Manpage of sane-teco2


Section: SANE Scanner Access Now Easy (5)
Updated: 19 March 2002
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sane-teco2 - SANE backend for TECO / RELISYS scanners  


The sane-teco2 library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to some TECO SCSI flatbed scanners. This backend should be considered alpha-quality software! TECO scanners are sold under various brands like Relisys, Piotech, TRUST. This backend may or may not support yours.

The scanners that should work with this backend are:

   Vendor Model           TECO model       status
---------------------- -------------- -----------

  Relisys Scorpio Super 3  VM3575         tested
  Apollo Express 6         VM656A         tested
  Scorpio Pro-S            VM6586         tested

Note that the untested scanner will not be directly supported. You should contact the author for that.

The TECO VM number can usually be found at the back of the scanner. It is also part of the FCC ID.

The options the backend supports can either be selected through command line options to programs like scanimage or through GUI elements in xscanimage or xsane.

If you have any success with a scanner not listed here, or if you have any strange behavior, please report to the backend maintainer or to the SANE mailing list.

Valid command line options and their syntax can be listed by using

scanimage --help -d teco2

Scan Mode

selects the basic mode of operation of the scanner valid choices are Black & White , Grayscale and Color The Black & White mode is black and white only (1 bit). Grayscale will produce 256 levels of gray (8 bits). Color will produce a 24 bits color image.

selects the resolution for a scan. The scanner can do all resolutions between 1 and 600, in increments of 1.

Geometry options

-l -t -x -y
control the scan area: -l sets the top left x coordinate, -t the top left y coordinate, -x selects the width and -y the height of the scan area. All parameters are specified in millimeters by default.

Enhancement options

(color mode only) allows the user to specify a gamma table (see the next 3 parameters).

(color mode only) can be used to download a user defined gamma table for the red channel. The table must be 256 bytes long.

(color mode only) can be used to download a user defined gamma table for the green channel. The table must be 256 bytes long.

(color mode only) can be used to download a user defined gamma table for the blue channel. The table must be 256 bytes long.

requests a preview scan. The resolution used for that scan is 22 dpi and the scan area is the maximum allowed. The scan mode is user selected. The default is "no".



The configuration file /etc/sane.d/teco2.conf supports only one information: the device name to use (eg /dev/scanner).



The static library implementing this backend.
The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems that support dynamic loading).



If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this environment variable controls the debug level for this backend. E.g., a value of 128 requests all debug output to be printed. Smaller levels reduce verbosity.



The windows TWAIN driver has many more options than this SANE backend. However they are only software adjustments. This backend only implements what the scanner can support.



Plenty. Parts of this backend are still under development.



sane-scsi(5), scanimage(1), xscanimage(1), xsane(1), sane(7)



The package is actively maintained by Frank Zago.



Thanks to:

Gerard Klaver for his relentless VM3575 testings.
Mark Plowman for providing the first SCSI traces from a VM3575.
Andreas Klaedtke for providing the first SCSI traces from a VM6586 and for his testing, and to Stefan von Dombrowski for his testing.
Nicolas Peyresaubes for providing the first SCSI traces from a VM656A and for his testing.
Dave Parker for testing the support for the VM6575.




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