Re: Can Anyone help this guy out?

Date: Sat Jan 20 2001 - 21:47:46 PST

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    Another hard way to do it is take a close look at the twain driver that
    you already have. It might be possible to write some sort of a bridge
    between Windows 2000 and that driver. I.e. turn existing twain driver into
    a library, write a generic WDM driver for windows and then a glue
    application that interfaces all together.

    Having source code is nice, but there is still lots of stuff one can
    do with a binary.

                               Vladimir Dergachev

    On Sat, 20 Jan 2001, Rick Frank wrote:

    > Greetings TWG;
    > I'm trying to resolve a very serious and expensive problem. My
    > company is Northrop Grumman and we're a government Defense
    > Contractor. Several years ago we purchased for the government,
    > several thousand Logitech Pagescan Color scanners (parallel port
    > version) for a contract we were working. About two years ago
    > Logitech made the business decision to leave the scanner business and
    > henceforth, sold their scanner patent to a company called Storm
    > Technologies. Some time later, Storm Technologies filed for
    > bankruptcy and went out of business -- leaving no support for the
    > scanner.
    > About a year ago the project decided to upgrade the PC platform to
    > Windows 2000. A number of pretest measures were taken to ensure the
    > software application was compatible with the W2000 upgrade. But
    > unfortunately, no one bothered to verify beforehand that the scanner
    > would operate properly. Now, to our misfortune, we find it would
    > not! Apparently, the device driver is no longer compatible.
    > Logitech was (and as far as I know, still is) part of the original
    > TWAIN consortium. Several persons have said to me that it may be
    > possible that there is a TWAIN driver that can be used as a driver
    > for the Logitech Pagescan Color scanner. Is this the case? If not,
    > then is it possible that the specifications for designing a new
    > driver for the scanner for Windows 2000 might be acquired through the
    > TWAIN Working Group? If no to both of these questions, is there any
    > way that I can possibly find a copy of the driver specifications
    > needed to develop a driver for this device. Please not that Logitech
    > has already told me that they no longer support the device and Storm
    > Technologies is now defunct.
    > I appreciate your assistance.
    > "Byron E. Thornton" <>
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