I am thinking about writing a little utility for my scanner. Basically I want to network it. Scanner is HP 4100c and it is USB based. We usually use NT so that scanner cannot be used unless Win98 is available. Cannot stand Win98. So the question is, where do I start? I know that LView has good networking and remote control capabilities. So remote control is no problem (thank you NI). How do I deal with the scanner driver. Should I do like SANE (Linux networked scanner drivers) does and talk directly to the scanner, or should I try to deal with TWAIN interface for this scanner. Any suggestions appreciated! Also how do I deal with USB in LabVIEW. I also want this to be a quickie project so any experience s will be very appreciated.
p.s. TWAIN is rather archaic, isn't it?
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I have used TWAIN and if you are looking for a quickie app. You may be dissapointed. I found the TWAIN learning curve a bit steep and if you don't have proper documentation it will be quite an uphill battle especially if you have a close deadline. The Linux choice may be good however I have know experience dealing with this. Pat