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Old 10-18-2004, 03:02 PM   #1
glenn69
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Question Want to scan documents to a database...how?


I have a Brother MFC-3220C Scanner, printer etc..

I would like to do the following:

1) Scan documents that have a UPC code at the top.

2) Store those scanned images into some sort of a database.

3) Have the database read the UPC codes to sort the storage. In other words, be able to recall an individual document based on the UPC on the scanned image.


What software should I be using for :

The scanning ?

The reading of the UPC ?

The storage database ?

I hope this is not too vague.

Thanks
 
Old 10-18-2004, 03:40 PM   #2
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I don't know how well-supported the machine is,
so if it does work the scan might be trivial, but
the barcode reading/OCR is quite limited in Linux
at the moment ...

There's several projects that deal with CueCat,
a special barcode scanning device.

The only reference to reading barcode from a
scanned image I found (in short time, admittedly
I didn't spend too much time googling) was
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdf417decode/

Storing blob's (Binary large objects) in PostgreSQL
or MySQL is trivial :)

Good luck!


Cheers,
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Old 01-06-2005, 11:57 AM   #3
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mfc 3220c

Hi guys,

just bought a Brother mfc3220c and i cant make it work under linux

is there a way to make it work with cups?
i know that there is some lpr drivers available but i prefer cups as my distro (nld) have cups by default

when i try to print to it a message "receving data" appears on the lcd and then nothing

any luck with you?

thanks!
 
  


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