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1 The TWAIN Standard for Image Acquisition “Linking Images and Applications” Pamela Doyle, Chair The TWAIN Working Group

2 The Year in Review Ported the TWAIN Toolkit to the Mac OSPorted the TWAIN Toolkit to the Mac OS Completed and Ratified the 1.9 SpecificationCompleted and Ratified the 1.9 Specification Ratified BylawsRatified Bylaws Heighten Relationship with MicrosoftHeighten Relationship with Microsoft Developed Relationship with AppleDeveloped Relationship with Apple Completed Test Recommendations Document for Applications (vers. 1.8)Completed Test Recommendations Document for Applications (vers. 1.8)

3 The TWAIN Working Group Board of Directors Adobe Systems, Inc.Adobe Systems, Inc. Digimarc CorporationDigimarc Corporation Eastman KodakEastman Kodak Fujitsu Computer Products of AmericaFujitsu Computer Products of America Hewlett-Packard Company JFL Peripheral Solutions Ricoh Corporation Xerox Corporation

4 Vision Statement “The TWAIN Working Group is a not for profit organization which represents the imaging industry whose purpose is to provide and foster a universal public standard which links applications and image acquisition devices. The ongoing mission of this organization is to continue to enhance the standard to accommodate future technologies.” “The TWAIN Working Group is a not for profit organization which represents the imaging industry whose purpose is to provide and foster a universal public standard which links applications and image acquisition devices. The ongoing mission of this organization is to continue to enhance the standard to accommodate future technologies.”

5 Significant Milestones Version Initial ReleaseVersion Initial Release Version Performance EnhancementsVersion Performance Enhancements Version Page Length Detect & Buffer Transfer (Introduces 6 new capabilities)Version Page Length Detect & Buffer Transfer (Introduces 6 new capabilities) Version Production Scanning Features (Introduces 11 new capabilities)Version Production Scanning Features (Introduces 11 new capabilities) Version Digital Camera Features (Introduces 60 new capabilities, half for Production Scanning Control)Version Digital Camera Features (Introduces 60 new capabilities, half for Production Scanning Control) Version 1.9 – Includes Support for the Mac Platform as well as improving upon 1.8.Version 1.9 – Includes Support for the Mac Platform as well as improving upon 1.8. \Maintained Backward Compatibility

6 Current & Future Plans Enhanced Web SiteEnhanced Web Site Increased Associate Member BaseIncreased Associate Member Base Published TWAIN Data Source Test Document For ApplicationsPublished TWAIN Data Source Test Document For Applications Integrated TWAIN Data Source 1.8 UpdateIntegrated TWAIN Data Source 1.8 Update Enhanced the Toolkit and Mac ToolkitEnhanced the Toolkit and Mac Toolkit TWAIN Specification version 1.9TWAIN Specification version 1.9 Increase Implementation and Software Support Within the Mac Community and Imaging Industry.Increase Implementation and Software Support Within the Mac Community and Imaging Industry. Possible Port to LinuxPossible Port to Linux

7 Microsoft Shipping DSM TWAIN Data Source Manager Shipping:TWAIN Data Source Manager Shipping: –WIN ’98 –Windows 2000 –Windows NT 5.0 WIA ArchitectureWIA Architecture

8 The Year Ahead YPromote the ADOPTION of TWAIN - Identify the TWAIN Compliant Community - Gain the ADOPTION of the Toolkit Vendors - Gain the ADOPTION of the Strategic Software Developers Developers - Gain the ADOPTION of the General - Gain the ADOPTION of the General ISV/IHV Community ISV/IHV Community

9 The Year Ahead (cont.) Grow the Apple RelationshipGrow the Apple Relationship –Ensure Future Useability Maintain the Microsoft RelationshipMaintain the Microsoft Relationship –Keep the Interests of Our Industry Visible Carbon Compliant DSM for MacCarbon Compliant DSM for Mac Investigate a Port to LinuxInvestigate a Port to Linux

10 The Year Ahead (cont.) Encourage Other Certification Providers to Join the RanksEncourage Other Certification Providers to Join the Ranks Grow Board and Associate MembershipGrow Board and Associate Membership Gain Feedback from the Industry to Help us Identify our Future DirectionGain Feedback from the Industry to Help us Identify our Future Direction Seek out New Technologies and Implement Where AppropriateSeek out New Technologies and Implement Where Appropriate Establish TWAIN as a Professional Coalition Representing our IndustriesEstablish TWAIN as a Professional Coalition Representing our Industries

11 The Benefits of TWAIN Open, mainstream standard -- broad access, vendor independentOpen, mainstream standard -- broad access, vendor independent Cross Platform Support -- market expansion, reduced development cost (Windows, Windows NT, MAC and Linux)Cross Platform Support -- market expansion, reduced development cost (Windows, Windows NT, MAC and Linux) Spans video and SCSI product lines -- reduced development costsSpans video and SCSI product lines -- reduced development costs Royalty freeRoyalty free

12 The Benefits of TWAIN (cont.) Test GuidelinesTest Guidelines Microsoft’s Shipping Data Source ManagerMicrosoft’s Shipping Data Source Manager Vendor Ships Data SourceVendor Ships Data Source 1.9 Specification Addresses Performance Issues and Mac1.9 Specification Addresses Performance Issues and Mac 1.8 Addresses Requirements of Digital Cameras and Adds Significant Scanner Capabilities1.8 Addresses Requirements of Digital Cameras and Adds Significant Scanner Capabilities Evolve Imaging from a Niche Market to a more Mainstream ApplicationEvolve Imaging from a Niche Market to a more Mainstream Application

13 Industry Adopters AdobeAdobe AdaptecAdaptec AvisionAvision CanonCanon CaptivaCaptiva CognitiveCognitive Bell + HowellBell + Howell CaereCaere CorelCorel CompulinkCompulink DoculexDoculex DocustreamDocustream Eastman KodakEastman Kodak EpsonEpson FujitsuFujitsu DunordDunord Hewlett-PackardHewlett-Packard Hyland SoftwareHyland Software Kofax Image Products Lead Tools Liberty IMS Logitech Magellan Software Micrografx Microsoft Minolta OTG Panasonic Presto Prevalent Software (Quillix) Ricoh ScanSoft TMSSequoia Ulead Visioneer Xerox


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