[bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners USB vs SCSI?

  • From: James Nuttall <jnuttallphd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 05:21:52 -0700 (PDT)

Hello Julie:

Yes, my computer has USB 2.0.  I guess the point of my questions really are 
does the connection to the computer have anything to do with the speed of the 
scanner?  Is the scanner speed basically fixed by the scanner?  When people 
have upgraded their scanners have been noticed a significant decrease in 
scanning time?

Jim -- Michigan

"J.M." <inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi, Jim. Do you even have a newer computer that supports USB 2.0? I know this 
sounds obvious, but if you don't, getting a scanner that supports it wouldn't 
be of much help, so I just thought I'd throw that question out there, since USB 
2.0 hasn't been out for too long, and there are people out there still with 
older systems. *smile* Take care.
Julie Morales
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: James Nuttall 
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 6:52 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanners USB vs SCSI?

Hello Mary:
Actually the Epson Perfection 1240U USB 1.0 is listed as a fast scanner by 
Kurzweil.  A typical page in a book requires about 15 seconds per scan with 
reset.  In actuality I find that I am lucky to get 100 pages per hour given OCR 
and all.  I was thinking about acquiring a new scanner that could cut down the 
scanning time.  I wondered if USB 2 scanners would be any faster? In the 
demonstration video of the new OptiBook scanner it took about six seconds per 
scan and reset.  This would cut my scanning time in half, but there still is 
the OCR and spellcheck which would stay the same.
Jim -- Michigan

Mary Otten <maryotten@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Jim,
I don't recall that the 1240 was mentioned as one of the slow Epsons. I think 
the 1250 was, or 1650, something with 50. How long does it take for you to scan 
a page? You're talking scanning here, right? Not 
recognition, which takes additional time, and which speed depends on your 
machine's available memory, hard drive speed, processor etc. I believe the 1240 
would not benefit from usb 2.0, because it came out before 
usb 2.0, but I might be wrong. I'm using an older scsi scanner, an hp4p. and I 
find that its speed is quite acceptable. 

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