Aquaforest Autobahn DX

Batch OCR PDF and Conversion Server for Windows Server Platforms

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High Volume Document Conversion

Autobahn DX is a Document Processing product designed to fit into an organization's document workflow. It is able to process and convert a variety of different types of document including TIFF images, Microsoft Office documents and HTML pages, convert those documents to searchable PDFs and perform a variety of other customizable activities.



  Convert TIFF, Microsoft Office and other types to Searchable PDF

  Ultra-high performance support for up to 64 cores with the optional Multi-Core Module

  Support for over 20 languages and over 100 languages with the optional Extended OCR Module

  Watched Folders, Scheduled Tasks and Windows Service Support

  Customizable Job Definitions and Scripts & .Net API

  XML-based Job Definitions

Extended OCR Module

The Extended OCR Module for Autobahn DX adds the IRIS OCR engine as an alternative to the standard Aquaforest engine. This has a number of benefits including optional support for Asian languages and DOCX output. For further information see the Extended OCR Module product page.


Multi-Core Module

The Multi-Core module allows a single job to process multiple files in parallel and is ideally suited for maximizing throughput when processing large volumes of documents of any size. For more information see the Multi-Core Module product page.


Microsoft Sharepoint Support

Sharepoint is supported as a document target destination (Sharepoint Upload) and as a source (Sharepoint Download). This allows Sharepoint document libraries to be populated directly from Autobahn DX jobs.


Highly Compressed PDF Support

Autobahn DX supports both Mixed Raster Compression (MRC) for optimal compression of scanned color PDFs as well as JBIG2 for optimal compression of bitonal documents.


PDF/A and PDF/X Support for all file types

Autobahn DX supports generation of PDF/A and PDF/X compliant files from "born digital" documents such as Microsoft Word as well as scanned image TIFF and PDF files.


Autobahn DX Windows Service

This is the heart of the product and controls the execution of both scheduled jobs and ad-hoc jobs whether submitted via the Autobahn Manager or via the Autobahn Job API.


Searchable PDFs

The product's OCR engine, capable of processing thousands of pages per hour is used to recognise text from source TIFF and Image-Only PDF files and to create Searchable PDF files. In addition, an option exists to create text files from the recognised text.


Job Designer

This allows definition and editing of a job definition, using a tree-list type model coupled with a Visual Studio - style property list.


.Net API

This enables jobs to be run via any .Net platform tool.

Supported Operating Systems Windows 7 (64 bit)
Windows 8 (64 bit)
Windows 10 (64 bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
Windows Server 2016 (64 bit)
Recommended Memory Single Core License - 4 GB RAM
8 Core License - 16 GB RAM
Greater Than 8 Core License - Ask Us
Recommended CPU Single Core License - i5 processor
8 Core License - i7 processor
Greater Than 8 Core License - Ask Us
Disk Space 500 MB
.NET Framework 4.5.2 | 3.5
Visual C++ Runtime The Visual C++ Redistributable package is required for deployment as well as development.
  • The Aquaforest engine requires Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86 | x64)
  • The Extended engine requires Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86 | x64)

Autobahn DX has two Editions - Workstation and Server and there are two optional modules available. There are no limits on the number of pages or documents that can be processed.

Edition comparison is explained in the FAQ.

Product Standard OCR Extended OCR
Workstation £ 959    Buy N/A
Server
(Single Core)
£ 2,219 Buy £ 2,959 Buy
Server
(4 Cores)
£ 2,959 Buy £ 3,700 Buy
Server
(8 Cores)
£ 3,700 Buy £ 4,440 Buy
Each Additional Block of 4 Cores
up to a maximum of 64.
£ 741    Buy £ 741    Buy
Product Standard OCR Extended OCR
Workstation € 1,126 Buy N/A
Server
(Single Core)
€ 2,604 Buy € 3,474 Buy
Server
(4 Cores)
€ 3,474 Buy € 4,343 Buy
Server
(8 Cores)
€ 4,343 Buy € 5,213 Buy
Each Additional Block of 4 Cores
up to a maximum of 64.
€ 870    Buy € 870    Buy
Product Standard OCR Extended OCR
Workstation $ 1,295 Buy N/A
Server
(Single Core)
$ 2,995 Buy $ 3,995 Buy
Server
(4 Cores)
$ 3,995 Buy $ 4,995 Buy
Server
(8 Cores)
$ 4,995 Buy $ 5,995 Buy
Each Additional Block of 4 Cores
up to a maximum of 64.
$ 1000  Buy $ 1000  Buy