Dynamsoft Beefs Up Mobile-to-Desktop Browser and Security Support in its Web Document Scanning SDK
Posted OnSeptember 19, 2016 by Shruthi S
The New Dynamic Web TWAIN Version 12.0 SDK Allows Document Scanning from Browsers of All Platforms and Adds User Authentication to Help Prevent Unwanted Website Access
Dynamsoft’s latest Dynamic Web TWAIN™ document scanning software development kit (SDK) now supports cross-platform scanning for desktop and mobile device browsers and adds security measures that lock down access to office scanning devices and images. It also optimized its large file upload process. The web scanning SDK is used by developers seeking to expedite development of scan and image capture functions in their web-based document management applications.
Version 12 of the SDK will support common browsers used in popular desktop/laptop, tablet and smartphone platforms. This helps developers to create cross-platform, cross-browser web scan solutions so users can remotely connect to scanners and upload documents practically from any device. Only one machine requires installation of the Dynamic Web TWAIN Windows Service. End users are not required to install extra components, such as plug-ins.
The new security measures include user authentication and device settings. It allows developers to implement control over whether a specific website and a user can access scanners, webcams or local files. This includes locking down the ability to read or save local images. It helps avoid unauthorized access from online document management applications to peripherals and local disks.
“As use of web or cloud-based services running on browsers continue to grow and grow, cross-platform compatibility and security continue to be paramount concerns for businesses and their IT staff,” said Amy Gu, Vice President of Dynamsoft. “So, anytime we see an opportunity to enhance these two capabilities in our SDKs, we’ll take it. As a result, Dynamic Web TWAIN version 12 allows more secure scanning from practically anywhere and any device.”
Optimizing the HTTP image upload process includes adding support for breaking apart images on upload. This segmenting during transfer helps remove any server-side worry about the limitation of the size of an HTTP post request.
About Dynamic Web TWAIN
Dynamic Web TWAIN provides cross-browser cross-platform document scanning support. Users can scan documents from TWAIN and ICA-compatible scanners using a variety of browsers: Chrome®, Firefox®, Edge®, Internet Explorer® (IE), or Safari®. Images can be saved in various file formats – JPEG, TIFF, PDF, and more – or transferred and stored across varying protocols, local or remote file systems, database and document repositories. There are also capture add-on options that cover barcode reading, webcam image capture, PDF rasterizer, and optical character recognition (OCR).
Pricing and Availability
Dynamsoft's Dynamic Web TWAIN v12.0 SDK will be available for download starting Sept. 22, 2016. It can be purchased and downloaded at the company’s website. There are three Editions available: an HTML5 Edition, a Windows Edition and a Windows + Mac Edition. A Linux Beta Edition is also available. Interested parties should check out the company’s blog for details on the Linux Beta version. There are various licensing price options. Full pricing information is on the website. Multiple award-winning technical support channels are offered with an SDK purchase including, email, live chat, forum and phone.
About Dynamsoft Corp.
Founded in 2003, Dynamsoft Corp. provides enterprise-class TWAIN™ software development kits (SDK), barcode reader SDKs, OCR SDKs, and other SDKs for document scanner functions. The document imaging SDK solutions help developers and IT tasked with migrating businesses from wasteful paper-based document management workflows to efficient digital document management. Dynamsoft is an associate member of the TWAIN Working Group that develops TWAIN standards. The company also provides SourceAnywhere™, a hosted or on-premise version control application. Thousands of customers use Dynamsoft's solutions. Customers include: 3M®; Apple®; EMC®; FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.; Fujitsu®; GE®; H&R Block®; HP®; IBM®, Intel®; InfoSys®; Lockheed Martin®; Olympus®; Philips®; PricewaterhouseCoopers®; Samsung®; Siemens®; Symantec®; Unisys®; Verizon®; and others. More information is available at http://www.dynamsoft.com/.