Configuration

OCR SDK Prereq 2.10

Development
To develop applications using the OCR SDK the recommended approach is to install the SDK in the development machine. This will ensure that the installer installs all the required prerequisites (VC++ Redistributable(s) and .NET Framework) needed by the SDK.

You can find all the prerequisites required by the SDK by clicking on the “Aquaforest OCR SDK X.XX” (X.XX will be the […]

Aquaforest OCR engine v Extended (IRIS) OCR engine

In this article, we will highlight key features of each OCR engine to help you decide on which OCR engine to use for your project.

 

Language Support:

The Aquaforest OCR supports 23 languages (primarily European languages) see this document for a list of the supported languages.

The Extended (IRIS) OCR engine supports over 127 languages including support for Asian languages, see this document to see […]

Aquaforest Searchlight and SharePoint Online – Configuration Options and Security

This post describes the different options available when using Aquaforest Searchlight to process documents in SharePoint Online and also addresses security questions.

 
Option 1
If you set up Searchlight in your local server and access SharePoint Online remotely as depicted in the diagram below, all documents will be downloaded and uploaded over SSL and therefore encrypted.

The downside with this setup is the […]

Upgrading Aquaforest Searchlight

Upgrading to v1.2 of Aquaforest Searchlight is relatively straight forward.

The following steps will guide you through the process.

 

 

 

Pre-requisites:

Upgrades to v1.2 can only be carried out if you’re currently running v1.05 or v1.1.
If you’re running an earlier version please contact the support team; support@aquaforest.com.
You will require the latest installer which can be downloaded from our download page.
Our license keys are version and machine […]

Using different versions of a DLL in a project

The Aquaforest OCR SDK makes use of two libraries that can cause problems if referenced individually in a project. The two libraries in question are:

iTextSharp
Log4Net

If your application makes use of any of these 2 libraries in addition to the Aquaforest SDK, you will need some additional configuration to be able to compile it.

For instance, let’s say your application uses the […]

Upgrading Autobahn DX Server

 

Upgrading to a newer version of Autobahn DX Server

is relatively straight forward.

The following steps will guide you through the process.

 

Ensure you have the following before upgrading:

The latest installer for your Operating system, the installer can be downloaded from our download page.
License key, our license keys are version and machine specific so a new license key will be required.
You can request […]

Converting Postscript (.ps) files to PDF using Autobahn DX Server

The following steps will enable you to convert postscript (.ps) files to searchable PDF using Autobahn DX.

Download and install the relevant version of GSview using the following links gsv50w64.exe  gsv50w32.exe
Once installed change your .ps file to open with gsview, to do this:

Right click on a post script file and select properties.
Click on the change button.
Select either C:\Program Files\Ghostgum\gsview\gsview64.exe or gsview32.exe

 

 

Open the easyPDF […]

This short blog provides information on how Autobahn DX Server converts office type documents to PDF and what is required from your environment to successfully achieve this.

Autobahn DX uses the Autobahn and BCL easyPDF x Loader services to control the execution of both scheduled jobs and ad-hoc jobs whether submitted via the Autobahn Manager or via the Autobahn Job API.

The […]

Converting .MSG files to PDF

This short blog provides information on how to configure your environment in order for Autobahn DX to successfully convert .MSG files to PDF.

Autobahn DX uses the Autobahn and BCL easyPDF x Loader services which control the execution of both scheduled jobs and ad-hoc jobs whether submitted via the Autobahn Manager or via the Autobahn Job API.

The conversion is done by […]

Aquaforest Searchlight – Best Practices

This blog focuses on setting up Aquaforest Searchlight for processing large number of documents in SharePoint.

Firstly, we have to understand how Searchlight works. There are 2 main stages when processing a Searchlight library: the Audit stage and the OCR stage.

Before explaining these 2 stages, let’s first clarify what is a Searchlight library. A Searchlight library is an object in Aquaforest […]