FlexiCapture Engine 11 specification

Requirements

  • PC with x86-compatible processor (1GHz or higher)
  • Operating system:
    • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
    • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 SP1-SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista SP1-SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1-SP2, R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows XP SP1-SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit)

    ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine has been tested on the following cloud computing platforms:

    • Windows Azure
    • Amazon EC2

    ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine has been tested in the following virtual environments:

    • Microsoft Virtual PC
    • Microsoft Hyper-V (only with a software protection key)
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox 3, 4
    • Parallels Desktop 4
    • Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4
    • VMware Server 2
    • VMware Workstation 7, 8
    • VMware Player 3
    • VMware ESXi 5
  • Memory:
    • for processing one-page documents — at least 400 MB RAM, 1 GB RAM recommended
    • for processing multi-page documents — at least 1 GB RAM, 1.5 GB RAM recommended
  • Hard disk space: 1200 MB for library installation and 100 MB for program operation plus additional 15MB for every processing page of a multi-page document
  • 100% TWAIN-compatible scanner, digital camera, or fax modem — for scanning only
  • Video card and monitor (min. resolution 1024*768) — for displaying GUI elements
  • Keyboard, mouse or other input device
  • The following registry branches should be accessible from the workstation:
    • "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ABBYY\SDK\11\FlexiCapture Engine" — full control
    • "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ABBYY\SDK\11" — full control for installation only
    • "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ABBYY\SDK\11" — full control for installation only
  • The following folders should be accessible from the workstation:
    • Folder with ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine binary files — access for reading
    • %TEMP% folder — full control access
    • For Windows XP, Windows Server 2003:
      • folder %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\ABBYY\SDK\11\FlexiCapture Engine — full control access
      • folder %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\ABBYY\SDK\11\Licenses — full control access
    • For Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10:
      • folder %ProgramData%\ABBYY\SDK\11\FlexiCapture Engine — full control access
      • folder %ProgramData%\ABBYY\SDK\11\Licenses — full control access
  • The following components should be installed:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
    • If your application uses any functionality with a GUI displayed, Microsoft Windows Common Controls must be version 5.80 or later and RichEdit Control must be version 3.0 or later

ABBYY SDK 11 License Server Requirements

  • PC with an x86-compatible processor (1 GHz or higher)
  • Operating system:
    • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
    • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 SP1-SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista SP1-SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1-SP2, R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows XP SP1-SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit)

    ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine has been tested in the following virtual environments:

    • Microsoft Virtual PC
    • Microsoft Hyper-V (only with a software protection key)
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox 3, 4
    • Parallels Desktop 4
    • Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4
    • VMware Server 2
    • VMware Workstation 7, 8
    • VMware Player 3
    • VMware ESXi 5
  • 25 MB of free hard-disk space
  • For Windows XP, Windows Server 2003:
    • folder %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\ABBYY\SDK\11\Licenses — full control access
  • For Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10:
    • folder %ProgramData%\ABBYY\SDK\11\Licenses — full control access

Compatibility

ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine 11 works with projects created in ABBYY FlexiCapture 11 Professional Release 5, Build 11.0.4.2054, or earlier. Projects saved in the current version of ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine 11 can be used in ABBYY FlexiCapture 11 Professional Release 5, Build 11.0.4.2054, or later.

Development tools

The ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine application programming interface conforms to the COM standard and can be easily used in C/C++, Visual Basic, .NET, Delphi, Java or any development tool supporting COM components. The Engine can be adapted for use in scripting languages like VBS, JS, and Perl.

OCR:

ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine 11 recognizes 197 OCR languages, including:

