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ABBYY Recognition Server 3.0

ABBYY Recognition Server

ABBYY Recognition Server is the ideal choice for organizations that are looking for an efficient automated OCR server and document capture software. This robust, powerful yet simple server-based OCR solution is designed for mid- to high-volume document processing across large departments and enterprises. It can be either deployed as a standalone program or integrated with a third-party system such as DMS, RMS, and electronic archiving system:

 

ABBYY Recognition Server is a robust, powerful yet simple server-based solution for automating document capture and document conversion processes across corporate departments and enterprises. Designed for mid- to high-volume processing, ABBYY Recognition Server can be used either as a turn-key solution or an integral part of document capture, document management and back-end systems.


Takes care of the whole document capture process

ABBYY Recognition Server covers all steps of document capture, from scanning to indexing and exporting documents to archiving and content management systems.

Quick in deployment and easy to use

ABBYY Recognition Server has an intuitive interface and can be set up and operated without prior training.

Designed for processing high volumes of documents

ABBYY Recognition Server is known for its unmatched scalability. The solution is easily extendable to multi-core CPUs or multiple servers, and therefore able to cope with any volume of documents, processing them as scheduled or round-the-clock.

Compatible with various scanners and ECM systems

ABBYY Recognition Server will supplement your scanning devices and back-end software with powerful document capture functionality.

Ready-made connectors to Microsoft and Google Enterprise Search systems

ABBYY Recognition Server connects as a background OCR server to enterprise systems such as Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server, Windows® Search and Google Search Appliance™, enhancing their capabilities to search over the content of document images.

ABBYY award-winning technology inside

ABBYY Recognition Server includes the well-known ABBYY OCR engine that delivers unprecedented recognition accuracy for any kind of documents. It supports Latin, Cyrillic, Asian and other writing systems, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Thai, and Vietnamese.


Creation of Searchable Archives and Digital Libraries

With its highly scalable distributed architecture, ABBYY Recognition Server is very efficient in high-volume OCR and document conversion.

The main components of ABBYY Recognition Server 3.0 include Server Manager, a central unit designed for system management, and Processing Stations, which perform OCR and document conversion. One Server Manager can control a virtually unlimited number of Processing Stations connected to it. It effectively distributes all recognition and conversion tasks among the Processing Stations and CPUs, balancing the workload across the system resources. By connecting dozens of Processing Stations to the server, you can increase the throughput to several hundred pages per minute.

ABBYY Recognition Server 3.0 can save documents in archive-friendly formats, such as TIFF, XML and PDF. PDF files created by the program comply with the PDF/A standard for long-tem preservation. Advanced MRC compression helps to achieve significantly smaller file sizes without any visible loss in quality.

High-volume OCR

ABBYY Recognition Server also offers a range of features aimed at making high-volume OCR and document conversion more productive yet cost-effective:

  • Automated Document Conversion
    OCR processing and document conversion are automated and performed on back-end servers. By eliminating user involvement in the conversion process, ABBYY Recognition Server 3.0 significantly reduces the time spent on document processing.
  • Advanced Scheduling
    The product provides advanced scheduling options for managing task priorities and controlling the load of the processing stations during a day or week. For instance, some workstations can be set up for round-the-clock operation, and others for night-time OCR processing, while in the daytime these workstations can be used to perform the usual office tasks. Thanks to these options, your company won't need to purchase unnecessary hardware and will be able to use the existing resources in the most efficient way.
  • Easy Scanning and Sorting
    ABBYY Recognition Server 3.0 provides user-friendly interface for batch scanning, document separation, sorting and key indexing. Routine operations can be automated by using scripted rules, which tell ABBYY Recognition Server how to classify and index the document according to its content.

Document Capture Front-End For ECM Systems

Effective document management is an essential part of any effective business. Many organizations have adopted document or content management systems for storing their documents and routing them throughout the organization's business processes. However, installing a CMS system is only part of the story, as it needs a supplemental tool to capture new documents that come every day from various entry points in the company.

ABBYY Recognition Server is a powerful yet convenient front-end to an ECM system. It offers an intuitive interface for scanning and indexing documents as well as an automated OCR engine for converting those documents into a searchable format. The documents are classified, either automatically or by an operator, and routed to the appropriate destination based on their type and attributes. The product can also operate as a web service and supports remote document upload. Therefore its implementation is not restricted to one office but can serve several remote entry points at a time.

