Dynamsoft has updated its Web TWAIN software development kit to provide native scanning support in Mac OS X, effectively removing the need to install a driver. So in terms of usage, the SDK can be used by developers to create web-based document management systems.
A "Sandbox security" function has been included to make sure that browser-based image scanning applications are securely separated from imaging devices themselves. Sandbox is also intended to allow "hassle-free" communication with TWAIN-compliant devices including scanners, digital cameras, or capture cards.
NOTE: The TWAIN initiative was originally launched in 1992 by industry vendors who recognized a need for a standard software protocol and applications programming interface (API) that regulates communication between software applications and imaging devices (the source of the data).
Dynamic Web TWAIN itself is optimized for web applications and the finished application gives users key features for scanning, uploading, editing, and document management within web browsers.
Dynamic Web TWAIN has built-in support for local image editing and saving options to a variety of formats. Documents can be saved to local or remote databases or other repositories — it supports 32-bit / 64-bit Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera browsers.
"Users like simplicity to do online document scanning," said Amy Gu, Vice President of Dynamsoft. "So, it was important for us to ensure native scanning support for Mac OS X as we've done with other operating systems. And, we'll continue to innovate to make the image acquisition application development process even more streamlined."