Applies to v4.0.x or Higher

Ephesoft features allow the users to directly scan the documents using high speed scanners and process them without much hassle. Web Scanner is a fast and easy to use feature. Following are the steps on how to use the web scanner:

Step 1 – Open the Ephesoft WebUI and choose Scan New Documents located on the bottom-right by the Operator Menu on the Ephesoft UI Home Page.

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Or go to the WebScanner.html URL

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Or use the New side bar menu in v4.0 or higher to navigate to the Web Scanner UI from any page in the UI

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The following window should appear, when Web Scanner is selected.

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Step 2 –  Select the batch class, documents need to be processed in. In this example we will choose BC1. BC2 or any other customized Batch class can also be selected. This step needs to be done before scanning can begin.

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Step 3 (Optional) – To select the scanner from which the scanned images need to imported. To select a scanner click on Select Source and a window will pop up with the installed scanners on the server.


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Selecting source scanner is not a necessary step. For example if you have only one source scanner, this step can be skipped. It uses the last selected scanner. In case of one scanner, it will automatically use the same scanner every time the scanning is started.

Step 4 – Click on Start button to start scanning and importing the images. After few seconds scanned images will appear on the screen. This is how it will look like.

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Stop Button is use to stop a running scan or you can let the scan complete and the scanner will trigger the automatic stop and refresh.

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After all the pages are scanned, click on Finish button the following screen will appear.

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Click OK to finish and you will see the following message.

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Web Scanner IE Configuration

  • If login page appears than enter valid credentials on login page otherwise skip this step.
  • Please check the following options on the security popup that appeared if you are running web scanner for the first time on IE.
    • I accept the risk and want to run this application.
    • Always trust content from this publisher. (Click the hide option arrow for this option to be visible)
  • Refresh your browser and you can start using the Ephesoft Web Scanner

Troubleshooting

  • If the Start button is not visible after refreshing, please restart the browser.
  • If error message “Unable to perform action:INITIALIZE on the Web Scanner Applet” appears, please update your browser’s Java plugin.

How to change Web Scanner settings

Web scanner settings can be changed in the Scanner Profiles at Batch Class configuration. Edit your batch class and navigate to Scanner Profiles tab.

Administrators can create multiple scanner profiles for operators to switch between settings such as paper size, color vs black&white, etc…

Here are the settting parameters and their explanations:

  • current_pixel_type. Possible values are:
    • 0: 1-bit per pixel, black and white
    • 1: grayscale, normally 8 but can be 4- or 16-bit
    • 2: RGB color, 24-bit (can also be 48-bit, and rarely 15, 16, or 32-bit)
    • 3: indexed color (image has a color table) 8 or 4-bit.
    • 4: CMY color, 24-bit
    • 5: CMYK color, 32-bit
  • bit_depth. In theory, bit depth is per color channel e.g. 24-bit RGB has bit depth 8. In practice a lot of devices return 24 as the bit depth for RGB. Possible values are:
    • 1: 1-bit per pixel, black and white
    • 8: grayscale, but some scanners may require it to be 4- or 16-bit
    • 24: RGB color, but some scanners may require it to be 48-bit, and rarely 15, 16, or 32-bit
  • multi_transfer. By default, the multi-transfer flag is FALSE(0). This means that Ephesoft Web Scanner closes down TWAIN after each image transfer. If the multi-transfer flag is non-zero: After an Acquire, the Source is left open and enabled to allow additional images to be acquired in the same session. Possible values are:
    • true: Scan multiple pages in one session
    • false: Scan and close the twain session
  • hide_ui. Hide the Source User Interface. Possible values are:
    • true:
    • false:
  • select_feeder. Control of the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). Possible values are:
    • true:
    • false:
  • auto_scan. This is an optional feature supported by some ADF scanners. When enabled, the scanner will scan pages before they are requested, buffering them in the scanner or host PC. When disabled, the scanner will not feed and scan a page until the application asks for it. Used to achieve maximum throughput on ADF scanners. Possible values are:
    • true:
    • false:
  • enable_duplex. Setting the scanner for simplex or duplex scanning if the scanner supports it. Possible values are:
    • true: Scan Duplex
    • false: Scan Simplex
  • blank_page_mode. This tells Ephesoft web Scanner to detect and discard blank pages. Use blank_page_threshold to adjust the threshold for ‘blankness’. Possible values are:
    • 1 (True)
    • 0 (False)
  • blank_page_threshold. The blank page threshold is a number between 0 and 1.0. If the number of ‘dark’ pixels on a page divided by the total number of pixels on the page is less than this threshold, the page is considered ‘blank’. Possible values are:
    • between 0 and 1.0, The Default blank page threshold is: 0.02 (= 2% dark pixels).
  • dpi. dpi in inches such as:
    • 200
    • 300
    • other values scanners supports
  • color. Possible values are:
    • 0: 1-bit per pixel, black and white
    • 1: grayscale, normally 8 but can be 4- or 16-bit
    • 2: RGB color, 24-bit (can also be 48-bit, and rarely 15, 16, or 32-bit)
    • 3: indexed color (image has a color table) 8 or 4-bit.
    • 4: CMY color, 24-bit
    • 5: CMYK color, 32-bit
  • paper_size. Possible values are:
    • 0:PAPER_NONE
    • 1:PAPER_A4LETTER
    • 2:PAPER_B5LETTER
    • 3:PAPER_USLETTER
    • 4:PAPER_USLEGAL
    • 5:PAPER_A5
    • 6:PAPER_B4
    • 7:PAPER_B6
    • 9:PAPER_USLEDGER
    • 10:PAPER_USEXECUTIVE
    • 11:PAPER_A3
    • 12:PAPER_B3
    • 13:PAPER_A6
    • 14:PAPER_C4
    • 15:PAPER_C5
    • 16:PAPER_C6
    • 17:PAPER_4A0
    • 18:PAPER_2A0
    • 19:PAPER_A0
    • 20:PAPER_A1
    • 21:PAPER_A2
    • 22:PAPER_A7
    • 23:PAPER_A8
    • 24:PAPER_A9
    • 25:PAPER_A10
    • 26:PAPER_ISOB0
    • 27:PAPER_ISOB1
    • 28:PAPER_ISOB2
    • 29:PAPER_ISOB5
    • 30:PAPER_ISOB7
    • 31:PAPER_ISOB8
    • 32:PAPER_ISOB9
    • 33:PAPER_ISOB10
    • 34:PAPER_JISB0
    • 35:PAPER_JISB1
    • 36:PAPER_JISB2
    • 37:PAPER_JISB3
    • 38:PAPER_JISB4
    • 39:PAPER_JISB6
    • 40:PAPER_JISB7
    • 41:PAPER_JISB8
    • 42:PAPER_JISB9
    • 43:PAPER_JISB10
    • 44:PAPER_C0
    • 45:PAPER_C1
    • 46:PAPER_C2
    • 47:PAPER_C3
    • 48:PAPER_C7
    • 49:PAPER_C8
    • 50:PAPER_C9
    • 51:PAPER_C10
    • 52:PAPER_USSTATEMENT
    • 53:PAPER_BUSINESSCARD
  • back_page_rotation_multiple. Specify the multiples of 90 degrees by which back pages should be rotated:
    • 1: 90 degrees
    • 2: 180 degrees
    • 3: 270 degrees
  • front page rotation multiple. Specify the multiples of 90 degrees by which front pages should be rotated:
    • 1: 90 degrees
    • 2: 180 degrees
    • 3: 270 degrees

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