Manufacturer: Brother International Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 3.2 MB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.168 / 11 May 2001
The Brother MFC590 Scanner is a multifunctional device which can be used as a scanner, a printer, or a fax modem. In this context, the device driver for this hardware component serves as a setup file for each of these feature sets. The device driver package provides one setup file for each functionality accompanied by the necessary file components to be accurately hosted on the computer system. As a device driver for its scanning functionality, it delivers the information for the provider, hardware class, driver version, and catalog file among others. These pieces of information are stored by the operating system in its registry database and made available to all software applications in the computer system. The device driver is likewise used to help the operating system and associated software applications to identify the feature sets built into the hardware component. The Brother MFC590 Scanner device driver provides the necessary communication layer that will be used to provide the computer user with the software interface to control the hardware's behavior at runtime.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The device driver is likewise used to define the color profiles that can be supported by the imaging device. As a scanning device it is designed to support the TWAIN industry standard for imaging. In this context it operates within a defined set of limits allowing any image created with the Brother MFC590 Scanner to be hosted on any computer system and applied with post processing effects from relevant software applications. Aside from the color space supported by the Brother MFC590 Scanner hardware, the device driver also makes sure that the necessary support files are stored in the correct directory folder location. This is important to prevent any errors that may happen during the scanning operation. These support files extracted into the computer system are essentially building blocks for the communication layer required by the software applications to communicate with the scanning hardware. The role of the device driver is to keep track of the locations of these support files in the main hard drive. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Brother MFC590 Scanner errors before installing any driver updates.