sane-sm3600 - SANE backend for Microtek scanners with M011 USB chip


   The  sane-sm3600  library  implements  a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy)
   backend that provides access to some Microtek scanners with the Toshiba
   M011 custom USB chip.  This backend should be considered alpha.

   There  are  also  backends for Microtek scanners with SCSI command set.
   Refer to sane-microtek(5) and sane-microtek2(5) for details.

   At present, the following scanners are known positively  to  work  with
   this backend:

          Vendor     Product id:     Remark:
          --------   --------------  -----------
          Microtek   ScanMaker 3600  all modes ok
          Microtek   ScanMaker 3700  reported to work
          Microtek   ScanMaker 3750  reported to work

   If  you  own  a Microtek scanner with the M011 chip other than the ones
   listed above, it may or may not work with SANE!


   This backend dynamically enables the options for the frontend, that are
   supported  by  the scanner in dependence of the scanning-mode and other
   options. Not supported options are disabled.

   The following options are supported by the Microtek2-driver:

   Color, grayscale, halftone and lineart scans.

   contrast, brightness, control, gamma correction.


   This backend does not support device names in a standardized form.


   This backend does not support a configuration file right now.


          The static library implementing this backend.

          The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems
          that support dynamic loading).


          If  the  library  was  compiled with debug support enabled, this
          environment variable controls the debug level for this  backend.
          E.g.,  a  value  of 128 requests all debug output to be printed.
          Smaller levels reduce verbosity. To see error messages on stderr
          set SANE_DEBUG_SM3600 to 1.

          E.g. just say:
          export SANE_DEBUG_SM3600=5




   Marian Eichholz (
   Glenn Ramsey (

                              14 Jul 2008                   sane-sm3600(5)


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