SmartZone OCR/ICR

Add outstanding character recognition for both typed and hand-printed information, and eliminate manual data entry.
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Improve character recognition with our powerful ICR and OCR SDK.

Just pass it an image clip, and SmartZone returns the characters. It’s ideal for capturing data from form fields whether they were typed (OCR) or hand-printed (ICR). You can enhance accuracy with data matching/lookup, regular expressions, and custom character sets for character recognition. Confidence values let you control when operators should review results and alternate characters help operators quickly pick correct entries.

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OCR Xpress Features

Just pass it an image clip, and SmartZone returns the characters. It’s ideal for capturing data from form fields whether they were typed (OCR) or hand-printed (ICR). You can enhance accuracy with data matching/lookup, regular expressions, and custom character sets for character recognition. Confidence values let you control when operators should review results and alternate characters help operators quickly pick correct entries.

Languages for OCR and ICR

The software recognizes several languages including English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish (ActiveX ICR is English-only). It can simultaneously recognize characters from all supported languages.

Recognition

  • Pre-defined character sets include uppercase, lowercase, mixed case alphabetic, digits, currency, and punctuation.
  • Can be limited to any customer-defined subset of the full character sets.
  • Return confidence values for each individual character, line, and the complete result.
  • Return alternate results for each character with confidence values.
  • Choose rejection character provided when character cannot be identified.
  • Set confidence level below which the rejection character is returned.
  • Can optimize by controlling recognition segmentation parameters.
  • Users can define an expected character pattern for a field and apply a different regular expression to each field to dramatically improve accuracy (.NET only).

Standard Field Types (.NET only)

  • Pre-defined field types include: dates, times, email, U.S phone, SSN, URL, currency. Defined fields experience improved accuracy.
  • They can be augmented with regular expressions and a data validation list can be used to automatically verify part numbers, customer IDs, etc.

Image Load, Save, and Manipulate

SmartZone Professional and Standard include ImagXpress Standard for basic image conversion, image processing, and TWAIN scanning.

MICR Recognition (MICR)*

  • Recognizes E-13B font within configurable zones.
  • Returns confidence values for each character, field, and line.
  • Parses MICR text into fields defined by ASC X9, Inc.**

*MICR support is available as an add-on.

**See standards document ANSI X9.100-160-1-2004.

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SmartZone Development Environments

  • .NET 32-bit & 64-bit
  • ActiveX 32-bit  
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Aleksey Kondratov Software Engineer

Aleksey Kondratov joined Accusoft in 2008 as a QA team leader. He worked on many Accusoft products including BarcodeXpress, forms processing applications, and other SDKs. Now Aleksey is a software engineer for PrizmDoc Suite. He likes working on new programming technologies like ML and Computer Vision. In his spare time, Aleksey enjoys landscape design and spends free time in his garden where he grows roses and other flowers. In addition, he likes to spend time with his children and travel in his car.

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Use the form below to download your full-featured trial of SmartZone, our OCR and ICR SDK With it, you’ll receive functional sample code to get you started.

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Tech Specs for SmartZone

Discover how you can include intelligent character recognition (ICR) and optical character recognition (OCR) into your application with ease.

Detailed Technical Specs

.NET

  • Programming environments include Visual Studio 2010, 2012, and 2013.
  • Sample code is included for VB.NET and C#.
  • Creates .NET AnyCPU applications for use in 64-bit and 32-bit environments.
  • Deploys within .NET as a managed control.
  • Fully compliant with .NET Framework 2.0 and above.
  • Can be used in multi-threaded applications.

ActiveX

  • Programming environments include Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and other Win32 visual development environments.
  • Sample code is included for VB, VC++, HTML/Scripting.
  • Can be used in development environments that host ActiveX controls.
  • Can be used in multi-threaded applications.
  • Free full-featured trial SDK available for download.

 

Included Components

 

SmartZone Standard

  • SmartZone OCR or ICR Standard
  • ImagXpress Standard
  • ThumbnailXpress
  • TwainPRO

SmartZone Professional

  • SmartZone OCR or ICR Professional
  • ImagXpress Standard
  • ThumbnailXpress
  • TwainPRO

SmartZone Pricing

Pricing for SmartZone varies based on server runtime, desktop runtime, and other variables. Contact sales for help choosing the right options for your project.

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Toolkit

Standard Runtime

Professional Runtime

All customers receive free Upgrade Support for 90 days after initial purchase, which includes email support and all product upgrades. Customers wanting longer-term support may choose to extend Upgrade Support, or to move up to Priority or Expedited support.

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