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FlexiCapture 12 StandAlone Administrator

CPU

2 GHz or faster

Operating system

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

Note: To use a localized version of ABBYY FlexiCapture, make sure your operating system supports the corresponding GUI language.

RAM

at least 2 GB

Disk space

4 GB (including 2 GB for installation)

Other requirements

  1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later

    Note: Windows 2012R2 already includes .Net Framework 4.5.1 but you will need to install ASP.NET 4.5. You can look up the version of your .Net Framework in the registry. Please visit this Microsoft web page for detailed instructions.

  2. Microsoft Office (version 2007 or later) or LibreOffice (version 4.0 or later)
  3. A scanner with TWAIN, WIA or ISIS support

FlexiCapture 12 Distributed Administrator

CPU

Application Server: 2 GHz or faster with 2 cores

Other servers: 2 GHz or faster

Operating system

  • Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016

Note: To use a localized version of ABBYY FlexiCapture, make sure your operating system supports the corresponding GUI language.

RAM

At least 2 GB for each component

Note: An additional 4 GB RAM is required if Database Server is installed.

Disk space

  1. Application Server: 500 MB for installation
  2. Processing Server: 400 MB for installation
  3. Licensing Server: 100 MB for installation
  4. 2 GB for SQL Server database
  5. Additional space is required for the file storage

Browser

(to open Administration and Monitoring Console)

  • Internet Explorer 11

    Note: to ensure that Internet Explorer 11 works correctly, install .NET Framework 4.5 on the computer with the Application Server or add the address of an application server to the list of websites that are opened in compatibility mode.

  • Mozilla Firefox 50 or later (32-bit)
  • Google Chrome 55 or later (32-bit)

Other requirements

  1. The computer where the server is installed must be connected to your domain
  2. Video card and display with a resolution of 1024×768
  3. Internet Information Services 7 or higher
  4. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or higher (4.6 if you use Windows 10)
  5. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP4, 2008 R2 SP3, 2012 SP2, 2014 SP1, 2016
  6. Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable

CPU

2 GHz or faster

Operating System

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2012 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2016 + Desktop Experience

Note: To use a localized version of ABBYY FlexiCapture, make sure your operating system supports the corresponding GUI language.

RAM

Project Setup Station, Verification Station, Data Verification Station: 2 GB

Processing Station: 512 MB for each CPU core, but at least 1 GB

Scanning Station: 1 GB

Disk space

Scanning Station: 1 GB (including 200 MB for installation and sufficient disk space for scanned images)

Other stations: 4 GB (including 2 GB for installation)

Other requirements

  1. A scanner with TWAIN, WIA or ISIS support
  2. Video card and display with a resolution of 1024×768
  3. The computer where the station is installed must be connected to your domain
  4. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later
  5. Microsoft Office (version 2007 or later) or LibreOffice (version 4.0 or later)

CPU

1.6 GHz or faster

Operating System

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2012 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2016 + Desktop Experience

Note: To use a localized version of ABBYY FlexiCapture, make sure your operating system supports the corresponding GUI language.

RAM

1 GB

Disk space

  • Sufficient space to install a browser
  • At least 100 MB for program operation
  • An additional 60 MB is required to install the ABBYY Scanning plugin for the Web Scanning Station and the Web capture Station.

Browser

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
    Browser security settings: Internet Explorer medium-high protection level. Detailed required settings for Internet Explorer:
    1. Run ActiveX controls and plugins = Enable
    2. Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting = Enable
    3. Active scripting = Enable

      Note: to ensure that Internet Explorer 11 works correctly, install .NET Framework 4.5 on the computer with the Application Server or add the address of an application server to the list of websites that are opened in compatibility mode.

      Note: The Metro-style version of Internet Explorer 10 that comes with Windows 8 is not supported.

  • Mozilla Firefox 50 or later (32-bit)
    Security settings for Mozilla Firefox:
    1. Java scripting = Enable
    2. Firefox will remember history (Options → Privacy)
  • Google Chrome 55 or later (32-bit)
    Security settings for Google Chrome:
    1. JavaScript = Allow all sites
    2. plugins = Run automatically

      Note: All plugins are disabled by default. To enable a plugin, open chrome://plugins/ in the browser and select the Always allowed option for the desired plugin.

