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Please help me make a script that communicates with a scanner.

Montana Burr
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Joined: May 04, 2014
Posts: 14
Hi,

My computer is connected to a scanner via the WiFi network. I want to build a script that tells that scanner to scan a document, then uploads the digital copy to a server. I use a computer that runs Mac OS X 10.9, and an HP ePrint printer, but I want the script to be as independent of scanner driver and computer OS as possible.
Martin Vajsar
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Joined: Aug 22, 2010
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Do you need the script to be written in Ruby?

I know there is the TWAIN interface for scanners, it might suit your needs. Perhaps there are others, though. And I believe I've worked with a scanner which didn't support TWAIN, so it might not be as universal as one would hope..
 
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