[sane-devel] Support of Mustek A3 2400S
jehan.marmottard at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 17:11:34 UTC 2014
On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 10:41 PM, Troels Thomsen
<troels.pil.thomsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> m. allan noah once wrote:
> "You might
> also want to investigate Fujitsu scanners, they are pricey, but they
> give me protocol documentation for most of their models, and so are
> fairly easy to support"
Thanks. I had a look and indeed they are *very* pricey. That's even a
completely different range of price. While Mustek scanners are in the
hundreds of EUR range, the Fujitsu are in the thousands range.
Maybe they are a lot better though, and if they give documentation are
FLOSS-friendly, but my current wallet would not allow me to buy these.
For information, I contacted Mustek, and they confirmed me that all
their scanners are compatible with Linux, even A3 2400S, which is not
written as such.
They also told me that the front button won't be supported on Linux
right now though, so the advantage of models such as A3F1200N/A3F2400N
I sent another email asking about the 32/64 bit part, since I hadn't
noticed this when I first sent the email.
> 2014-12-10 21:49 GMT+01:00 Jehan Pagès <jehan.marmottard at gmail.com>:
>> On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 8:54 PM, Bob Gustafson <bobgus at rcn.com> wrote:
>> > There is a nicer model -
>> > http://www.mustek.com/products/large-a3-scanner/9-a3f2400n.html
>> > In the specifications under 'System Requirements' it shows:
>> > Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (Service Pack 3)
>> > Mac OS X 10.7~10.10
>> > Linux Ubuntu12.04 kernel 3.11 32bit / Fedora 20 kernel 3.15 32bit
>> Yes after sending this email to the Sane mailing list, I checked other
>> scanners and discovered as well that some had announced Linux support,
>> which is nice.
>> Rather than the A3F2400N though, the A3 1200 HS looks interesting by
>> being faster, which I prefer to having buttons on the scanner, as long
>> as this does not affect the scan quality (there is also a A3 2400 HS
>> in their webshop, apparently so recently released that it is not even
>> in the main website, but honestly I think 1200 dpi is more than
>> enough). Now they don't really give much information on how faster it
>> would be (only comparison point is A3 200 dpi in 2.3 s for the HS, and
>> 3 s for the N model, no info for higher resolutions).
>> > Perhaps they are not really that serious about the Linux 32 bit?
>> Oh I didn't realize the 32 bit part. This is indeed annoying!
>> Maybe I'll send an email and ask.
>> > In their Support Drivers Downloads they don't specify bit size for Linux
>> > Driver A3F2400N NA Sep 19, 2014 Linux
>> > Technical Support is tsupport at mustek.com
>> > --------------------------------------
>> > I have been looking at Mustek for awhile - more or less limited by the
>> > same
>> > software driver issues.
>> Do you know of other good brands which make A3 scanners? Good quality
>> but reasonable price is what I am looking for.
>> > Bob G
>> > On 12/10/2014 01:17 PM, Jehan Pagès wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > I've been interested into a A3 scanner, found the Mustek A3 2400S on
>> > Amazon (http://www.amazon.fr/Mustek-A3-2400-Scanner-Plat/dp/B00A1K9M2Q)
>> > but I just can't figure out whether or not it is supported on Linux
>> > (and to which level of support).
>> > I used the scanner Search Engine:
>> > http://www.sane-project.org/cgi-bin/driver.pl?manu=mustek
>> > But no model seems to be exactly named "2400S" (there are a lot of
>> > 2400 CU|CS|TA (PLUS)? and so on, but no "S", and they all seem to have
>> > an additional naming like BearPaw, ScanExpress, etc. but such names
>> > are not used for this mustek product).
>> > Would anyone know if that is actually a different naming for another
>> > scanner in the Sane list, or is it simply not in the list? And if it
>> > is not, would anyone know if it would work anyway, has any experience
>> > with it or something?
>> > Also what seems to be the officiel spec:
>> > http://www.mustek.com/products/large-a3-scanner/12-a3-2400s.html
>> > Thanks.
>> > Jehan
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