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WIA Scanners


What is WIA?

Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) is a new standard for scanner drivers to be written. The standard that has been custom for so long was the TWAIN standard. But Microsoft introduced WIA drivers in Windows ME. WIA provides developers with a relatively easy way to write support for scanners. So many scanner manufactures, looking to save money on development, are going with WIA scanners as their primary source to drive older scanners. The end result is the user is stuck with a basic interface, with little to no advanced features.


Why WIA?

As I touched on in the last paragraph one of the reasons is money. It takes less time to develop a WIA driver, and the hope is that they will be able to have a longer life cycle. Because it is a standard provided by Microsoft they can write their operating systems to work with older WIA drivers. The good news for consumers is that their scanners may be supported longer by their manufacturers. The bad news is that you are stuck with software that only handles the basic functions of scanning. But there is an answer to this problem! WIA is accesable through TWAIN, so many of the scanner programs out there will work with your scanner. And our products, Art-Copy and Collate, replace the interface that you are stuck with. They also allow you to have many of the advanced features that your scanner is capable of; from PDF and Tiff creation that Art-Copy provides, to advanced color controls that Art-Scan provides.

What WIA drivers are automatically supported by Windows XP and ME?

Windows XP and Windows ME, both come bundled with a host of WIA drivers. So all of our software will work with these scanners without issue:



Acer/Benq


AcerScan 310
AcerScan 320
AcerScan 620
AcerScan 640
AcerScan 640BT
AcerScan 640BU
AcerScan 1240UT
AcerScan 5100
S2W 3300
S2W 4300 (16v)

Compaq


S4-100

Epson


ActionScanner II (GT-5000) GT-5500
ES-1000C (GT-8500)
Expression 636

Fujitsu


ScanPartner 3091
ScanPartner 3092

HP


IIc
IIcx
IIp
ScanJet 2100C
ScanJet 3300C
ScanJet 3400C
3P
ScanJet 4100C
ScanJet 4200C
ScanJet 4300C
4P
ScanJet 5100C
ScanJet 5200C
ScanJet 5300C
ScanJet 5370C
4P
ScanJet 6100C
ScanJet 6200C
ScanJet 6250C
ScanJet 6300C
ScanJet 6350C

Kodak


DS 3500
DS 3520
DS 4500

Microtek


3600
12UXL
C3
E6
X6

Ricoh


IS420
IS430
IS450

Umax


Astra 600S
Astra 610P
Astra 610S
Astra 1200S
Astra 1220S
Astra 1220U
Astra 2000U
Astra 2100U
Astra 2200
Astra 2400S
AstraNet e3400
AstraNet e3420
AstraNet e3450
AstraNet e3470
Astra 4000U
AstraNet e5400
AstraNet e5420
AstraNet e5450
AstraNet e5470
PowerLook 1100

Xerox


DocuCentre

Primax Colorado


USB 19200

Epson


Epson GT-5000 (SCSI)
Epson GT-5500 (SCSI)
Epson GT-8500 (SCSI)
Epson GT-9500 (SCSI)
Expression 636 (SCSI)

HP


IIc
IIcx
IIp
3c
3P
ScanJet 4100C
4c
4P
ScanJet 5200C
5P
ScanJet 6100C
ScanJet 6200C
ScanJet 6300C
ScanJet 6350C

Microtek


ScanMaker 4
ScanMaker 5
ScanMaker 6400XL
ScanMaker 9600XL
ScanMaker E3
ScanMaker E6
ScanMaker V300
ScanMaker V310
ScanMaker V600
ScanMaker X6
ScanMaker X6EL
ScanMaker X6u
ScanMaker C3u
ScanMaker C6u
ScanMaker V6USL
ScanMaker X12USL
ScanMaker V6UPL

Umax


Astra 600S
Astra 610S
Astra 1200S
Astra 1220S
Astra 1220U
Astra 2000U
Astra 2100U
Astra 2200
Astra 2400S
Astra 4000U
PowerLook 1100

Visioneer


6400 USB
OneTouch 8600 USB
OneTouch 8100 USB
7600 USB
6100 USB
5300 USB

Scanner software compatible with the following:
  • Canon
  • Brother
  • Epson
  • HP
  • Lexmark
  • Fujitsu