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ActivePDF Captures OCR

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) has gone through numerous iterations over the years. Starting from identifying single alphabets to capturing high volumes of data, OCR continues to evolve. Today’s latest iteration of OCR-A/B is at the cutting edge of searching, capturing and archiving text images within various formats. Recently, ActivePDF introduced DocSight™ OCR, aimed at enterprise businesses looking for high-quality, high-speed batch OCR solutions.

What is DocSight OCR?
In the past, OCR capability meant one thing – recognition of printed or written text characters by a computer. While this is still the core definition of OCR, today businesses demand more from their OCR software. DocSight expands on OCR technology by offering industry-leading OCR software designed specifically for developers in an enterprise-wide environment.

Here’s a sample of what DocSight OCR offers:

  • Watched Folder Interface – The DocSight OCR Watched Folder Interface utilizes drag-and-drop processing. Individual folders can be configured for specific scenarios, providing more granular control over document processing settings.
  • File Size Optimization – Several compression choices for content and images allow control of output file size.
  • PDF Security – Secure your PDF documents with RC4 40-bit, 128-bit or AES 128-bit, and 256-bit encryption.
  • Multi-lingual – Support for over 120 languages – including Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese.

How is DocSight OCR Different?
One of the biggest challenges of OCR is inaccuracy when working with poor-quality documents. DocSight OCR gives users the option to control the confidence level of scanned PDF images. For example, if a scanned PDF document contains poor contrast, is creased or dirty, the user simply dials in a low confidence level and DocSight OCR adjusts to that level. The result is improved accuracy at high speed. Also included is high-quality despeckling, deskewing and the capability to auto-rotate images.

Another big need for businesses is the ability to recognize characters in different languages. DocSight OCR supports over 120 languages, including an extended Asian language library.

Is DocSight OCR Right for Your Business?
For businesses working with sensitive client information (such as healthcare, finance, insurance, etc.), it is extremely important to protect customer documents. DocSight OCR securely protects client data and remains compliant to specific industry rules and regulations.

A few ways documents remain secure after going through OCR process:

  1. Metadata can be added to the document that specifies classification and user access. 
  2. Access by users and company employees can be easily defined, which restricts access and the ability to share, download, email or print.

​From network-hosted to cloud-based, DocSight OCR enables easy document submission from virtually any platform – post the input file and DocSight OCR does the rest.

To learn more about DocSight OCR and how ActivePDF is advancing OCR technology, check out the Product Sheet. How can ActivePDF can help digitalize your business? See which product works best for you by using our Product Finder, use our online contact form, or call to speak to one of our knowledgeable team members directly (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., PST) at 866-468-6733.

Posted: 7/31/2017