Aquaforest

OCR SDK

OCR SDK to build C# OCR and VB OCR Applications

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What is the OCR SDK?

Aquaforest's OCR SDK for .NET enables developers to directly make use of the Aquaforest OCR engine in their own applications and create searchable PDFs, RTFs, text files, etc. from Image-PDFs, TIFFs and bitmaps.


Build High Performance 32-bit or 64-bit OCR applications

PDF/A generation from TIFFs and PDFs

Samples in C# and VB.NET

Create compressed searchable PDF, DOCX, WORDML, RTF, CSV, XLSX, EXCELML, TXT, HTML, EPUB and XPS files

Programmatically access OCR results

Support for over 100 languages

Decode barcodes



Searchable PDFs

Aquaforest'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.

Image Preprocessing

For optimal OCR recognition, options are available to control deskew, despeckle, graphics area treatment and auto-rotate.

Simple .NET integration

The SDK has been designed to be simple to integrate with .NET applications and complete samples are provided in C#, VB.NET and ASP.NET.

Fully Searchable PDF Generation

The SDK can be used to generate fully text searchable PDFs with the original image and a transparent text layer.

System requirements

Supported Operating Systems Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2016
Disk Space 600 MB
.NET Framework 4.5.2 | Multi-Targeting Pack (Developer Pack)
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)


Editions Regular License Bundle* Unlimited License Bundle*
Basic Edition £ 1,107 Buy £ 2,770 Buy
Standard Edition £ 2,219 Buy £ 5,548 Buy
Advanced Edition £ 2,959 Buy £ 7,404 Buy
Extended Edition £ 4,441 Buy Contact sales@aquaforest.com
NOTES:
  • Regular bundle: 1 Developer, 1 Server Runtime, Unlimited End Users of the Server Application.
  • Unlimited Bundle: Unlimited Developers & Runtimes for one business application.
  • Additional Runtimes:
    • Cost includes 12 months Support& Maintenance.
    • Require Developer License with Current Support & Maintenance.
Runtimes License Cost
OCR SDK Extended Edition Runtime £ 1,848Buy
OCR SDK Advanced Edition Runtime £ 1,107Buy
OCR SDK Standard Edition Runtime £ 737   Buy
OCR SDK Basic Edition Runtime £ 367   Buy
Editions Regular License Bundle* Unlimited License Bundle*
Basic Edition € 1,300Buy € 3,252Buy
Standard Edition € 2,604Buy € 6,513Buy
Advanced Edition € 3,474Buy € 8,691Buy
Extended Edition € 5,213Buy Contact sales@aquaforest.com
NOTES:
  • Regular bundle: 1 Developer, 1 Server Runtime, Unlimited End Users of the Server Application.
  • Unlimited Bundle: Unlimited Developers & Runtimes for one business application.
  • Additional Runtimes:
    • Cost includes 12 months Support& Maintenance.
    • Require Developer License with Current Support & Maintenance.
Runtimes License Cost
OCR SDK Extended Edition Runtime € 2,170 Buy
OCR SDK Advanced Edition Runtime € 1,300 Buy
OCR SDK Standard Edition Runtime € 865    Buy
OCR SDK Basic Edition Runtime € 430    Buy
Editions Regular License Bundle* Unlimited License Bundle*
Basic Edition $ 1,495Buy $ 3,740Buy
Standard Edition $ 2,995Buy $ 7,490Buy
Advanced Edition $ 3,995Buy $ 9,995Buy
Extended Edition $ 5,995Buy Contact sales@aquaforest.com
NOTES:
  • Regular bundle: 1 Developer, 1 Server Runtime, Unlimited End Users of the Server Application.
  • Unlimited Bundle: Unlimited Developers & Runtimes for one business application.
  • Additional Runtimes:
    • Cost includes 12 months Support& Maintenance.
    • Require Developer License with Current Support & Maintenance.
Runtime License Cost
OCR SDK Extended Edition Runtime $ 2495 Buy
OCR SDK Advanced Edition Runtime $ 1495 Buy
OCR SDK Standard Edition Runtime $ 995   Buy
OCR SDK Basic Edition Runtime $ 495   Buy

Development Licenses

Each developer building applications requires a Developer License. Please note that each Aquaforest OCR SDK Bundle purchase includes one developer license and one server runtime license. Additional developer licenses can be purchased for multiple developers and significant discounts are available - please contact sales@aquaforest.com for details.

Additional Server Runtime Licenses

In most cases all that is required is the purchase of a single developer license bundle which includes a server runtime license. However, if additional runtime servers are required then each requires a runtime license. A Server is defined as a physical or virtual machine that is used for automated unattended processing or to provide services to multiple end users.

Desktop Runtime Licenses

For use within a single organization, the purchase of a development license bundle allows deployment to an unlimited number of desktops*. Please contact sales@aquaforest.com if you have additional requirements.

"Desktop" is defined as an "end-user" personal computer that may have Applications installed that utilize the Software. The Applications must NOT support unattended document processing. No more than 10 page images may be processed without requiring human intervention.

*For Aquaforest OCR only if you require Desktop Runtime Licensing for the Extended OCR please contact sales@aquaforest.com.

Unlimited Runtime Licenses

In cases where the OCR SDK is being used as a component within a business application that will be sold to multiple end customers then the Unlimited License Bundle may be the most suitable license. This allows and unlimited number of Developers & Runtimes for one business application.

Additional cost | Included
Edition Comparison Basic Standard Advanced Extended
OCR from bitmap or TIFF
Image Pre-Processing and Auto-Rotation
Support for 23 Languages
.NET Programmatic and Zonal access to OCR results
RTF and TXT output
1 Thread
Blank Page Removal
PDF Merging
Barcode Decoding
PDF Input (OCR PDF)  
Searchable PDF Output  
2 Threads  
Stamps on PDF Output  
Unlimited Threads    
Advanced MRC and JBIG2 Compressed PDF Output    
Advanced Pre-processing (Optimized OCR)    
PDF Toolkit License Included    
Support for 129 languages      
Support for multiple languages within a single document from the same character set      
Asian Language Support (Optional add-on)      
Arabic Language Support (Optional add-on)      
Intelligent High Quality Compression (Optional add-on)      
Multiple document output formats:
PDF, DOCX, WORDML, RTF, CSV, XLSX, EXCELML, TXT, HTML and XPS
     
Multiple PDF version output support      

Is Aquaforest OCR SDK supported on Virtual machines?

Yes, all our products are supported on virtual machines including Oracle VM virtual box

What is the cost of SMC after 12 months?

Support and Maintenance cover can optionally be renewed after 12 months at 20% of the product license fee, giving you access to the support team and free upgrades.

What is included in the license price?

To ensure our clients are successful in using our products we provide 12 months complementary support and maintenance cover with all of our products.

Can we purchase additional Cores and Modules?

If your requirements change during the use of the product and you require additional Cores or another Module we can simply upgrade your license with the difference in price.

Can I just get a Demo?

We can demonstrate the product for you and discuss how it can meet your needs.

Do you offer any free advice?

Our team have gained extensive experience and expertise in searchable PDFs over many years and are members of the PDF association. We are happy to share our knowledge and provide free advice in this area.

How can I contact you?

Email:
We aim to respond to email support requests with 1/2 a business day- usually we respond much more quickly than that. Email support@aquaforest.com with any support query.
Phone support:
If you prefer to speak directly with our team call us on +44 (0) 768 727 or ask for a call via support@aquaforest.com with any support query.
Live chat:
You can always contact us on live chat during office hours.