ABBYY Recognition Server is a document conversion server that automatically converts paper, image and electronic documents and saves them as compressed archive compliant files, such as PDF or PDF/A. It helps organizations of any size optimize business processes while also achieving compliance, collaboration and long-term storage goals.

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Decide, Act and Serve Faster

 

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Replace Costly Physical Archives

 

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Win from Content Standardization

Key Scenarios

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Long-Term Storage and Compliance

Employ a user-independent PDF converter with capability to create high-volume digital archives while also complying with government or corporate regulations.

Document Conversion Service for Employees

Save time and money by connecting an entire company to the corporate document conversion service. Easy to use and manage, it works for any number of employees, with no additional training required.

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Automated Document Conversion for Digital Forensics, DLP, eDiscovery

Use converted files in digital forensics, DLP, eDiscovery systems, and many other ways. Recognition Server can be customized and integrated into a wide range of solutions.

Digital Libraries & Reading Heritage

Transform old or rare poor-quality documents into searchable, high-quality PDF, XML, or EPUB files. Digitize manuscripts printed in historical fonts and create a library to preserve cultural heritage using OCR server for .

Key features

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Trusted Character Recognition

Powered by ABBYY’s optical character recognition (OCR) technology, ABBYY Recognition Server delivers fast and highly accurate results in over 190 languages.

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Server-Based Architecture

Get built-in load balancing with mechanisms that ensure the server uses all available hardware resources in the most efficient way.

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Unmatched Volume Scalability

ABBYY Recognition Server is a highly scalable solution that can successfully complete projects where millions of documents need to be converted in a short timeframe.

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Comprehensive PDF Technology

Create PDFs of small size and high quality with MRC PDF compression technology. Store documents in a PDF/A format of your choice: PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2u, PDF/A-3a are all supported.

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A Wide Range of Supported Formats

Recognition Server automatically converts paper and electronic documents from multiple formats, including PDF, JPEG, TIFF, DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PTT, HTML and more.

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Integration with SharePoint

ABBY Recognition Server converts documents stored in Microsoft SharePoint libraries into searchable PDFs, automatically and on schedule.

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Barcode Recognition

Separate documents or add metadata with a barcode recognition that reads 1D and 2D barcodes.

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Assigning Document Types and Metadata

Automate document types and attributing through scripted rules, or do it manually to generate metadata via the convenient point-and-click tool.

1. IMPORT

ABBYY Recognition Server automatically takes any kind of documents from MFPs, shared network folders, Microsoft SharePoint or emails

2. RECOGNITION & CONVERSION

The Server performs automated OCR and converts originals into compressed, searchable archives

3. VERIFICATION

Verification Stations allow operators to check all documents below a certain accuracy threshold. *Optional processing stage

4. INDEXING

Indexing of documents can be done either automatically by a script, or by an operator *Optional processing stage

5. EXPORT

Converted files go directly to company Content Management (ECM) system, Microsoft SharePoint, shared network folders or arrive as emails to people or departments in charge

System Requirements

Server Manager

  • PC with Intel® Pentium®/Celeron®/Xeon™/Core™, AMD K6/Athlon™/Duron™/Sempron™/Opteron™ or compatible processor with a CPU frequency of at least 2 GHz and at least two cores
  • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, Windows® 7 SP1, including deployment on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard disk space: up to 1.5 GB depending on the installed components and 2 GB more for program operation *
  • The account under which the server is running must have read/write permissions to the following registry branches:
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ABBYY (for 32-bit system)
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node\ABBYY (for 64-bit system)
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ABBYY
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is required for:
    • processing documents, stored at Microsoft SharePoint,
    • exporting processing results to Microsoft SharePoint,
    • using the WEB API of ABBYY Recognition Server
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 or later (х86) is required for processing and sending e-mail messages via Microsoft Exchange Server and the MAPI protocol.

