The Drummond Group TWAIN Test Platform is designed to improve interoperability between image capture devices (such as scanners) and software applications.
The TWAIN standard defines an API-based common interface standard for use between image capture devices and consumer applications. The first version (1.0) appeared in 1992, and the current version, 2.3, was released in 2013. The TWAIN standard is widely used in the image capture industry, and it is actively updated. Please visit http://www.twain.org/ to learn more about TWAIN.
Our certification process begins with registering for testing and certification as either an imaging device (scanners, bar code readers) that support TWAIN, or an application that interfaces to TWAIN enabled devices. After enrollment is complete you will be directed to our web-based TWAIN test platform and have access to our test tool. (See twain.deviceiop.com)
If you are testing an imaging device, the test tool will simulate an imaging-aware, TWAIN-compliant application. Likewise, if you are testing an application, the test tool will simulate an imaging device using software and thus not require a physical device. In both cases, the test tool observes the way your product interacts at the TWAIN protocol level, and reports on non-compliance. The online test console allows you to view the results on a web-based dashboard.
From your dashboard, you also have the ability to view logs of your test results, including a detailed examination of the TWAIN transactions. If a test case fails, there is additional information regarding the reason for failure. Your overall pass/fail status is displayed in a simple and elegant coverage page, color-coded based on your test results.
Ultimately, the goal is to provide your development team an easy to use tool to identify non-compliance to the TWAIN specification, resolve the non-compliance issues as necessary, and achieve a certification of TWAIN compliance for your device or application.
Questions on TWAIN testing?
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