ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine

The tool you want for the data they need

Integrate automated data capture features into your applications.

System requirements

Hardware

PC with x86-compatible processor (1GHz or higher)

Operating system

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 with the April 2014 update rollup (KB2919355)
  • Windows 8.1 with the April 2014 update rollup (KB2919355)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows 7 SP1

Tested Cloud and virtual environments

Сloud computing platforms:

  • Azure App Services
  • Azure Cloud Services
  • Azure Service Fabric
  • Azure Virtual Machines
  • Amazon EC2

Virtual environments:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac 13.0.1
  • VMware ESXi 6.5
  • VMware Workstation Player 12.5
  • VMware Workstation Pro 14.0.0

ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine can also be run in a Docker container on supported platforms.

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

1400 MB for library installation and 100 MB for program operation, plus additional 15MB for every processing page of a multi-page document

Other requirements

  • 100% TWAIN-compatible scanner, digital camera, or fax modem — for scanning only
  • Video card and monitor (min. resolution 1024x768) — 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\12\FlexiCapture Engine" — full control
    • "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ABBYY\SDK\12" — full control for installation only
    • "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ABBYY\SDK\12" — full control for installation only
  • The following folders should be accessible from the workstation:
    • Folder with ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine binary files — access for reading
    • Folder %TEMP% — full control access
    • Folder %ProgramData%\ABBYY\SDK\12\FlexiCapture Engine — full control access
    • Folder %ProgramData%\ABBYY\SDK\12\Licenses — full control access
  • The following components should be installed:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher

Hardware

PC with x86-compatible processor (1GHz or higher)

Operating system

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 with the April 2014 update rollup (KB2919355)
  • Windows 8.1 with the April 2014 update rollup (KB2919355)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows 7 SP1

Tested Cloud and virtual environments

Virtual environments:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac 13.0.1
  • VMware ESXi 6.5
  • VMware Workstation Player 12.5
  • VMware Workstation Pro 14.0.0

ABBYY SDK 12 Licensing Service can also be run in a Docker container on supported platforms.

Hard disk space

25 MB of free hard-disk space

Other requirements

  • Folder %ProgramData%\ABBYY\SDK\12\Licenses — full control access
  • For activation/deactivation of the license:
    • Destination address: http://registration2.abbyy.com
    • Port: 80
    • Protocol: http
  • If proxy-server, VPN, or dial-up connection is used, you must customize in the Internet Explorer settings: Tools > Internet Options > Connections

Compatibility

ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine 12 works with projects created in ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 Release 2, Build 12.0.2.1356, or earlier. Projects saved in the current version of ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine 12 can be used in ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 Release 2, Build 12.0.2.1356, 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, 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 12 recognizes 207 OCR languages, including 54 languages (marked with ) with full built-in dictionary support, 153 languages without dictionary support, tools for creating user-defined languages.

Natural languages
Abkhaz
Adyghe
Afrikaans
Agul
Albanian
Altaic
Arabic
Armenian (Eastern)
Armenian (Grabar)
Armenian (Western)
Avar
Aymara
Azerbaijani (Cyrillic)
Azerbaijani (Latin)
Bashkir
Basque
Belarusian
Bemba
Blackfoot
Breton
Bugotu
Bulgarian
Burmese
Buryat
Catalan
Cebuano (Visayan)
Chamorro
Chechen
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional
Chukchee
Chuvash
Corsican
Crimean Tatar
Croatian
Crow
Czech
Danish
Dargwa
Dungan
Dutch (Netherlands)
Dutch (Belgium)
English
Eskimo (Cyrillic)
Eskimo (Latin)
Estonian
Even
Evenki
Faeroese
Farsi
Fijian
Finnish
French
Frisian
Friulian
Gagauz
Galician
Ganda
Georgian
German (Luxembourg)
German (new spelling)
German (old spelling)
Greek
Guarani
Hani
Hausa
Hawaiian
Hebrew
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Ingush
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Japanese Modern
Jingpo (Tinpo)
Kabardian
Kalmyk
Karachay-Balkar
Karakalpak
Kashubian
Kawa
Kazakh
Khakas
Khanty
Kikuyu
Kirghiz
Kongo
Korean
Korean Hangul
Koryak
Kpelle
Kumyk
Kurdish
Lak
Latin
Latvian
Latvian Gothic
Lezgin
Lithuanian
Luba
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malay
Malinke
Maltese
Mansi
Maori
Mari
Maya
Miao
Minangkabau
Mohawk
Mongol
Mordvin
Nahuatl
Nenets
Nivkh
Nogay
Norwegian (Bokmal)
Norwegian (Nynorsk)
Nyanja
Ojibway
Old English
Old French
Old German
Old Italian
Old Slavonic
Old Spanish
Ossetian
Papiamento
Polish
Portuguese (Brazil)
Portuguese (Portugal)
Quechua
Rhaeto-Romanic
Romanian
Romanian (Moldavia)
Romany
Rundi
Russian
Russian (old spelling)
Russian (with accent)
Rwanda
Sami (Lappish)
Samoan
Scottish Gaelic
Selkup
Serbian (Cyrillic)
Serbian (Latin)
Shona
Sioux (Dakota)
Slovak
Slovenian
Somali
Sorbian
Sotho
Spanish
Sunda
Swahili
Swazi
Swedish
Tabassaran
Tagalog
Tahitian
Tajik
Tatar
Thai
Tok Pisin (Pidgin English)
Tongan
Tswana
Tun
Turkish
Turkmen
Turkmen (Latin)
Tuvinian
Udmurt
Uighur (Cyrillic)
Uighur (Latin)
Ukrainian
Uzbek (Cyrillic)
Uzbek (Latin)
Vietnamese
Welsh
Wolof
Xhosa
Yakut
Yiddish
Zapotec
Zulu
Artificial languages
Esperanto
Interlingua
Ido
Occidental
Special languages
CMC7
E13B
OCR-A
OCR-B
Programming languages
Basic
C/C++
COBOL
Fortran
JAVA
Pascal
Simple chemical formulas
Digits

ICR

ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine 12 provides ICR technology — hand-printed character recognition for 126 languages, including:

  • 39 languages with morphology/dictionary support (languages with Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek alphabets).
  • 87 languages without dictionary support.

Supported image formats (opening, saving)

  • PDF: Files in PDF format (Version 1.7 or earlier), including PDF/Archive (PDF/A)
  • BMP:
    • Uncompressed black-and-white
    • Uncompressed gray
    • Uncompressed color
  • PCX, DCX:
    • 2-bit — black-and-white
    • 4- and 8-bit — gray
    • TrueColor
  • JPEG: Gray and color
  • JPEG 2000:
    • Gray, 8-bit
    • Color, RGB or YCC colorspace, 8 bit per channel
    • Color, encoded using 8-bit palette in RGB colorspace
  • TIFF:
    • Black-and-white — uncompressed, CCITT4, Packbits, ZIP, LZW
    • Gray — uncompressed, Packbits, JPEG, ZIP, LZW
    • TrueColor — uncompressed, JPEG, ZIP, LZW
    • Palette — uncompressed, Packbits, ZIP
    • Multi-image TIFF
  • PNG: Black-and-white, gray, and color
  • JBIG2
  • GIF:
    • Black-and-white — LZW-compressed
    • Gray — LZW-compressed
    • TrueColor — LZW-compressed

Supported document saving formats

ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine can save the recognized text in the following formats:

  • Microsoft Office Excel Workbook (*.XLS)
  • DBase file (*.DBF)
  • Comma-separated values file (*.CSV)
  • Simple text (*.TXT)
  • XML Document (*.XML)

Supported barcode types

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

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