Feature highlights:

  • Intuitive Scanning and Indexing interfaces
    ABBYY Recognition Server includes Scanning and Indexing Stations that allow operators to perform capturing and indexing documents quickly and easily on their PCs. The stations have intuitive and user-friendly interfaces that will be clear to both a back-office assistant and a knowledge worker without prior training.
  • Automated OCR and document conversion
    OCR and document conversion, the most resource-intensive part of the processing, are done automatically on the server back-end and requires no user involvement whatsoever.
  • Compatible with different kinds of ECM systems
    ABBYY Recognition Server provides a ready-to-use connector to Microsoft SharePoint Server and flexible scripting capabilities for linking the software to virtually any ECM system. Various kinds of connectors can be created as Java or VB scripts.

System Requirements

Server Manager

  • PC with Intel® Pentium®/Celeron®/Xeon™/Core™, AMD K6/Athlon™/Duron™/Sempron™/Opteron™ or compatible processor with a minimum clock speed of 500 MHz.
  • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Vista®, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP.
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM.
  • Hard disk space: 20 MB for installation and 1 GB for program operation.*
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later is required for saving files to Microsoft SharePoint Server.
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 or later is required for processing and sending e-mail messages via Microsoft Exchange Server.
  • The account under which the server is running must have read/write permissions to the following registry branches:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ABBYY
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ABBYY


Scanning Station

  • PC with Intel® Core™2/2 Quad/Pentium®/Celeron®/Xeon™, AMD K6/Turion™/Athlon™/Duron™/Sempron™ processor or compatible processor with a minimum clock speed of 2 GHz.
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP (for localized interfaces, corresponding language support is required)
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM minimum; 1 GB recommended.
  • Hard disk space: 1 GB (including 125 MB for installation).
  • Scanner supporting TWAIN, WIA or ISIS.
  • Video card and display with a resolution of 1024×768.
  • Keyboard, mouse or other pointing device.

Processing Station

  • PC with Intel Pentium/Celeron/Xeon/Core, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron/Sempron/Opteron or compatible processor with a minimum clock speed of 500 MHz.
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP.
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM plus an additional 300 MB for each recognition process.
  • Hard disk space: 600 MB for installation and 1 GB for program operation.*

Indexing Station

  • PC with Intel Pentium/Celeron/Xeon/Core, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron/Sempron/Opteron or other compatible processor with a clock speed of 500 MHz or higher.
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP (for localized interfaces, corresponding language support is required).
  • Memory: 768 MB RAM.
  • Hard disk space: 500 MB for installation and 1 GB for program operation.*

Remote Administration Console

  • PC with Intel Pentium/Celeron/Xeon/Core, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron/Sempron/Opteron or compatible processor with a minimum clock speed of 200 MHz.
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP (for localized interfaces, corresponding language support is required).
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM.
  • Hard disk space: 30 MB.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later is required for saving files to Microsoft SharePoint Server.

COM-based API

  • PC with Intel Pentium/Celeron/Xeon/Core, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron/Sempron/Opteron or compatible processor with a minimum clock speed of 200 MHz.
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP.
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM.
  • Hard disk space: 15 MB.

Web Service

  • PC with Intel Pentium/Celeron/Xeon/Core, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron/Sempron/Opteron or compatible processor with a minimum clock speed of 200 MHz.
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP.
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM.
  • Hard disk space: 15 MB and 100 MB for program operation.*
  • Microsoft IIS 5.1 or later.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later.

Google Search Appliance Connector

  • PC with Intel Pentium/Celeron/Xeon/Core, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron/Sempron/Opteron or compatible processor with a minimum clock speed of 500 MHz.
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP.
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM.
  • Hard disk space: the hard disk space required for program operation depends on the complexity and number of the images.

Microsoft Search IFilter

  • PC with Intel Pentium/Celeron/Xeon/Core, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron/Sempron/Opteron or compatible processor with a minimum clock speed of 500 MHz.
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP.
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM.
  • Hard disk space: 10 MB for ABBYY Recognition Server 3.0 IFilter installation, the hard disk space required for program operation depends on the complexity and number of the images.

* — Note: The hard disk space required for program operation may be larger depending on the complexity, quality, and number of the images.


