In a nutshell

Everyone who works in a remote desktop session on a daily basis knows what a problem a simple document scanning task may be. Some scanner models may just not work, some remote desktop protocols doesn't have device redirection features at all.

Scanner for Remote Desktop allows you to redirect image scanners to individual RDP, PCoIP, Blast, ICA or NICE DCV session securely and reliably.

FabulaTech solution

Scanner for Remote Desktop consists of two parts, Workstation and Server.

What you need is to install the Workstation part on your local computer and the Server part on the remote side (remote desktop server, VDI, distant computer or cloud instance). The program creates a virtual scanner on the remote side and the OS takes it as if it were a real hardware scanner attached directly to the remote side. As soon as the scanner drivers are installed on the local computer all you need to do is simply login to your remote desktop session. That's all it takes!

TWAIN, WIA and ISIS compliant

Don't worry, your scanner will work! Our solution works perfectly with all brands of scanners. The program supports all TWAIN and WIA compatible imaging devices, regardless of what interface they use USB, LPT, COM, etc. Imaging devices such as webcams, digital cameras, card scanners and even digital X-ray machines and digital microscopes may be redirected.

Moreover, there is a possibility to create virtual ISIS scanner if your software requires this. It will be mapped to your local TWAIN scanner (or SANE in case of Linux).

Security and isolation

Scanner for Remote Desktop takes care of your confidential information safety. If you work in a multi-user environment and there are more then one user logged in, your local scanner will be isolated from others within your individual remote session. No one but you can scan your documents or even see your scanner in the system.

Our solution connects virtual and hardware scanners directly without using shared folders or any other tricks. There are no hidden stored scans somewhere in the system, neither on local nor remote sides.

Protocol and OS support

Scanner for Remote Desktop supports Microsoft RDP, Citrix ICA, Amazon WSP, NICE DCV, VMware Blast, and Teradici PCoIP protocols and will improve your scanning experience in Microsoft Azure, Windows 365, Remote Desktop Services, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Horizon, AWS and other environments.

Windows, Linux and macOS are supported as a local (Workstation) OS. On the remote (Server) side Windows OS is the only supported at this day.

Double hop session support

You can connect from your workstation to remote Server 1. And then initiate a connection to another Server 2 session from Server 1. The device will be accessible on Server 2 without any additional configurations.

A lot of useful features

  • There is no need to install any drivers on the remote side every time you plug in a new scanner. This saves a lot of headache for your system administrator.
  • Fast scanning with great quality on different connections. Select lossless or lossy compression or turn compression off and get the data on the fly.
  • Scanner for Remote Desktop, as well as other FabulaTech solutions, is fully compatible with Azure Virtual Desktop.
  • Double hop support. You can connect from your workstation to remote Server 1, then connect to the Server 2 and device redirection will still working properly.
  • Enterprise-ready solution thanks to Group Policy support.
  • Scanner for Remote Desktop works perfectly in seamless mode.

Additional Information

More details at Scanner for Remote Desktop page on
OS: Windows, Linux, macOS, Version: 3.6
Price: $
Rating: 5 (1 review)

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