Im after some advice on scanning direct into an application. We have an asp.net SQL 2000 based internal system. At the moment we upload PDF's to the cases in our system by using a feature similar to attaching an atachment in hotmail etc but this is time consuming, i would like to have one dedicated scanning machine that runs some kind of front end that lets you scan direct into a case into our system.
I am looking to change this as i have seen an application in another company where they have everyone using an web front end but have 1 scanning machine thats running some kind of VB front end, when they press the scan button on the fujitsu scanner it scans and launches a screen where it askes you to put in the case number from the system and when you have done this it automtically uploads it to the sql database for that case.
Can anyone give me an idea of how best this is done, (im not looking for anything in to much tecnical detail at this stage as im not a developer, i would just like a brief understanding of the best programming languages to use etc ansd any other 3rd party software required other than that of the fujitsu software for when i have the discussion with the technical team about it)