Caution Level: Medium
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Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / 11/18/08
The driver for the IT Scan 1200 scanner device aids it in optically scanning printed text, images or handwriting and converting these to a digital image. Document scans are typically processed utilizing the OCR (optical character recognition) technology for generating searchable and editable files. The IT Scan 1200 scanner device utilizes a TWAIN device driver for scanning text files into the TIFF (tagged image file format) file format in order that the pages scanned may be transferred to a document management system that can manage the retrieval and archiving of the pages scanned. The JPEG format which is a lossy compression suitable for photos is not suitable for text files because the straight slanted edges can take on a jagged form. And because solid black and other text colors when paired with a light background is capable of compressing seamlessly with the lossless compression format.
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
As a flatbed scanner, the IT Scan 1200 scanner device is made up of a platen or glass pane under which a bright light such as cold cathode fluorescent or xenon that lights the glass pane is placed and an optical array that moves for CCD scanning. CCD scanner types usually have 3 arrays or rows of sensors with filters of blue, green and red. On the other hand, CIS canning operates using a moving set of strobed LEDS in blue, green and red for illuminating and an attached monochromatic photodiode array for collecting light. The images for scanning will be placed facedown on the glass pane while an opaque cover will be lowered over the pane to eliminate ambient lighting. The light source and sensor array then moves across the glass pane and reads the whole area. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and IT Scan 1200 errors before installing any driver updates.