Note: The hard disk space required for program operation may be larger depending on the complexity, quality, and number of the images

Scanning Station

  • PC with Intel® Pentium®/Celeron®/Xeon™/Core™, AMD K6/Athlon™/Duron™/Sempron™/Opteron™ or compatible processor with a CPU frequency of at least 2 GHz and at least two cores
  • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, Windows® 7 SP1, including deployment on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard disk space: 2 GB (including 125 MB for installation) *
  • Scanner supporting TWAIN, WIA or ISIS is required
  • Additional software: MSXML6 is required

Note: The hard disk space required for program operation may be larger depending on the complexity, quality, and number of the images

Processing Station

  • PC with Intel® Pentium®/Celeron®/Xeon™/Core™, AMD K6/Athlon™/Duron™/Sempron™/Opteron™ or compatible processor with a CPU frequency of at least 2 GHz and at least two cores
  • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, Windows® 7 SP1, including deployment on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Memory: 4 GB. You need 300 MB for each recognition process in addition.
  • Hard disk space: up to 1,5 GB depending on the set of components for installation and 2 GB for program operation *

Note: The hard disk space required for program operation may be larger depending on the complexity, quality, and number of the images

Verification Station

  • PC with Intel® Pentium®/Celeron®/Xeon™/Core™, AMD K6/Athlon™/Duron™/Sempron™/Opteron™ or compatible processor with a CPU frequency of at least 2 GHz and at least two cores
  • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, Windows® 7 SP1, including deployment on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM. (In a multiprocessor system, an additional 512 MB of RAM is required for each additional processor.)
  • Hard disk space: 700 MB for installation and 2 GB for program operation *

Note: The hard disk space required for program operation may be larger depending on the complexity, quality, and number of the images

Indexing Station

  • PC with Intel® Pentium®/Celeron®/Xeon™/Core™, AMD K6/Athlon™/Duron™/Sempron™/Opteron™ or compatible processor with a CPU frequency of at least 2 GHz and at least two cores.
  • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1, Windows® 7 SP1, including deployment on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM.
  • Hard disk space: 500 MB for installation and 2 GB for program operation *

Note: The hard disk space required for program operation may be larger depending on the complexity, quality, and number of the images

Supported User Interface Languages

 

 

Supported Recognition Languages

 

Recognition Server supports 192 recognition languages in all combinations. 48 languages include dictionary support (marked with ):

Old European languages and gothic fronts

Languages for recognition of old European documents and Gothic fonts in books printed in 18-20th centuries (see frakturschrift.com)

 

German
Italian

Artificial Languages

 

Formal Languages

 

Print Types

 

Normal, Fax (mode for low-resolution texts), Typewriter, Dot Matrix Printer, OCR-A, OCR-B, MICR (E13B), Gothic

Supported Barcodes

Supported File Formats

INPUT FORMATS

  • TIFF / Multipage TIFF
    Compression methods: Uncompressed, CCITT3, CCITT3FAX, CCITT4, PackBits, JPEG, ZIP, LZW
  • JPEG, JPEG 2000
  • JBIG2
  • PDF
  • DjVu
  • BMP
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • PCX, DCX
  • WDP
  • XPS
  • DOC, DOCX, ODT
  • XLS, XLSX, ODS
  • PPT, PPTX, ODP
  • TXT, HTML, HTM, RTF

OUTPUT FORMATS

  • PDF, PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-1b, PDF/-2a, PDF/A-2b, PDF/A-2u, PDF/-3a, PDF/A-3b, PDF/A-3u
  • RTF
  • DOC, DOCX
  • XLS, XLSX
  • TXT, CSV
  • HTML
  • TIFF
  • JPEG, JPEG 2000
  • PNG
  • EPUB
  • XML
  • Alto XML
  • FineReader internal format (FineReader Engine-compatible)

Available Connectors to Enterprise Systems

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016 or SharePoint Online (Office 365)
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, 2013, 2016 or Exchange Online (Office 365)
  • IFilter for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Windows Desktop Search
  • Symantec Data Loss Prevention
  • Google Search Appliance

Available Customization and Integration Options

  • Custom processing parameters defined via XML files (XML Tickets)
  • WEB API
  • COM API
  • Scripting in VBScript and JScript