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Scanner for Remote Desktop is a software that provides a convenient way to scan documents within a remote desktop session. It allows secure redirecting of image scanners over Microsoft RDP, Teradici PCoIP and Citrix ICA to individual remote desktop session without any headache.
The solution consists of the Workstation and Server parts. The Workstation part should be installed on the local side, like PC, thin client or tablet. The Server part goes to the remote side.
As soon as both parts are installed, Scanner for Remote Desktop creates a virtual image scanner on the remote side and the operating system detects it as a hardware equipment.
Virtual image scanner is actually connected to the locally plugged hardware scanner. So you can access your hardware scanner from any remotely hosted image scanning application.
Scanner for Remote Desktop can be used with any TWAIN 2-compliant software, like Adobe Acrobat Pro, Nuance PaperPort, QuickBooks and many others. Remotely hosted scanning software interacts with local hardware scanner via virtual TWAIN scanner and is able to use all TWAIN 2 features, including support for check scanning.
Moreover, Scanner for Remote Desktop is the only solution allowing to perform document scanning for WIA-based applications.
In case of multi-user environment (Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016), if there are more than one user logged in to the remote side, each image scanner is isolated within its individual session. So you don't need to worry that somebody else will get access to sensitive data. Each user can see only own scanners within the remote session. It’s not needed to scroll through the list of devices of other users to find your scanner.
Scanner for Remote Desktop scans directly from the hardware scanner without establishing shared folders or any other workarounds. Scanned images are not stored neither on the server nor on the workstation.
Scanner drivers are not required on the remote side. It’s not needed to install any drivers on the remote side every time you plug in a new scanner (new scanner driver installation requires administrative rights and can be a headache for your system administrator).
Scanner for Remote Desktop supports different remote desktop protocols including Microsoft RDP, Teradici PCoIP, Citrix ICA. It does not matter what environment is used (Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Terminal Services, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, VMware View, Amazon Workspaces and others). Any compatible Client software can be used for accessing remote side. And there is no need to change firewall settings.
It’s not needed to manually choose a scanner for redirecting to your remote desktop session each time. The last scanner plugged into the local side will get redirected to the remote session once you are logged in. This is particularly convenient for those who login to their remote sessions from different locations – the software simply connects the proper scanner to your remote desktop automatically.
Scanning speed is really high thanks to immediate sending of scanned data to the remote side without waiting for the scanning process to finish. In the case of slow network connection, lossless compression can be enabled to speed-up scanning without losing quality, or lossy compression for even faster scanning.
Scanner for Remote Desktop works perfectly in seamless mode. It is easy and convenient feature which allows to connect your local scanner to the remote scanning application running in seamless mode.
The program supports all TWAIN and WIA compatible scanners, regardless of what interface they use. Moreover, it’s possible to use webcams, digital cameras, card scanners and even digital X-ray machines and digital microscopes as input devices in remote desktop session.
For large installations, it’s possible to configure the program via Group Policy allowing to pre-set needed settings or even disable remote scanning for specified users.
Scanner for Remote Desktop functionality can be easily integrated into your application. So you allow terminal server users to access local scanners in remote Windows session. Read more…