Can I run FineReader Engine in Virtual Machine or Container?

The use of virtual environments in companies has been steadily increasing for many decades. For some years now, as the advantages are obvious: Hardware cost savings, IT efficiency, faster deployment and performance of applications through greater scalability options, etc.

Virtual Machines

ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 can be run in many different virtual environments. Please see the list of the latest supported virtual systems here.


Starting with the version 12, the FineReader Engine can be easily deployed in Docker containers leveraging the Online License.

The Online License, introduced in the latest version of the FineReader Engine – version 12, does not require an activation and is best suited for the use in virtual environments, including Docker containers and cloud platforms.

For more details on the Online License please read the article FineReader Engine 12 Online Licensing.

For detailed instructions on how to deploy the FineReader Engine 12 in Docker containers, please see the correspondig articles:


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