OCR SDK Application Development & Deployment - Aquaforest

OCR SDK Application Development & Deployment


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 version of the SDK installed) shortcut on the desktop after installation and going to the “Prerequisites” tab.

Aquaforest OCR SDK Prerequisites


The prerequisites may be specific to the version of the SDK installed. The above prerequisites are for OCR SDK version 2.10.

You can use the “Aquaforest OCR SDK Prerequisite Check.exe” tool to make sure the computer has all the required prerequisites installed.

Diagnostic Tool


This will open a command line application that will perform the necessary checks.

Diagnostics 2.10



To deploy the application to a production server, there is no need to install the SDK. However, you still need to make sure all the prerequisites are installed in the production server. To do so, copy the “Aquaforest OCR SDK Prerequisites Check.exe” tool from the machine where the OCR SDK is installed to the production server and run it. The tool is located in the diagnostics folder: “[SDK installation path]\diagnostics\” and can be easily accessed from the “Prerequisites” tab.

Diagnostic Folder


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Neil Pitman founded Aquaforest Limited in 2001 and is the chief architect for the company’s PDF and OCR software products used by thousands of organizations ranging from NASA to the Dutch Ministerie van Justitie. Neil has 30 years’ experience in the software industry in the UK and USA in the areas of database systems, document management and software development tools and has served on the IDT committees of the British Standards Institute (BSI) and was a co-author of the BSI’s 2007 publication on the Long Term Preservation of Digital Documents.