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       sane-teco3 - SANE backend for TECO / RELISYS scanners


       The  sane-teco3  library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides
       access to some TECO SCSI flatbed scanners. This backend should be considered alpha-quality
       software!  TECO  scanners are sold under various brands like RELYSIS, PIOTECH, TRUST. This
       backend may or may not support yours.

       The scanners that should work with this backend are:

                Vendor Model                 TECO model   status
                ---------------------------  ----------  ----------
                Relisys Scorpio                VM3552     tested
                Plustek OpticPro 2400SP        VM3552     untested
                PIOTECH Splendeur 3024         VM3552     tested
                Trust Imagery 2400 SP          VM3552     tested
                Trust Imagery 4800 SP+         VM3552     tested
                Trust Imagery 9600 SP          VM3552     untested

       The TECO VM number can usually be found at the back of the scanner. It is also part of the
       FCC ID.

       The  options  the  backend supports can either be selected through command line options to
       programs like scanimage(1) or through GUI elements in xscanimage(1) or xsane(1).

       If you have any success with a scanner not listed here,  or  if  you  notice  any  strange
       behavior, please report to the backend maintainer or to the SANE mailing list.


       Valid command line options and their syntax can be listed by using:

              scanimage --help -d teco3

       Scan Mode

       --mode Black & White|Grayscale|Color
              Selects  the  basic  mode  of  operation of the scanner.  The Black & White mode is
              black and white only (1 bit).  Grayscale will produce 256 levels of gray (8  bits).
              Color will produce a 24-bit color image.

       --resolution 1..1200
              Selects the resolution for a scan. The scanner can do all resolutions between 1 and
              1200, in increments of 1.

              Requests a preview scan. The resolution used for that scan is 22 dpi and  the  scan
              area is the maximum allowed. The scan mode is user selected. The default is "no".

       Geometry options

       -l -t -x -y
              Control  the  scan  area:  -l  sets  the  top  left x coordinate, -t the top left y
              coordinate, -x selects the  width  and  -y  the  height  of  the  scan  area.   All
              parameters are specified in millimeters by default.


              Allows the user to specify a gamma table (see the next 3 parameters).

              Can  be  used to download a user defined gamma table for the red channel. The table
              must be 1024 bytes long.

              Can be used to download a user defined gamma table for the green channel. The table
              must be 1024 bytes long.

              Can  be used to download a user defined gamma table for the blue channel. The table
              must be 1024 bytes long.


       The configuration file /etc/sane.d/teco3.conf supports only one item: the device  name  to
       use (eg /dev/scanner).


              The static library implementing this backend.

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


              If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this  environment  variable
              controls  the debug level for this backend. E.g., a value of 128 requests all debug
              output to be printed. Smaller levels reduce verbosity.


       The windows TWAIN driver has many more options than this SANE backend.  However  they  are
       only software adjustments. This backend only implements what the scanner can support.


       Not much.


       sane-scsi(5), scanimage(1), xscanimage(1), xsane(1), sane(7)


       The package is actively maintained by Frank Zago.

                                           14 Jul 2008                              sane-teco3(5)