HP Network ScanJet 6 = HP Digital Sender 9100C Upgrade
Software & Hardware upgrades to FreeBSD (&
Upgrade your multi sheet feed scanner software Free,
HP Network ScanJet 6 was relabelled as HP Digital
Sender 9100C. It looks like the HP Network
ScanJet 5 I convert/upgrade for customers, except the HP
Network ScanJet 6 / HP 9100C Digital Sender 9100C has a fuller
keyboard than the HP Network ScanJet 5.
or purchase a
Tentative Commercial Conversion/ Upgrade
I offer a tentative commercial conversion/ upgrade
service as they look similar, & I've converted numerous
HP Network ScanJet 5s for customers
Standard Reply To FAQ: "What Would It Cost for a 9100C
- Thanks for enquiry,
- This from: http://www.berklix.com/scanjet/scanjet6.html
- It might seem a simple question, but not so easily
- I haven't yet physically had an HP Network ScanJet
6 / HP 9100C Digital Sender 9100C to examine &
- Though I'm interested to, as probably fairly
similar to previous HP Network ScanJet 5,
- The first conversion, the owner will most probably
need to ship part or all to me,
To avoid you shipping a whole 9100C:
- I could send a hard disk configured with several
kernels, one of which should work with whatever
ethernet you have ?
- Then you probably need more RAM, How much do you
have ? What Type ? Free Slots ?
- if FreeBSD doesn't then see SCSI scanner, (because
of HP's unusual IRQ, as on Net Scanjet 5 http://www.berklix.com/scanjet/
, I could email you a new kernel to install.
- The combi keyboard + display is different to the
previous Net Scanjet 5, (more keys, & LCD screen
bigger perhaps, hardware & software interface
unknown, I'd probably need at least that.
- You would need to find & pay for packing
container, shipping (http://www.berklix.com/scanjet/#ship)
& optional insurance to & from Munich, Germany,
- Customs Import Duties Both Ways:
Into Europe then back to you: We would both have to
find out how to label it each way, Perhaps: "Temporary
import/export for repair", or if you have a spare one:
"No commercial value, gift to autopsy for interest" or
(For the Net Scanjet 5 its easier, sending a small non
fragile package one way.
- Other banking etc details at http://www.berklix.com/scanjet/#order
- If you prefer this route, I could email a standard
offer for a Network Scanjet 5 conversion, as a basis on
which to calculate.
- Free Alternative: Do the work yourself, if you have the
skill & time. I host a free mail
list where people skilled with the predecessor model
would be happy to discuss.
If anyone knows other similarities or differences, other than
documented here, please mail me detail http://www.berklix.com/~jhs/mail/.
Received from Scott B. 9th Aug 2007
That comment is being reviewed on scanjet@ mail list
Numbers I think I can see from the big chips:
I tried a quick search but cant make out what they
are, email of
More photos from digital cameras welcome, or ideally a
dmesg from FreeBSD, to help decide if one might do the job
as per a HP Network ScanJet 5, just
sending discs, ethernet & ram (a lot lighter, less
fragile, & less trouble than a whole scanner).
HP's Product spec says "B/W document, color document, B/W
or color photo" It may need a lot more memory than the HP Network ScanJet 5
which can get away with
just an 8M plug in during upgrade (then again, the HP
Network ScanJet 6 / HP 9100C Digital Sender 9100C may come
new originally configured with enough memory for colour
scanning at maximum (but what?) resolution & colour
show 4 chips number 48LC2M8A1.
idhw.com list this chip as
- MT - Micron Technology,
- 48 - SDRAM sync,
- L - 3.3V,
- C - CMOS,
- 2M8 - 2MBit x 8,
A1 - 4K refresh - Fast Page
- So that's 8 M
No chips on other side of module as shown by dscn1639.jpg
No space on board for more than one memory
module as right of hp9100c/dscn1634.jpg
shows no space for a 2nd slot.
- So memory module is 8M: uncomfortably tight for
FreeBSD-4.11, depending on kernel size, might not run,
(FreeBSD-8.1 wants more). too small for scanning colour
"HP 9100c Digital Sender - Product Specifications"
Sales Leaflet in German.
- Model - Ethernet Interface
- C1313A - 10Base-T
- C1314A - 10Base-T and 10Base-2
- C1315A - Token Ring
- C1316A - 10/100Base-T
[10Base-T/10Base-2 ?]Spec says colour scanner
Nice - but that needs more memory & different
parameters to scanner software.
- 600 dpi (dots per inch). Hans F found: the real
resolution is only 300x300 - - 600x600 is 'digital
- 15 pages per minute (text quality)
- 40-key alphabetic keypad
- 12-key numeric keypad
- Which CPU ? (upward from 486 to 586 perhaps )
- Which bus (upward from ISA to PCI perhaps ?
- IRQ: unknown if more/less weird-ities than mis-placed
scsi irq as on Network ScanJet 5
- Need to check my .rar for eg IRQ hints
- Not known what differences in control on extended
keyboard compared to Network ScanJet
- Not known what differences in control on extended LCD
screen compared to Network ScanJet 5
- Colour : Trevor B. reckons that's what the C at end of
9100C stands for. Need to calculate implications on memory
for scan buffer etc & parameters.
- Board pics from Trevor B. show on back: C131161001 ,
generates lost of hits on google.
HP quote from web
"No replacement product is available for this
discontinued product" HP quote from Admin guide pdf
"Network servers are needed only to connect LAN fax and
other programs. No network servers are needed to support
the remaining features.
"The following client operating systems are supported:
Windows NT 4.0 and 5.0 workstation and server (TCP/IP
Windows 9x (TCP/IP only)
The HP 9100C Digital Sender works correctly with the
Microsoft TCP/IP protocol provided as part of these
20 GB HDD with the HP 9100C s/w It is some variety of Linux
that drives the unit (or maybe just the embedded web
server) The HDD has 4 partitions. 3 with FAT16 one with
Linux. The unit does NOT require a Windows type server to
operate. You do need an external SMTP server for sending
email. You can create a share on a Windows PC and directly
scan to it via SMB.
Bert 2011.07 wrote me:
i believe you have underestimated the difficulty involved, as
i understand it these devices run a MIPS processor and ship
with vxWorks by default.