[sane-devel] Fuji Lanovia C-550.
pete at petelancashire.com
Tue May 17 14:42:15 UTC 2011
yep, thats why my offer for this thing is only $100. Be one of those projects
with the goal of someday finding either some internal docs or a Mac with the
code and dongle. There's a 43" wide x infinate length scanner in the garage
in the same state. .. but it was "free".
On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 7:05 AM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you cannot run the machine due to missing software or dongle, you
> cannot snoop on the communication protocol. No snoops = no reverse
> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Pete Lancashire
> <pete at petelancashire.com> wrote:
>> Ever since Fuji got out of the scanner biz the price has been dropping
>> fast, very fast. And as usual the PC, in this case a Mac that was
>> dedicated to it along with the proprietary software and lic. dongle
>> are usually long gone in another direction, thats the situation this
>> one is in. So far I can't even get Fuji or Agfa who resold it to even
>> give me more the the usual 'we don't support it anymore, click'.
>> HP lost the sale of 250 printers when I got that replay a few years
>> ago. The short term bean counters just don't get it.
>>> Unfortunately, at 5000 Dpi, I'd bet this thing uses some interesting compression, which could be hard to decode.
>> 5000 x 18 x 13 x 48 (dpi, x, y, bits/pixel) , compression - I hope so !!!
>> PS C .. yes years ago, but it's like riding a bike :-)
>> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 5:13 PM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Not that I've heard. Its a pretty pricey piece to 'play with' :)
>>> However, if you've got some C programming experience, you might be in
>>> luck. More expensive scanners tend to have simpler protocols.
>>> Unfortunately, at 5000 Dpi, I'd bet this thing uses some interesting
>>> compression, which could be hard to decode.
>>> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 5:55 PM, Pete Lancashire
>>> <pete at petelancashire.com> wrote:
>>>> Has anyone connected one of these beasts up to a Linux box and
>>>> succeeded with sane ?
>>>> I've been offered one at what I think is a reasonable price.
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> "The truth is an offense, but not a sin"
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