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Selected KODAK Document Scanners Will Support the LINUX Operating Systems via UBUNTU, FEDORA and SUSE Distributions
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 00:00

Emphasizing support for open source and building on its previous participation in the OpenUSB Project, Kodak today announced at FOSE 2009 in Washington, D.C., the availability of a robust, open source and production quality scanning application for use on the LINUX Operating System called ScanTWAIN. ScanTWAIN functionality will support duplex scanning at rated speed on automatic document feeder (ADF) based scanners, like those available from Kodak. The ScanTWAIN scanning application is available via the SourceForge website and is issued under GPL, Gnu Public License, version 2.

“Business needs continue to generate high demand for specialized solutions and open source systems offer a flexible, effective and affordable option,” said Tony Barbeau, Vice President, Marketing, Document Imaging, Business Solutions and Services, Eastman Kodak Company. “Kodak is pleased to offer new image scanning capabilities and solutions via ScanTWAIN and our TWAIN 2.0 data source, or driver, for LINUX Operating Systems.”

As a member of the TWAIN Working Group, Kodak was influential in the creation of the new TWAIN 2.0 standard to fully support LINUX Operating Systems. Kodak is the first vendor to offer all the advanced scanning capabilities on LINUX OS that are normally available for its products on WINDOWS OS. In fact, Kodak’s TWAIN data source user interface for LINUX OS provides the same look, feel and functionality as the WINDOWS OS version.

Kodak’s TWAIN 2.0 data source user interface is fully internationalized, with support for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Czech, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Additionally, TWAIN 2.0 support programmatic control of the scanner without a GUI, enabling customers to create custom imaging solutions that separate scanning application components over the network.

Kodak also has released a SANE, Scanner Access Now Easy, driver for those users looking for compatibility with current LINUX OS based imaging applications such as the GIMP, Gnu Image Manipulation Program. More information regarding the SANE protocol and project can be found at www.sane-project.org.

The following KODAK Document Scanners fully support LINUX OS:

  • KODAK i1210 Scanner
  • KODAK i1220 Scanner
  • KODAK i1310 Scanner
  • KODAK i1320 Scanner
  • KODAK i1410 Scanner
  • KODAK i1420 Scanner
  • KODAK A3 Flatbed Accessory
  • KODAK A4 Flatbed Accessory

LINUX distributions which are fully supported (user interface requires Mono Version 1.26 or higher):

  • SUSE 10.1+
  • FEDORA 8+
  • UBUNTU 6.06+
 

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