DataCopy was a company bought by Xerox in the late 1980's. Many of their scanners were sold with the DataCopy, Ricoh and Xerox labels. These scanners have been discontinued for over 5 years. The information provided is done as service to our customers.
DataCopy produced different software products such as WIPS, PCImage, VPMate, etc. There are no upgrades for those products and replacement copies of the disks are no longer available.
Due to their age there is only repair service for the last model, the GSPlus. Owners should be aware that significant repairs such as the power supply or the mother board usually exceed the value of the scanner.
Parts are only available for the GSPlus.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1) Can I connect it directly to my PC's parallel printer port?
No. All of the scanners required a special interface card. The GSPlus used a special SCSI card and the 730/830/230/730GS used a Model 111 card. The SCSI card is available for around $200. The 111 card is no longer available.
For further info on setting the Model 111 card refer to Technical Information Bulletin #024.
For further info on setting the Model 114 interface refer to Technical Information Bulletin #142.
2) Can I use a standard parallel printer cable?
No. All of the scanners required a special cable. For owners of JetReader, 230M, 730, 830, 730GS scanners, click here to see a wire list for making your own cable.
3) Can I use my scanner on a MAC?
Only the GSPlus and 730GS scanners are supported via TextBridge on the Macintosh. There is no general support for any DataCopy scanners on the Macintosh. The plugins below are quite old and not supported or tested on 7.0 or PowerMacs. We are not aware of any graphic scanning software package that supports DataCopy Scanners.
4) I have DataCopy software, are there replacement disks?
No, these are long gone.
5) Can I get my scanner repaired?
Repairs are only possible on the GSPlus scanner. We do not have parts for any other models. The average repair requires replacing the motherboard or power-supply and costs approximately $400.
6) Are there TWAIN drivers for my scanner?
There are no TWAIN drivers for any DataCopy scanner. There are no plans to create any.
For further information about the different drivers, see below.
How to Identify the Scanner you Have
The following table explains some of the relationships:
|DataCopy Scanner Model (Family)||Often called:|
Ricoh Model 220
DataCopy Model 220
DataCopy Model 710
Discover 7320 Model 10/20
|Model 730||Ricoh IS-30|
Ricoh Model 230
DataCopy Model 230
DataCopy Model 230M
|Model 830||Ricoh IS-30M4|
Ricoh Model 235
DataCopy Model 830
Discover 7320 - Model 30
|Model 700||Ricoh Model 210|
|Model 730GS||DataCopy Model 730GS|
|Interface Model 111
Click here to see wire list for correct cable
|PC interface card JetReader, 730, 830, 730GS|
|Interface Model 114||SCSI Adapter for 730/830 to MACINTOSH|
|Interface Model 115||PS-2 (MCA) interface for JetReader, 730, 830, 730GS|
|Scanner Model GSPlus||DataCopy 380|
|Interface - Rancho Technologies||PC Interface for GSPlus|
Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)
|142||02/27/95||DataCopy Model 114 Interface Switch Settings|
|133||10/27/94||GSPlus SCSI Terminator Removal|
|132||10/17/94||DataCopy Driver History|
|131||12/21/94||Installing DataCopy Scanners with TB v2.08|
|024||09/09/93||DataCopy Model 111 Interface Switch Settings|
Available Driver Files
|MAC DRIVER/PLUG-IN FILES|