Re: Canon Microfilm Scanner
Thank you for your comments. I will talk to the networking guy and see if we can change things around so that the networking computer can for networking only and use another computer as the scanner computer. I think we have a disk that has the scanner program on it.
I will let you know how it all works.
--- In email@example.com, "Gary Templeman" <gtempleman1@...> wrote:
> I am not a networking expert so others may have a better idea, but this
> setup seems way too complex. When the Church sends out the microfilm
> scanners, the documentation (at least previously) said it should be a stand
> alone system and not to install other software on the scanner computer. So I
> would not have it also function as a server for the center. I have inserted
> comments in your list below.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin" <kevnhil@...>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 4:54 AM
> Subject: [fhctech] Re: Canon Microfilm Scanner
> > G'Day All
> > As I stated in my earlier post, I know practically nothing about
> > networking, so this is all new to me and I will need to upgrade my
> > knowledge fairly quickly. I have done some checking and found the
> > following.
> > 1. The SCZI cord is attached from the scanner to the server computer.
> The cable is how it should be. (it is SCSI) But the computer should not be
> your server for the rest of the computers in the center.
> > 2. the stand alone printer is attached to the scanner by a printer cable.
> Our printer (for the scanner system) is connected to the *computer*, not the
> scanner. Print jobs are directed by the software on the computer and not
> directly from the scanner. With your configuration, anything else you want
> to print would go to the network printer. It is much simpler to have one
> device that all print jobs for the scanner system use.
> > 3. The networked printer has a cat5 cable going from it to the Server
> > computer.
> That looks screwy to me, and totally unnecessary if the scanner computer is
> removed as the server.
> > 4. The networked printer is also attached to another computer by a printer
> > cable. This computer is the number 3 computer on the network.
> No need to have two connections that I know of. The simpler solution would
> be to either get a print server unit (that is NOT a computer) and use the
> Cat5 to connect the networked printer to the network through the print
> server device and eliminate the printer cable connection, or keep the normal
> printer connection, reconfigure the scanner system as above and eliminate
> that Cat5 connection to the printer completely. Then just do normal sharing
> of the printer. Then turn the computer with the network printer into the
> server for both data and all print jobs OTHER than the scanner prints.
> > 5. On checking the server to see how many printers are listed, it shows
> > only the one printer . That is the printer that is attached to the number
> > 3 computer.
> That is because there is no other place for that computer to send the
> non-scanner print jobs. It cannot talk to the printer attached to the
> > 6. To confuse things even further the number 3 computer listed on the
> > network is actually the number 2 computer. ( does that make sense?)
> Uh, no it doesn't. But I would work to get the computer names consistent and
> unique for each computer, and use the same user names and passwords on them
> all for ease of them talking to each other.
> > I am working in the dark here as the networking guru is not available at
> > present.
> > Does any one have any clue folowing my previous post,why one has to be
> > connected with 1 sheet of paper loaded to have the other printer work?
> > Many Thanks
> > Kevin
> > --- In email@example.com, "Gary Templeman" <gtempleman1@> wrote:
> >> And if that is the case, just uninstalling the one not needed may do the
> >> trick.
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> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Russell Hltn <RussellHltn@>
> >> Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:05:41
> >> To: <email@example.com>
> >> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> Subject: Re: [fhctech] Re: Canon Microfilm Scanner
> >> I'm sure the microfilm scanner uses SCSI, but in all my years, I can't
> >> remember seeing a printer that uses SCSI. If it did, that could explain
> >> a
> >> lot.
> >> My theory is that the scanning application wants to see the printer and
> >> paper size for the printing options. If that's not the case, then I need
> >> a
> >> new guess.
> >> On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 12:56 PM, Kevin <kevnhil@> wrote:
> >> > Russell
> >> > Iam lead to believe a SCSI connection has been used.
> >> >
> >> > Kevin
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
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- On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 7:13 PM, Kevin <kevnhil@...> wrote:
I think we have a disk that has the scanner program on it.There's a good chance that's the old ImageWizard. The currently supported program is available via LANDesk.