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       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 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 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


       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 hexadecimal numbers that  identify
       the scanner.

       Every usb section can have additional options

       artecFirmwareFile @DATADIR@/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).

              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 directories 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 /usr/local/etc/sane.d.  If the value of the
              environment variable ends with the directory separator character, then the  default
              directories  are searched after the explicitly specified directories.  For example,
              setting SANE_CONFIG_DIR to "/tmp/config:" would result in directories "tmp/config",
              ".", and "/usr/local/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
              verbosity 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, 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 SANE.

       Please contact us if you find a bug:

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