- The first zero-footprint, mobile-ready version of TWAIN’s royalty-free open standard protocol.
- TWAIN Direct expedites development of applications accessing scanners, without requiring vendor-specific drivers.
- TWAIN Direct addresses the need for something simple and direct that expedites application development and results in a feature-rich end user experience.
- Supports direct network communication between desktop or mobile applications and scanning devices.
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Historically, developers had to decide which Image Capture API to use (e.g., TWAIN, WIA, ISIS, SANE, ICA, etc.) in order to “image-enable” an application. This decision was primarily influenced by the operating system and the API’s supported by the scanner hardware, which presented challenges for developers to switch to different operating systems, different scanner products, or to support new ones.
Now, using the TWAIN Direct specification, developers have a protocol to allow their applications to communicate with scanners without the need for proprietary scanner drivers regardless of operating system. The TWAIN Direct initiative is designed to minimize the coding required to support fully-featured image capture solutions in developer applications.
TWAIN Direct reduces development time from weeks to days, supports modern programming languages, and delivers better user experience with a full feature set best suited for any application. Additionally, developers with existing TWAIN drivers can take advantage of TWAIN Direct today.
Take advantage of TWAIN Direct today with TWAIN Bridge.