Document scanning (TWAIN Working Group)

Hello everyone,

My name is Kevin Neal (CEO of P3iD Technologies) and Marketing Chair of the not for profit group, TWAIN Working Group (TWG - https://twain.org/). TWG has developed a document scanner open source API called TWAIN Direct (https://twaindirect.org/).

I’m looking to see if there is some interest among the LFX community to add document scanning to your applications? We think so but we like to get some more validation.

Thanks,
Kevin

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@Kevin_Neal - welcome to the community, nice to have you… I will leave it to the community to connect with you directly if they have interest.

  • Jen
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Hi @Jen_Shelby , I’ve been a big fan of LFX for a long time so I look forward to giving back to the community.

-Kevin

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Hello @Kevin_Neal - maybe you could share with the community the benefits of using the API?

Jen

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Hello @Jen_Shelby , great idea!

Very simply TWAIN Direct is a document scanner RESTful API which can be exposed as a Web Service. The traditional TWAIN Classic document scanner specification was a compiled scanner driver, usually for Windows operating systems, which didn’t offer easy integration especially to cloud services. Obviously as an API, and a Web Service, using document scanners with TWAIN Direct in Linux/VDI environments is MUCH more appealing!

For those that want to dig deeper into the TWAIN Direct project, here is a video that discusses some examples of very successful Open Source projects as well as “TWAIN Direct as a business strategy, not just a technology”: TWAIN Direct as a Business Strategy webinar_June 17 2021.mp4 on Vimeo

Thanks,
Kevin