Additional Requirements

TWAIN Drivers: ccScan supports only scanner or multi-function devices or printers (MFD or MFP) with TWAIN drivers. This includes most TWAIN scanners manufactured in the last few years and recent MFDs or MFPs. Refer to the specification section of your scanner product data sheet or user guide to verify that the scanner uses a TWAIN driver. TWAIN drivers are usually delivered with new scanners and may be installed if you run scanner setup from the CD-ROM. Note that some low-end, very inexpensive scanners do not support TWAIN drivers. Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners do not have TWAIN drivers. Epson scanners or MFPs work fine but may not show the manufacturer’s Scanner Settings dialog box from ccScan.

Storage: ccScan can be installed on a stand-alone computer or a workgroup computer. Storage locations may be local, network shares, NAS, SANs, USB or Firewire drives or removable media. Storage capacity depends on the number and size of documents stored. ccScan consumes 350 MB on the installation drive. If deferred indexing (Index/QA Later) is used, documents are cached temporarily on the local computer or a network-share created for that purpose. In this instance, the computer maintaining the cache will require additional disk storage equal to or slightly more than the size of the temporary images.

Networks: In all cases importing or scanning documents to a repository or folder on a network or the Internet is highly dependent on the network effective bandwidth. A dial-up network will not support continuous scanning and storing of documents even from the slowest scanners. Modern intranets and Internet connections via Gigabit Ethernet or Wireless can easily support continuous scanning and storing of documents. When scanning and storing high volumes of documents at a time over the Internet consider using ccScan’s deferred indexing (Index/QA Later) from multiple workstations for indexing and document naming. Then scanning or importing and automation can proceed at flank speed as will indexing and export to the storage repository.