2004.10.01 07:31 "[Tiff] private tags:", by Rob van den Tillaart

2004.10.01 12:00 "Re: [Tiff] private tags:", by Rob van den Tillaart

4 tags for your collection:

Great! This is absolutely fabulous.

However, sofar, I've not included eg the Pixar tags on which I have little more then number and name, because of a lacking 'long' descriptions.

You asked for a long description :)

First I need to tell the story of how the Oce scan concept works. The meaning of the tags will become clear.

The Oce scanning Concept

Oce MFP's e.g. Oce 3165 have a scan function (BW 60ppm) but they do not have a TWAIN or ISIS interface. Instead the user has to upload a scan-ticket to the device to be able to scan. They also must be removed explicitely, so in essence it is a one time action.

At the device the user selects his/her scanticket, puts the originals in the Document Feeder and presses the green button to start. Scanning will start and the generated TIFF file will be FTP'ed to a predefined server. On this server the file will be redirected to the right processing application('s) or workflow('s) e.g. scan2email, scan2archive, scan2desktop, scan2OCR, scan2you_name_it :)

What happens under the hood:

  1. To let the user select the right scan-ticket, the scanticket has an identification string which are displayed on the console of the Oce device. This same string will be embedded in the TIFF file as the ScanJob Description tag 50215 (in every page).
  2. In the Scanticket an identification of the Application to process the TIFF file is embedded as the Application Selector Tag 50216 (in every page). Note it is not the name of the executable but an identifier which is mapped upon the application or workflow. By simply change the mapping one can redirect a workflow without changing anything in the tickets or at the devices (user won't notice).
  3. A Scanticket can include a question to be presented to the user before he makes the scan. The answer to this question is embedded as the Identification Number, tag 50217. This number might act as a parameter to the processing application or workflow e.g. one can have a generic scanticket and asks for the employee number, and the application maps this (by means of LDAP) to an email-adres. Or one fills in the dossier number and the scanned document is stored in the archive in the right dossier.
  4. A Scanticket contains the processing parameters so the user does not have to worry about them. An internal module, marketed as ImageLogic, provides optimal quality for every scan/workflow. As there are different purposes, archiving, viewing or printing these parameters can differ. This is coded in the ImageLogic Characteristics as tag 50218. [Long, values are for Oce internal use only]

So far the concept and the tags; if there are questions shoot!, if you want to buy the device see www.oce.com for the nearest dealer :)