Image Access FAQs
This page contains a growing collection of the most commonly asked questions about WideTEK and Bookeye scanners, Scan2Net firmware and other associated hard- and software products offered by Image Access. Our scanners are not only a simple peripheral device like traditional scanners, but they also include a complete Linux PC and operate as a web server. Image Access scanners are very easy to use but to make full use of all functionality of the built-in PC, some additional configuration needs to be done. The purpose of these FAQs is to help you understand the advanced features of the scanners and get the most out of your Image Access product.
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|Integrating Billing Systems||Version 1.0||January 16, 2017||English|
|This FAQ describes how to use the option "Journal / Billing" to communicate with user identification servers; databases or simple external card readers to charge the scanning and transferal of the images.|
Image Access scanners always include a PC running under Linux. The system can communicate with user identification servers; databases or simple external card readers to charge the scanning and transferal of the images. The option "Journal / Billing" can be purchased through our portal https://portal.imageaccess.de. The communication to many third party billing systems is integrated in the Scan2Net® software including: Shomäcker, Intercard, Copytron, Emos Pharos, Cartadis and Mifare.
|Using Zonal and Background OCR||Version 1.4||June 15, 2016||English|
|This FAQ describes how to use the basic zonal functionality included in Scan2Net as well as how to purchase, install and use the background OCR option in ScanWizard. The intended target audience is the operator and the administrator of the scanner at the customer site.|
Image Access scanners always include a PC running under Linux. The Scan2Net® software includes a basic zonal OCR functionality and has now been enhanced with an OCR module based on the Tesseract OCR engine and the layout analysis software Leptonica. This enhancement, known as the ?background OCR? option can be purchased through our portal https://portal.imageaccess.de.
The Tesseract engine is known to be one of the best OCR software engines and currently supports more than 100 languages, including many from Asia. Many language packages can be downloaded for free from our portal and can all be installed on the target scanner. The engine works best however, if only one or a maximum of two languages are activated at the time of reading.
The OCR engine runs in the background at a low priority level and uses all remaining computing power. The multitasking software will not slow down the scanning process or any other processes. If OCR is enabled the user scans as always and depending on the size of the document and the speed of the operator, it will OCR page by page and may not keep up at certain stages. The software shows the progress on each page and at the end it may take a couple of extra seconds to complete if it did not keep up from the beginning.
This FAQ describes both the zonal OCR single scan functionality as well as the optional background OCR for OCR processes in job mode. Since background OCR is an option, the purchase and installation processes are also described here. The intended target audience is the operator and the administrator of the scanner at the customer site.
|Scan to an SMB Share||Version 1.8||March 3, 2017||English|
|This FAQ will guide you through the typical setup procedures necessary to scan to remote resources like SMB shares.|
Image Access scanners are not only a peripheral, like other scanners and printers, they also include a Linux PC which can actively send data to various network resources. If this functionality is not needed, the installation process is as simple as installing any other network peripheral. The scanner needs a valid IP address and a correct subnet mask. In some cases, it might be required to also define the IP address of the gateway to connect to other subnets. If the scanner and the host are in the same subnet, the gateway should have the same IP as the scanner or it should be left blank.
To leverage the full functionality including the capability to scan to remote resources like SMB shares, the scanner and the host(s) must be configured correctly. There are many network architectures and many operating systems existing and this FAQ will guide you through the typical setup procedures necessary to accomplish this task. The screen shots are only examples and the descriptions might not exactly match what you find in your current system environment, but we believe that this FAQ can give answers to most questions. The intended target audience is the administrator of the target network, who would also have all the necessary access right to include a new PC into the network.