AutoOCR / AutoOCR light 2.0 – iOCR innovations

Innovations AutoOCR / AutoOCR light Version 2.0:

  • The iOCR Standard OCR component of AutoOCR / AutoOCR light is now based on the new Tesseract OCR Version 4.0.
  • Multiple languages can be selected for OCR recognition.
  • Additional option to select OCR accuracy / speed.

  • Configurable parameter for splitting documents into smaller single documents to handle large page number documents with small / limited memory resources.

  • Conditional OCR processing – via file format, page number, page format – width / height in mm or pixels, resolution, file size and color depth – configurable for folder monitoring and web service processing. This can be controlled by file format per criteria – whether an OCR processing or conversion to a PDF image or whether the OCR processing of such files should be blocked. This can be prevented that the OCR processing is blocked by “meaningless” processing. for example if large JPEG photos get into the OCR processing process and handwriting recognition makes no sense.

  

Further information on the AutoOCR / AutoOCR light – iOCR extensions can be found here >>>

Download – AutoOCR – OCR Server (ca. 410MB) >>>

Download – AutoOCRLight – Low Cost OCR Server (ca. 410MB) >>>
For the update of the AutoOCR light version 1.x to 2.x a new license is required.

Folder Monitoring – “File System Event” / “Blockwise Processing”

An application to monitor folders. For example AutoOCR / AutoOCRlight and so on, there are options that determine how the files are recognized for processing from the folders and when their processing is started.

File-System Event:

An operating system function is used to detect changes to files as well as new files in a folder / folder structure and to start processing immediately. This option should only be used for local folder / folder structures, but not for processing network shares.

Blockwise Processing:

The folder is read in “block by block”. That It always blocks in the set maximum number of files are read in and processed. After processing a “block” the next “block” starts etc. until all files have been processed. If no further files are found then the folder will be every 10msec. asked for new files. The “blockwise processing” should be used for folder monitoring of network drives.

Start of processing / delayed Start:

The processing of a newly detected file usually starts immediately, but there may also be reasons to delay the processing. For each watched folder, there is a setting to delay the start of processing by x seconds. First, the set time is waited in seconds and then processing is started – see also >>> – After the delay, the files to be processed are checked whether they are already free and not read-only. Here again max. 10sec. waited for the release of the file.

AutoOCRLight Version 1.17.2 available

Since AutoOCR and AutoOCRLight are based on the same basis, AutoOCRLight version 1.17.2 is now also available together with the AutoOCR version 1.17.2. The “Light” version differs from the AutoOCR full version due to the following limitations:

  • Only one folder can be monitored
  • Only the iOCS / vsOCR and not the Abbyy OCR can be used
  • No PDF/A output is possible
  • The Light version has no web service (REST / SOAP) interface

All other functions are the same as the standard AutoOCR Server

Download – AutoOCRLight – Low Cost OCR Server >>>

iOCR / vsOCR Setup divided into standard and additional languages

The iOCR / vsOCR setup containing the language and dictionary files of our standard OCR engine is more than 270MB in size. In order to make the downloads and the setups smaller, we decided to split the iOCR / vsOCR into a “base” and an “additional setup”. The basic setup, which is available through our applications, eg. AutoOCR, FileConverterPro, or PDFmdx now only contains a selection of major European languages and has been reduced to 127MB.

If all available languages are to be installed, this is possible at any time. The additionally available “exotic languages” can be installed via a separate setup.

iOCR Basic-languages:

Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Italian, Catalan, New Greek, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Czech, Turkish, Ukrainian, Hungarian

iOCR extende languages:

Afrikaanis, Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bahasa Indonesian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cherokee, Chinese – Traditional, Chinese – Simplified, Estonian, Franconian, Gallic, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Japanese, Korean, Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay , Serbian, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Vietnamese, Belarusian

Download – iOCR (vsOCR) Setup – Basis Sprachen (ca. 127MB) >>>

Download – iOCR (vsOCR) Setup – zusätzliche Sprachen (ca. 200MB) >>>

 

AutoOCR – Installation requirements from version 1.15.3

With the AutoOCR installation from version 1.15.3, modified installation prerequisites are checked – if these are fulfilled, these installation steps are skipped by the setup and are not executed.

The following components are checked and, if necessary, post-installed:

If these components are already installed, they are not reloaded and only AutoOCR is installed. If all or individual components are not available or not in the appropriate version, the AutoOCR Setup tries to download them from our FTP server and install them. If an installation is to be made without an Internet connection, the setups of these components should be downloaded and installed beforehand.

The AutoOCR settings and the license are retained when uninstalling / updating the new version.

AutoOCR can be operated with one or more different OCR engines. The iOCR (vsOCR) processing is standard.

Download – AutoOCR – OCR Server (ca. 10MB) >>>

In addition, or even only, the Abbyy OCR for AutoOCR can be used as an option. However, an additional Abbyy setup must be downloaded and installedFor the Abbyy OCR Engine version 10 demo licenses are available for 30 days or 500 pages – which you can request from us.

If only the Abbyy OCR engine is to be used, the download and installation of iOCR can be skipped during setup.

Setup Option - iOCR herunterladen und installieren

Download – Abbyy FineReader 10.x Rel 4 OCR Engine Setup (ca. 460MB) >>>

 

AutoOCRLight Version 1.15.3 available

Innovations AutoOCRLight Version 1.15.3:

  • Update to the latest state / same level as AutoOCR Version 1.15.2
  • New iOCR Engine – vsOCR
  • Significant increase in processing performance thanks to multithreading and multicore CPU Support of the new vsOCR engine in the processing of multi-page TIFF and PDF documents.

Differences and highlights between AutoOCR and AutoOCRLight can be found here >>>

Download – AutoOCRLight ohne iOCR (vsOCR) Engine (ca. 10MB) >>>

Download – iOCR (vsOCR) Engine (ca. 270MB) >>>

Low Cost OCR Server – AutoOCRLight – OCR processing without limits

Starting from our, since many years approved and tested OCR Server – AutoOCR, we now, with “AutoOCRLight”, offer a low cost variant. It has, compared to the AutoOCR full product, a lower price but also a limited functionality.

Differences AutoOCRLight to AutoOCR:

  • only one in / out folder can be configured
  • with iOCR, only one OCR engine is available – the Abbyy OCR engine isn’t supported
  • no  PDF/A support – only PDF snd TXT output
  • no SOAP / REST web-service interface and so no usage of the free AutoOCR additional applications DropOCR, FineOCR and ifresco Transformer.

Advantages / Highlights AutoOCRLight:

  • Installable as Windows Service or as normal application under 32 and 64bit OS
  • Folder – monitoring – new added files automatically get recognized and processed
  • Processes – PDF or image files (TIFF, JPEG) – black&white, grayscale, color
  • iOCR – OCR engine without page limit for generation of searchable PDF or TXT
  • Image prozessing functions for improvement of the source documents – automatic – turn – pageorientation recognizing, straighten, crop edges, remove impurities, remove perforation, remove lines.
  • Intelligent PDF-OCR processing of mixed documents – checked page by page if an OCR processing is necessary.
  • High throughput by parallel processing

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Download – AutoOCRLight – Low Cost OCR Server >>>