and the name we give to software which has been specially adapted or developed to be compatible with Colortrac scanners. The membership of CLASP product providers is drawn from specialist solutions and software companies whose product makes use of large format document scanners. These companies have worked with our scanners in most cases to integrate direct driver support for SmartLF scanners and also have the option to engage in reciprocal product marketing activity with Colortrac Ltd.
Most CLASP members regularly receive Software Development Kits or SDKs free-of-charge for the Colortrac models as they appear on the market. Colortrac in return for the programming instructions will always insist on a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) completed by the participating company (standard practice).
Reciprocal website linking is encouraged as part of the agreement. Colortrac however reserve the right to remove the name or link of any company at any time.
CLASP product compatibility with large format scanners can take three basic forms.
Most software which is raster based will accept TIFF scan data and this represents the lowest criteria for CLASP membership and compatibility with Colortrac scanners. We grade this as CLASP Level III.
Software products that have a TWAIN interface and/or accept the WIA (Windows Image Acquisition) enabled scannners are graded Level II. Microsoft Paint operates with SmartLF in WIA mode but generally there is variation in the implementation of Twain/WIA across applications. Companies like SCP produce comprehensive Twain drivers for SmartLF. Providers in this category are graded Level II.
Companies who have used the Software Development Kit (SDK) to develop a direct driver to connect with Colortrac scanners are graded Level I. This represents a high degree of technical involvement with Colortrac technology. Most of the companies are Level I CLASP developers.
|Avia Systems Ltd||www.scan2cad.com|
|Beijing PixSky Software Co. Ltd||www.pixsky.cn|
|Business Graphics Datentechnik GmbH||www.businessgraphics.de|
|SCP Software GmbH||www.scp.de|
|Notes||Please contact Colortrac or the suppliers listed above directly for more information on current Colortrac CLASP compatibility|
The Colortrac SDK is written in the C++ programming language. High-level calls placed to the SDK from within the developer’s own application make low-level requests to the scanner for control of the resolution, speed and to retrieve basic scan data. The SDK does not include algorithms for data conversion, thresholding of greyscale information, data display manipulation or image editing algorithms (e.g. sharpening or contrast).
For more details about the SDK and to request the Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) which must be completed by the applicant before the SDK is released please write to Declan Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short description of the requirement and scanning application. The Colortrac SDK is free to approved bona-fide developers.
|Scanner drivers||Issued free of charge with every scanner purchase|
|Scanner Maintenance Utility||As above|
|SmartWorks EZTouch application software||As above|
|Other scan and copy application software||SmartWorks Pro SCAN, SmartWorks Pro SCAN and COPY and SmartWorks EZ Touch Plus are software cost options|
|Scanner driver Software Development Kit (SDK)||C++ source code library of basic scanner functions for building a Colortrac driver into any existing C++ scanning application. Use of the SDK assumes scanner driver coding experience. The SDK is free to bona-fide developers but requires the completion of a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) from the developer. File format code libraries for TIFF, PNG, JPEG and PDF are not included and must be provided by the developer or from a separate source. The ICM/ICC colour profiling techniques used by Colortrac are not available as part of the SDK.|
|Source code for all other Colortrac software and applications||Company confidential. Not available open-source or for purchase|
|Internal graphics libraries developed by Colortrac||As above|