sane-nec man page

sane-nec — SANE backend for NEC scanners


The sane-nec library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to NEC SCSI scanners. This backend should be considered alpha-quality software! In the current state it is known to work with PC-IN500/4C scanners. Another MultiReader scanner series is not supported. PC-IN 500/4C and MultiReader scanner are only sold in Japan.(except Multi Reader PetiScan.)

For other scanners, it may or may not work.

The backend has the following known problems:

- ColorLineart mode is not supported.
- device name is fixed to /dev/scanner

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

Vendor Product id
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NEC    PC-IN500/4C


The backend configuration file.
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.

See Also

sane(7), sane-scsi(5)


Kazuya Fukuda

Referenced By


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