Network Scanning

What is it?

Network scanning is where you have your scanner configured to send files over the network to a computer. The folder where the scans are received is then shared so it is accessible from other computers on the network.

How does it help?

Network scanning helps because it eliminates the need to transport files from one machine to another in order to send them through Odyssey.

Getting started

If you have a stand-alone scanner (usually also a copier), you will probably need to ask IT for help. Otherwise, check the manual for the specific device. If you have a smaller scanner, you only need to share the folder where the scans are stored.  Note: it is important to use the same drive letter when mapping the network drive from additional computers to the folder with scans.  See the following screen shot for a visual explanation.


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