The TWAIN Standard for Image Acquisition by wxr16887

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									The TWAIN Standard for
  Image Acquisition


“Linking Images and Applications”


    Pamela Doyle, Chair
 The TWAIN Working Group
                 The Year in Review

•   Ported the TWAIN Toolkit to the Mac OS
•   Completed and Ratified the 1.9 Specification
•   Ratified Bylaws
•   Heighten Relationship with Microsoft
•   Developed Relationship with Apple
•   Completed Test Recommendations Document for
    Applications (vers. 1.8)
               The TWAIN Working Group
                   Board of Directors

•   Adobe Systems, Inc.            •   Hewlett-Packard Company
•   Digimarc Corporation           •   JFL Peripheral Solutions
•   Eastman Kodak                  •   Ricoh Corporation
•   Fujitsu Computer Products of   •   Xerox Corporation
    America
                 Vision Statement
“The TWAIN Working Group is a not for profit
 organization which represents the imaging industry whose
 purpose is to provide and foster a universal public
 standard which links applications and image acquisition
 devices. The ongoing mission of this organization is to
 continue to enhance the standard to accommodate future
 technologies.”
                Significant Milestones
• Version 1.0 - Initial Release
• Version 1.5 - Performance Enhancements
• Version 1.6 - Page Length Detect & Buffer Transfer
  (Introduces 6 new capabilities)
• Version 1.7 - Production Scanning Features (Introduces 11
  new capabilities)
• Version 1.8 - Digital Camera Features (Introduces 60 new
  capabilities, half for Production Scanning Control)
• Version 1.9 – Includes Support for the Mac Platform as
  well as improving upon 1.8.
 Maintained Backward Compatibility
               Current & Future Plans

• Enhanced Web Site
• Increased Associate Member Base
• Published TWAIN Data Source Test Document For
  Applications
• Integrated TWAIN Data Source 1.8 Update
• Enhanced the Toolkit and Mac Toolkit
• TWAIN Specification version 1.9
• Increase Implementation and Software Support Within the
  Mac Community and Imaging Industry.
• Possible Port to Linux
               Microsoft Shipping DSM

• TWAIN Data Source Manager Shipping:
   – WIN ’98
   – Windows 2000
   – Windows NT 5.0
• WIA Architecture
                  The Year Ahead

 Promote the ADOPTION of TWAIN
  - Identify the TWAIN Compliant Community
  - Gain the ADOPTION of the Toolkit Vendors
  - Gain the ADOPTION of the Strategic Software
     Developers
  - Gain the ADOPTION of the General
    ISV/IHV Community
                    The Year Ahead (cont.)

• Grow the Apple Relationship
   – Ensure Future Useability

• Maintain the Microsoft Relationship
   – Keep the Interests of Our Industry Visible

• Carbon Compliant DSM for Mac
• Investigate a Port to Linux
               The Year Ahead (cont.)

• Encourage Other Certification Providers to Join the Ranks
• Grow Board and Associate Membership
• Gain Feedback from the Industry to Help us Identify our
  Future Direction
• Seek out New Technologies and Implement Where
  Appropriate
• Establish TWAIN as a Professional Coalition Representing
  our Industries
              The Benefits of TWAIN
• Open, mainstream standard -- broad access, vendor
  independent
• Cross Platform Support -- market expansion, reduced
  development cost (Windows, Windows NT, MAC and
  Linux)
• Spans video and SCSI product lines -- reduced
  development costs
• Royalty free
          The Benefits of TWAIN (cont.)
• Test Guidelines
• Microsoft’s Shipping Data Source Manager
• Vendor Ships Data Source
• 1.9 Specification Addresses Performance Issues and Mac
• 1.8 Addresses Requirements of Digital Cameras and Adds
  Significant Scanner Capabilities
• Evolve Imaging from a Niche Market to a more
  Mainstream Application
                      Industry Adopters
•   Adobe                      •   Kofax Image Products
•   Adaptec                    •   Lead Tools
•   Avision                    •   Liberty IMS
•   Canon                      •   Logitech
•   Captiva                    •   Magellan Software
•   Cognitive                  •   Micrografx
•   Bell + Howell              •   Microsoft
•   Caere                      •   Minolta
•   Corel                      •   OTG
•   Compulink                  •   Panasonic
•   Doculex                    •   Presto
•   Docustream                 •   Prevalent Software (Quillix)
•   Eastman Kodak              •   Ricoh
•   Epson                      •   ScanSoft
•   Fujitsu                    •   TMSSequoia
•   Dunord                     •   Ulead
•   Hewlett-Packard            •   Visioneer
•   Hyland Software            •   Xerox

								
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