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          sane-fujitsu - SANE backend for Fujitsu flatbed and ADF

          The sane-fujitsu library implements a SANE (Scanner Access
          Now Easy) backend which provides access to most Fujitsu
          flatbed and ADF scanners.

          This document describes backend version 136, which shipped
          with SANE 1.0.30.

          This version supports every known model which speaks the
          Fujitsu SCSI and SCSI-over-USB protocols. Specifically, the
          SCSI M309x and M409x series, the SCSI fi-series, most of the
          USB fi-series, the USB ScanSnap S5xx/S15xx, and the USB
          iX1xx/5xx series scanners are supported. Please see the list
          for details.

          This backend may support other Fujitsu scanners. The best
          way to determine level of support is to test the scanner
          directly, or to collect a trace of the windows driver in
          action.  Please contact the author for help or with test

          The following scanners are known NOT to work with this back-
          end, either because they have a non-fujitsu chipset, or an
          unsupported interface type. Some of these scanners may be
          supported by another backend.

               SCSI:        SERIAL:      USB:
               ------------ ------------ ------------
               ScanStation  M3093E/DE/EX fi-4110EOX/2
               ScanPartner  M3096EX      fi-4010CU
               SP-Jr        M3097E+/DE   S300/S300M
               SP-10/10C    M3099A/EH/EX S1300/S1100
               SP-15C/300C               fi-60F/65F
               SP-600C/620C              fi-5015C

          Effort has been made to expose all hardware options,

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          source s
               Selects the source for the scan. Options may include
               "Flatbed", "ADF Front", "ADF Back", "ADF Duplex", "Card
               Front", "Card Back", "Card Duplex".

          mode m
               Selects the mode for the scan. Options may include
               "Lineart", "Halftone", "Gray", and "Color".

          resolution, y-resolution
               Controls scan resolution. Setting --resolution also
               sets --y-resolution, though this behavior is overridden
               by some frontends.

          tl-x, tl-y, br-x, br-y
               Sets scan area upper left and lower right coordinates.
               These are renamed t, l, x, y by some frontends.

          page-width, page-height
               Sets paper size. Used by scanner to determine centering
               of scan coordinates when using ADF and to detect double
               feed errors.

          Other options will be available based on the capabilities of
          the scanner: machines with IPC or DTC will have additional
          enhancement options, those with CMP will have compression
          options, those with a printer will have a group of endorser

          Additionally, several 'software' options are exposed by the
          backend. These are reimplementations of features provided
          natively by larger scanners, but running on the host com-
          puter. This enables smaller machines to have similar capa-
          bilities. Please note that these features are somewhat sim-
          plistic, and may not perform as well as the native implemen-
          tations. Note also that these features all require that the
          driver cache the entire image in memory. This will almost
          certainly result in a reduction of scanning speed.

          Use 'scanimage --help' to get a list, but be aware that some
          options may be settable only when another option has been
          set, and that advanced options may be hidden by some fron-
          tend programs.

          The configuration file fujitsu.conf is used to tell the
          backend how to look for scanners, and provide options con-
          trolling the operation of the backend.  This file is read
          each time the frontend asks the backend for a list of

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          scanners, generally only when the frontend starts. If the
          configuration file is missing, the backend will be unable to
          locate any scanners.

          Scanners can be specified in the configuration file in 4

          "scsi FUJITSU"
               Requests backend to search all scsi buses in the system
               for a device which reports itself to be a scanner made
               by 'FUJITSU'.

          "scsi /dev/sg0" (or other scsi device file)
               Requests backend to open the named scsi device. Only
               useful if you have multiple compatible scanners con-
               nected to your system, and need to specify one. Proba-
               bly should not be used with the other "scsi" line

          "usb 0x04c5 0x1042" (or other vendor/product ids)
               Requests backend to search all usb buses in the system
               for a device which uses that vendor and product id. The
               device will then be queried to determine if it is a
               Fujitsu scanner.

          "usb /dev/usb/scanner0" (or other device file)
               Some systems use a kernel driver to access usb scan-
               ners. This method is untested.

          The only configuration option supported is
          "buffer-size=xxx", allowing you to set the number of bytes
          in the data buffer to something other than the compiled-in
          default, 65536 (64K). Some users report that their scanner
          will "hang" mid-page, or fail to transmit the image if the
          buffer is not large enough.

          Note: This option may appear multiple times in the configu-
          ration file. It only applies to scanners discovered by
          'scsi/usb' lines that follow this option.

          Note: The backend does not place an upper bound on this
          value, as some users required it to be quite large. Values
          above the default are not recommended, and may crash your OS
          or lockup your scsi card driver. You have been warned.

          The backend uses a single environment variable,
          SANE_DEBUG_FUJITSU, which enables debugging output to
          stderr. Valid values are:

               5  Errors
               10 Function trace

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               15 Function detail
               20 Option commands
               25 SCSI/USB trace
               30 SCSI/USB writes
               31 SCSI/USB reads
               35 Useless noise

          Flatbed units may fail to scan at maximum area, particularly
          at high resolution.

          Any model that does not support VPD during inquiry will not
          function until an override is added to the backend.

          CCITT Fax compression used by older scanners is not sup-

          JPEG output is supported by the backend, but not by the SANE
          protocol, so is disabled in this release. It can be enabled
          if you rebuild from source.

          m3091 backend: Frederik Ramm <frederik a t remote d o t org>
          m3096g backend: Randolph Bentson <bentson a t holmsjoen d o
          t com>
            (with credit to the unnamed author of the coolscan driver)
          fujitsu backend, m3093, fi-4340C, ipc, cmp, long-time main-
            Oliver Schirrmeister <oschirr a t abm d o t de>
          m3092: Mario Goppold <mgoppold a t tbzpariv d o t
          tcc-chemnitz dot de>
          fi-4220C and basic USB support: Ron Cemer <ron a t roncemer
          d o t com>
          fi-4120, fi-series color, backend re-write, jpeg, current
            m. allan noah: <kitno455 a t gmail d o t com>

          JPEG output and low memory usage support funded by:
            Archivista GmbH

          Endorser support funded by:
            O A S Oilfield Accounting Service Ltd
            1500, 840 - 7th Avenue S.W.
            Calgary, Alberta
            T2P 3G2 Canada

          Automatic length detection support funded by:
            Martin G. Miller mgmiller at

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          Hardware donated, software image enhancement and fi-6/7xxx
          support funded by:
            Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

          iX500 support funded by:
            Prefix Computer Services

          sane(7), sane-scsi(5), sane-usb(5), sane-sp15c(5),
          sane-avision(5), sane-epjitsu(5)

          m. allan noah: <kitno455 a t gmail d o t com>

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