SmartZone Version 2 SDK for Zonal ICR and OCR Released by Pegasus Imaging

The new version delivers outstanding OCR accuracy and adds support for 10 Western European languages


TAMPA, FL August 18, 2008 – Pegasus Imaging Corporation, the leader in digital imaging technology, today announced the release of the SmartZone Version 2 Software Development Kit (SDK) for zonal ICR (hand-printed, intelligent character recognition) and zonal OCR (machine-printed, optical character recognition). The new version increases OCR accuracy and adds OCR support for 10 more languages while maintaining excellent speed performance.

The SmartZone SDK provides zonal ICR and zonal OCR technology as either a .NET or ActiveX toolkit. Commonly used in forms processing applications, this toolkit internally employs multiple independent recognition techniques to verify results and improve accuracy. ImagXpress Standard and ScanFix Xpress Lite are included with SmartZone for image handling, image cleanup, and TWAIN scanning.

SmartZone Version 2 delivers significantly improved OCR by adding an advanced neural network recognition engine that was created using over 21,000 image files. This new engine has increased SmartZone's accuracy rate to 99.7%. An additional major enhancement is the OCR support of Western European languages including Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. Trained with real-life multi-language examples, the new engine uses character frequency probability tables containing words and phrases from many languages to deliver outstanding word accuracy, while enabling simultaneous recognition of multiple languages.

More information on SmartZone can be found at the Pegasus Imaging website. SmartZone can be purchased alone or within FormSuite, a bundle of advanced forms processing technologies from Pegasus Imaging that also includes form recognition, form dropout, OMR, and advanced image cleanup. The included FormAssist demo application facilitates evaluation of FormSuite technologies and provides source code to use as a foundation for developing production form template setup and forms processing applications. Download now and contact a Pegasus Imaging representative for more information.

Pegasus, ImagXpress, and ScanFix are registered trademarks of Pegasus Imaging Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. SmartZone and FormSuite are trademarks of Pegasus Imaging Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.


About Pegasus Imaging

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Pegasus Imaging Corporation delivers digital imaging software development components, image compression and image editing technologies. The company exceeds speed and quality requirements for document imaging, forms processing, medical imaging, color/photo imaging, video applications and more. Technology is delivered as Microsoft .NET controls, COM controls, Windows Workflow Activities, C/C++ libraries, and applications. Multiple platforms are supported, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, IBM AIX and Mac OS X. Visit www.accusoft.com for more information.