sane-artec_eplus48u(5)    (11 Jul 2008)    sane-artec_eplus48u(5)

          sane-artec_eplus48u - SANE backend for the scanner Artec E+
          48U and re-badged models

          The sane-artec_eplus48u library implements a SANE (Scanner
          Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to several USB
          flatbed scanners using the GT6816 chipset like the Artec E+
          48U.  These scanners have a contact image sensor (CIS) and
          an USB interface.

          A complete list of supported devices can be found on


          This is ALPHA software. Especially if you test new or
          untested scanners, keep your hand at the scanner's plug and
          unplug it, if the head bumps at the end of the scan area.

          If you own a scanner other than the ones mentioned on the
          list that works with this backend, please let us know this
          by sending the scanner's exact model name and the USB vendor
          and product ids (e.g. from /proc/bus/usb/devices,
          sane-find-scanner(1) or syslog) to me. Even if the scanner's
          name is only slightly different from the models mentioned
          above, please let me know.

          If libusb-0.1.6 or later is installed, this section can be
          skipped. The scanner should be found by sane-find-scanner(1)
          without further actions. For setting permissions and general
          USB information look at sane-usb(5).

          When you are using the scanner module, a Linux kernel 2.4.12
          or newer is required.

          You need a firmware file for your scanner. That's a small
          file containing software that will be uploaded to the
          scanner's memory. For the scanners mentioned above, it's
          usually named Artec48.usb or 1200.usb. You can find it on
          the installation CD that was provided by the manufacturer,
          normally in the directory Win98, WinMe or similar.  If the
          Windows-driver is installed on your computer, then you can
          also find the firmware file under


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          The contents of the artec_eplus48u.conf file is a list of
          usb lines containing vendor and product ids that correspond
          to USB scanners. The file can also contain option lines.
          Empty lines and lines starting with a hash mark (#) are
          ignored.  The scanners are autodetected by usb vendor_id
          product_id statements which are already included into
          artec_eplus48u.conf . "vendor_id" and "product_id" are hex-
          adecimal numbers that identify the scanner.

          Every usb section can have additional options

          artecFirmwareFile /usr/share/sane/artec_eplus48u/Artec48.usb
               The path to the firmware file. This option is required.

          redGamma 1.0

          greenGamma 1.0

          blueGamma 1.0

          masterGamma 1.9
               These are the default gamma values. If you set the
               "Defaults" option with a frontend, then the gamma
               options are reset to the values specified here.

          redOffset 0x28

          greenOffset 0x2f

          blueOffset 0x2f

          redExposure 0xa7

          greenExposure 0x116

          blueExposure 0xdc
               These are the default values for offset and exposure
               time. You can e.g. change them to speed up calibration,
               if you don't want to save the calibration data to disk.

          vendorString Artec

          modelString E+ 48U
               By default, the scanner is reported as "Artec E+ 48U".
               If you don't like this, e.g.  because you have an
               Tevion MD 9693, then change the options accordingly.

               The backend configuration file (see also description of
               SANE_CONFIG_DIR below).

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               The static library implementing this backend.

               The shared library implementing this backend (present
               on systems that support dynamic loading).

               This environment variable specifies the list of direc-
               tories that may contain the configuration file.  Under
               UNIX, the directories are separated by a colon (`:'),
               under OS/2, they are separated by a semi-colon (`;').
               If this variable is not set, the configuration file is
               searched in two default directories: first, the current
               working directory (".") and then in /etc/sane.d. If the
               value of the environment variable ends with the direc-
               tory separator character, then the default directories
               are searched after the explicitly specified directo-
               ries. For example, setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to
               "/tmp/config:" would result in directories tmp/config,
               ., and /etc/sane.d being searched (in this order).

               If the library was compiled with debug support enabled,
               this environment variable controls the debug level for
               this backend.  Higher debug levels increase the ver-
               bosity of the output.

               Example: export SANE_DEBUG_ARTEC_EPLUS48U=3

          sane(7), sane-usb(5)

          Michael Herder.
          This backend is based on the gt68xx test-program written by
          Sergey Vlasov, Andreas Nowack, and David Stevenson. Thanks
          to everyone who tested the backend or reported bugs.
          This man page is based on man sane-gt68xx(5), written by
          Henning Meier-Geinitz.

          This backend has been tested on Linux only. If you are using
          it on a different platform, please contact us.

          Interpolation with 1200 dpi is weak.

          Support for buttons is missing due to missing support in

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          Please contact us if you find a bug:

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