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