Recognition Languages

  • 47 main languages with dictionary support: Armenian (Eastern, Western, Grabar), Bashkir, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, German (new spelling), Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian (group of Bokmal and Nynorsk languages), Norwegian (Bokmal, Nynorsk), Old English, Old French, Old German, Old Italian, Old Spanish, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tatar, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
  • 139 additional languages without dictionary support: Abkhaz, Adyghe, Afrikaans, Agul, Albanian, Altaic, Avar, Aymara, Azerbaijani (Cyrillic, Latin), Basque, Belarusian, Bemba, Blackfoot, Breton, Bugotu, Buryat, Cebuano, Chamorro, Chechen, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Chukchee, Chuvash, Corsican, Crimean Tatar, Crow, Dakota, Dargwa, Dungan, Eskimo (Cyrillic, Latin), Even, Evenki, Faroese, Fijian, Frisian, Friulian, Gagauz, Galician, Ganda, German (Luxembourg), Guarani, Hani, Hausa, Hawaiian, Icelandic, Ingush, Irish, Japanese, Jingpo, Kabardian, Kalmyk, Karachay-Balkar, Karakalpak, Kasub, Kawa, Kazakh, Khakass, Khanty, Kikuyu, Kirghiz, Kongo, Korean, Korean (Hangul), Koryak, Kpelle, Kumyk, Kurdish, Lak, Latin, Latvian Gothic, Lezgi, Luba, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay (Malaysian), Malinke, Maltese, Mansi, Maori, Mari, Maya, Miao, Minangkabau, Mohawk, Moldavian (Latin), Mongol, Mordvin, Nahuatl, Nenets, Nivkh, Nogay, Nyanja, Occitan, Ojibway, Ossetian, Papiamento, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romany, Rundi, Russian (Old Spelling), Rwanda, Sami (Lappish) , Samoan, Scottish Gaelic, Selkup, Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Shona, Somali, Sorbian, Sotho, Sunda, Swahili, Swazi, Tabasaran, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tajik, Tok Pisin, Tongan, Tswana, Tun, Turkmen, Tuvinian, Udmurt, Uigur (Cyrillic, Latin), Uzbek (Cyrillic, Latin), Welsh, Wolof, Xhosa, Yakut, Yiddish, Zapotec, and Zulu.
  • 4 artificial languages: Esperanto, Ido, Interlingua, and Occidental.
  • 6 programming languages: Basic, C/C++, COBOL, Fortran, Java, and Pascal.
  • MICR (E-13B).
  • Simple chemical formulas.
  • Digits.

Supported Input Formats

  • BMP: black and white, gray, color. Compression methods: uncompressed, uncompressed Palette, uncompressed Mask, RLE compressed Palette
  • PCX, DCX: black and white, gray, color
  • JPEG, JPEG 2000 part1: gray, color
  • JBIG2: black and white
  • PNG: black and white, gray, color
  • GIF: black and white, gray. Compression methods: LZW
  • TIFF: black and white, gray, color, multi-image. Compression methods: Unpacked, CCITT Group 3, CCITT Group 3 FAX (2D), CCITT Group 4, PackBits, JPEG, ZIP, LZW
  • PDF (Version 1.7 or earlier)
  • DjVu: black and white, gray, color
  • WDP: black and white, gray, color

Supported Output Formats

  • Microsoft Word (*.DOC, *.DOCX)
  • Microsoft Excel (*.XLS, *.XLSX)
  • Rich Text Format (*.RTF)
  • XML (*.XML)
  • PDF, PDF/A (*.PDF)
  • HTML (*.HTM)
  • CSV (*.CSV)
  • Plain text (*.TXT)
  • TIFF (*.TIFF)
  • JPEG, JPEG 2000 (*.JPG, *.J2K)
  • JPEG, JPEG 2000 (*.JPG, *.J2K)
  • FineReader internal format (FineReader Engine-compatible)

Barcode Types

1D: Code 128, Code 39, EAN 13, EAN 8, Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar (without checksum), UCC Code 128, Code 2 of 5 (Industrial, IATA, Matrix), Code 93, UPC-A, UPC-E, Patch Code, and Postnet.

2D: Aztec, Data Matrix, PDF 417, QR Code.


Supported User Interface Languages

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian


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