for faster scans. It is
> a duplex scanner (scans both sides simultaneously). The scanner that I
> have does put a black line down the middle of one of the sides that it
> scans, which is probably due to a bad sensor. This should not affect the
> ability to develop a driver, but it may decrease the value of the
> scanner to you.
> Visioneer Strobe Pro: The chip inside appears to be a proprietary
> Visioneer chip. A whole new backend would probably have to be written.
> The only advantage to going through the trouble of doing this that I can
> see is that these scanners are really cheap on ebay. This scanner needs
> an external power supply.
> Pentax DS Mobile: This is supposedly the same as the syscan Travelscan
> Pro 2300. I won a lot of 10 of these on ebay and I expect that at least
> one will work. This has a LM9832/3 chip and should be adaptable to the
> plustek backend.
> Visioneer RoadWarrior: This has a GL842 chip, so it could be adapted to
> genesys. I have one of these that I paid full retail price and I am
> emotionally attached to it. I could loan it out for a few months, but
> I'd like to eventually get it back. Also, someone may already be working
> on this device. This device is powered through the USB cable.
> Visioneer OneTouch 5800 USB flatbed scanner: I have one of these that I
> don't want. It is pretty heavy, so I only want to ship this in the
> United States. Realtek RTS8801C chipset.
> --
> Jack McGill
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