  • 52 languages with full built-in dictionary support:
    • Languages with Latin, Cyrillic, Greek or Armenian characters: Armenian (Eastern, Western, Grabar), Azerbaijani (Latin), Bashkir, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Netherlands), English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German (new and old spelling), Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Nynorsk and Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian (new and old spelling, with accents marking stress position), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish and Ukrainian.
    • Japanese, Korean, Korean Hangul, Arabic, Thai, Vietnamese, Hebrew. 
    • FineReader XIX languages for recognition of old European documents printed in the 17th–19th centuries: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
  • 145 languages without dictionary support:
    • Languages with Latin, Cyrillic, or Greek characters: Abkhaz, Adyghe, Afrikaans, Agul, Albanian, Altaic, Avar, Aymara, Azerbaijani (Cyrillic), , Basque, Belarusian, Bemba, Blackfoot, Breton, Bugotu, Buryat, Cebuano (Visayan), Chamorro, Chechen, Chukchee, Chuvash, Corsican, Crimean Tatar, Crow, Sioux (Dakota), Dargwa, Dungan, Dutch (Belgian), Eskimo (Cyrillic), Eskimo (Latin), Even, Evenki, Faeroese, Fijian, Frisian, Friulian, Gagauz, Galician, Ganda, German (Luxemburg), Guarani, Hani, Hausa, Hawaiian, Icelandic, Ingush, Irish, Jingpo (Tinpo), Kabardian, Kalmyk, Karachay-balkar, Karakalpak, Kasub, Kawa, Kazakh, Khakas, Khanty, Kikuyu, Kirghiz, Kongo, Koryak, Kpelle, Kumyk, Kurdish, Lak, Lezgin, Luba, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malinke, Maltese, Mansi, Maori, Mari, Maya, Miao, Minangkabau, Mohawk, , Mongol, Mordvin, Nahuatl, Nenets, Nivkh, Nogay, Nyanja, Ojibway, Ossetian, Papiamento, Provencal, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romanian (Moldavia), Romany, Rundi, Rwanda, Sami (Lappish), Samoan, Scottish Gaelic, Selkup, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Shona, Somali, Sorbian, Sotho, Sunda, Swahili, Swazi, Tabasaran, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tajik, Tok Pisin (Pidgin English), Tongan, Tswana, Tun, Turkmen, Turkmen (Latin), Tuvan, Udmurt, Uigur (Cyrillic), Uigur (Latin), Uzbek (Cyrillic), Uzbek (Latin), Welsh, Wolof, Xhosa, Yakut, Zapotec, Zulu.
    • Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified
    • Artificial languages: Esperanto, Interlingua, Ido and Occidental.
    • Programming languages: Basic, C/C++, COBOL, Fortran, JAVA and Pascal.
    • Simple chemical formulas.
    • Digits.
  • Tools for creating user-defined languages.

ICR:

ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine 11 provides ICR technology — hand-printed character recognition for more than 110 languages, including:

  • About 30 languages with morphology/dictionary support (languages with Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek alphabets).
  • 85 languages with Latin characters without dictionary support.
  • Arabic ICR digits.

Supported Image Formats:

The ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine 11 opens and saves image files in the following formats:

  • PDF:
    Files in PDF format (Version 1.7 or earlier), including PDF/Archive (PDF/A)
  • BMP:
    2-bit — uncompressed black and white
    4- and 8-bit — uncompressed Palette
    4- and 8-bit — RLE compressed Palette
    16-bit — uncompressed Mask
    24-bit — uncompressed Palette and TrueColor
    32-bit — uncompressed Mask
  • PCX, DCX:
    2-bit — black and white
    4- and 8-bit — gray
    TrueColor
  • JPEG:
    gray, color
  • JPEG 2000:
    gray — Part 1
    color — Part 1
  • TIFF:
    black and white — uncompressed, CCITT3, CCITT3FAX, CCITT4, Packbits, ZIP, LZW
    gray — uncompressed, Packbits, JPEG, ZIP, LZW
    TrueColor — uncompressed, JPEG, ZIP, LZW
    Palette — uncompressed, Packbits, ZIP, LZW
    multiimage TIFF
  • GIF:
    black and white — LZW-compressed
    gray — LZW-compressed
    TrueColor — LZW-compressed
  • PNG:
    black and white, gray, color
  • DjVu:
    black and white, gray, color
  • JBIG2:
    black and white

Document Saving Formats:

  • Microsoft Office Excel Workbook (*.XLS)
  • DBase file (*.DBF)
  • Comma Separated Values File (*.CSV)
  • Simple text (*.TXT)
  • XML Document (*.XML)

Barcode Types

  • 1D: Codabar (with Check CodaBar), Code 128, Code 39 (with Check Code 39), Code 93, EAN 8 and 13, GS1-128, IATA 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5 (with Check Interleaved 2 of 5), Matrix 2 of 5, Patch, PostNet, UPC-A, UPC-E.
  • 2D: PDF 417, Aztec, Data Matrix, QR Code.

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Software Maintenance and/or Upgrade Assurance Agreement is available from the respective regional ABBYY or partner office. For all questions concerning upgrading, feel free to contact the sales manager with whom you communicated before.

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