Other requirements

  1. Video card and display with a resolution of 1024×768
  2. For Web Scanning Station and Web Capture Station:
    1. A scanner supporting the TWAIN interface. WIA scanners can be accessed from the station but they may not operate properly
    2. ABBYY Scanning plugin (see below)

CPU

1.6 GHz or faster

Operating System

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2012 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 + Desktop Experience

Note: To use a localized version of ABBYY FlexiCapture, make sure your operating system supports the corresponding GUI language.

RAM

512 MB

Disk space

  • 250 MB to install a browser and a SilverLight
  • An additional 31 MB is required to install the ABBYY Scanning plugin for the Web Scanning Station and the Web capture Station.

Browser

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
    Browser security settings: Internet Explorer medium-high protection level. Detailed required settings for Internet Explorer:
    1. Run ActiveX controls and plugins = Enable
    2. Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting = Enable
    3. Active scripting = Enable
    4. File Download = Enable (to install Silverlight)

      Note: to ensure that Internet Explorer 11 works correctly, install .NET Framework 4.5 on the computer with the Application Server or add the address of an application server to the list of websites that are opened in compatibility mode.

      Note: The Metro-style version of Internet Explorer 10 that comes with Windows 8 is not supported.

      Note: Internet Explorer 64-bit is only supported under Windows 7/2008+ if Silverlight 5 is installed.

  • Mozilla Firefox 50 or later (32-bit)
    Security settings for Mozilla Firefox:
    1. Java scripting = Enable
    2. Firefox will remember history (Options → Privacy)
  • Google Chrome 40 or later (32-bit)

    Note: Google Chrome 45 or later does not support Silverlight.

    Security settings for Google Chrome:
    1. JavaScript = Allow all sites
    2. plugins = Run automatically

      Note: All plugins are disabled by default. To enable a plugin, open chrome://plugins/ in the browser and select the Always allowed option for the desired plugin.

Other requirements

  1. Video card and display with a resolution of 1024×768
  2. Silverlight 5.1.20913 or later

    Note: Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 only supports Silverlight when running under Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

  3. For Web Scanning Station and Web Capture Station:
    1. A scanner supporting the TWAIN interface. WIA scanners can be accessed from the station but they may not operate properly
    2. ABBYY Scanning plugin (see below)

The table below lists the operating systems on which the ABBYY Scanning plugin can be installed with various permissions:

ABBYY Scanning plugin

OS Permissions UAC EXE
Windows 7 SP1 Administrator Recommended  
No  
User Recommended  
No  
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Administrator Recommended  
No  
User Recommended  
No  
Windows 8.1 Administrator Recommended  
No  
User Recommended  
No  
Windows Server 2012* Administrator Recommended  
No  
User Recommended  
No  
Windows Server 2012 R2 Administrator Recommended  
No  
User Recommended  
No  
Windows 10 Administrator Recommended  
No  
User Recommended  
No  

Note: To allow the ABBYY Scanning plugin to be installed on Windows Server 2012, run the executable file Setup.exe as Administrator or change the security policy by setting the value of the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer DisableMSI to “0”.

For detailed instructions on how to install the ABBYY Scanning plugin, see Web Scanning Station Help or Web Capture Station Help.

The table below lists the operating systems on which the ABBYY Scanning plugin can be installed with various permissions:

ABBYY Scanning plugin

Windows 7 SP1

Administrator
UAC EXE
Recommended  
No  
User
UAC EXE
Recommended  
No  

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Administrator
UAC EXE
Recommended  
No  
User
UAC EXE
Recommended  
No  

Windows 8.1

Administrator
UAC EXE
Recommended  
No  
User
UAC EXE
Recommended  
No  

Windows Server 2012*

Administrator
UAC EXE
Recommended  
No  
User
UAC EXE
Recommended  
No  

Windows Server 2012 R2

Administrator
UAC EXE
Recommended  
No  
User
UAC EXE
Recommended  
No  

Windows 10

Administrator
UAC EXE
Recommended  
No  
User
UAC EXE
Recommended  
No  

Note: To allow the ABBYY Scanning plugin to be installed on Windows Server 2012, run the executable file Setup.exe as Administrator or change the security policy by setting the value of the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer DisableMSI to “0”.

