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Scanner input for PHP

I have a scanner connected to my server running Apache.

I would like to have a script that allows me to get a pdf file directly
from the scanner.

Is this do-able?

Jul 17 '05 #1
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ka****@gmail.com wrote:
I have a scanner connected to my server running Apache.

I would like to have a script that allows me to get a pdf file directly
from the scanner.

Is this do-able?


You'll have to check with your scanner's manufacturer. You'll need to
see if they have a developer's toolkit available for the scanner, and if
so, if it has PHP extensions.

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Jul 17 '05 #2
"karimt" wrote:
I have a scanner connected to my server running Apache.

I would like to have a script that allows me to get a pdf file
directly
from the scanner.

Is this do-able?


doubtful. PHP is not a recognized language for this sort of thing. I
think you can find a scanner model with api (windows, Linux, etc.)
written in a non-php language. Then you can develop a simple app in
that language that would save the scanner out put to files in a
directory. Then you can write a php app that reads the scans for
files in that directory.

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Jul 17 '05 #3
steve,
"karimt" wrote:
> I have a scanner connected to my server running Apache.
>
> I would like to have a script that allows me to get a pdf file
> directly
> from the scanner.
>
> Is this do-able?


doubtful. PHP is not a recognized language for this sort of thing. I
think you can find a scanner model with api (windows, Linux, etc.)
written in a non-php language. Then you can develop a simple app in
that language that would save the scanner out put to files in a
directory. Then you can write a php app that reads the scans for
files in that directory.


Not really correct. PHP is based off of C, of which, you can build a
PHP Extension from that. Basically what he should look for is an API
utilizing C or C++ and build an extension to work with PHP. Then load
it within the script he needs to keep other people from accessing it.

Mike
Jul 17 '05 #4
> Not really correct. PHP is based off of C, of which, you can build a
PHP Extension from that. Basically what he should look for is an API
utilizing C or C++ and build an extension to work with PHP. Then load
it within the script he needs to keep other people from accessing it.


By load it in the script I am talking about loading the module within
the script instead of including it with the PHP Extensions that are
within the ini or statically linked.

Mike
Jul 17 '05 #5

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