There is no way to direct connect it for scan, you can enable print over a USB cable from PC to printer, but not scan the other way.
The printer can scan to any network location (email,http,SMB,FTP etc), it can scan via a TWAIN driver over the LAN as well, it can scan direct to a USB thumb drive too, but not over USB.
I have no idea what software you are referring to but if it was made in the last 10 years I can't imaging why it would not in some way be usable with a Network scanner since that is the vast majority of commercial scanners.
Thank you for answering my question. I have a follow up question.
I have a scanning software that can perform the function I am looking for, however it can only detect a scanner that is directly plugged into it. Can I use my Xerox Altalink scanner which currently operates as a network scanner as the scanner I want to use or it has to be a direct connect? Also, could I use it both?
Hello. I am looking to see if my AltaLink C8045 scanner can do batch scanning. I want to scan a batch of papers with separator sheets so that the scanner can detect the separator page and break the scans into multiple files.
Can the AltaLink C8045 do this?