How does Windows XP access imaging devices?

With the introduction of Windows XP, a new method was created for the operating system to communicate to scanners, digital cameras, and other image-based devices. What common method does Windows use to communicate and control these devices?

CompTIA Network+ N10-004: 5.2 – Network Scanners

The network is a constantly moving river of information, and it may be necessary to occasionally test the water as it flows by. In this video module, you’ll learn the reasons for scanning your network and the different technologies available to gather information. We’ll also dive into packet analyzers, intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems, and port scanners.