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Selected KODAK Document Scanners Support LINUX Operating Systems

13 Mar, 2009

Selected KODAK Document Scanners Support LINUX Operating Systems

Washington, DC (March2009)  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.  To learn more, visit http://www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at http://www.kodak.com/go/followus.

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