Nope. The USB port runs everything on the printer.
Good guess. See the specs for the 3050 at:
which includes: "Readiris PRO text recognition software (not installed with other software, separate installation required)..."
I have several customers with this particular printer. My not so humble opinion of the Java based fax/print/monitor software is that it's dog slow, kinda flakey, and drove me nuts under Windoze 2000. However, when they upgraded to Windoze XP and faster machines, things stabilized nicely. I vaguely recall that the above OCR software was on a seperate CD that came in the box or required a download. It's probably NOT on the original install CD. They didn't need OCR so it was never installed. Look around and see if you can find the CD's and instructions.
Nope. You're wasting mine.
Jeff Liebermann firstname.lastname@example.org
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