For detailed instructions on how to install the ABBYY Scanning plugin, see Web Scanning Station Help or Web Capture Station Help.

CPU

2 GHz or faster

Operating System

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2012 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2016 + Desktop Experience

Note: To use a localized version of ABBYY FlexiCapture, make sure your operating system supports the corresponding GUI language.

RAM

1 GB

Disk space

400 MB

Other requirements

  1. Video card and display with a resolution of 1024×768
  2. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later

CPU

2 GHz or faster

Operating System

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2012 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 + Desktop Experience
  • Windows Server 2016 + Desktop Experience

Note: To use a localized version of ABBYY FlexiCapture, make sure your operating system supports the corresponding GUI language.

RAM

1 GB

Disk space

1 GB (including 90 MB for installation and sufficient space for scanned images). The size of downloadable file is 70 MB

Browser

For ClickOnce deployment:

  • Internet Explorer 11

    Note: to ensure that Internet Explorer 11 works correctly, install .NET Framework 4.5 on the computer with the Application Server or add the address of an application server to the list of websites that are opened in compatibility mode.

Other requirements

  1. A scanner with TWAIN, WIA or ISIS support
  2. Video card and display with a resolution of 1024×768
  3. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later

The system has been tested on the following virtual machines:

  1. Virtual platforms that imitate physical machines:
  • VMWare Workstation (any version)
  • Hyper-V (any version)

    Note: Hyper-V version corresponds to the version of the operating system. Under Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V 6.0 is used.

    Note: Hyper-V virtual machines do not work with USB devices.

  • Oracle VirtualBox (any version)
  • VMWare ESXi (server included with VMWare vSphere, any version)
  1. Virtual platforms imitating workplaces / applications:
  • VMWare Horizon 5.2.0
  • Citrix XenApp 6.0
  1. Cloud services:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Amazon Cloud

Formats and Languages

FlexiCapture supports over 40 recognition languages in all combinations. Dictionary support is available for all of the supported languages with the exception of Chinese. ICR is available fot 33 languages (marked with  ):

Arabic
Armenian (eastern, western, Grabar)
Azeri (Latin)
Bashkir
Bulgarian 
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified, Traditional)
Croatian 
Czech 
Danish 
Dutch (Netherlands and Belgium) 
English 
Estonian 
Finnish 
French 
German (old, new spelling) 
Greek 
Hebrew
Hungarian 
Indonesian 
Italian 
Japanese
Korean
Latin 
Latvian 
Lithuanian 
Norwegian (Nynorsk and Bokmal) 
Old English 
Old French 
Old German 
Old Italian 
Old Spanish 
Polish 
Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil) 
Romanian 
Russian 
Russian (Old Spelling)
Slovak 
Slovenian 
Spanish 
Swedish 
Tatar
Thai
Turkish 
Ukrainian 
Vietnamese

Typographic, laser and ink-jet printers

Texts printed at a print shop, on a laser printer, or on an ink-jet printer.

Typewriter

Typewritten texts.

Matrix printer

Texts printed on a dot-matrix printer.

Index

A special set of characters that includes only digits written in ZIP-code style. They look as follows:

OCR-A

A monospaced font designed for Optical Character Recognition. Largely used by banks, credit card companies, and similar businesses. It may look as follows:

OCR-B

A font designed for Optical Character Recognition. It may look as follows:

MICR E-13B

A special set of numeric characters printed with special magnetic ink. MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) characters are found in a variety of places, including personal checks. It may look as follows:

MICR CMC-7

A special MICR barcode font (CMC-7). It may look as follows:

Australia Post
Aztec
Codabar
Codabar with checksum
Code 128
Code 32
Code 39
Code 39 with checksum
Code 39 with asterisk
Code 93
DataMatrix
EAN 13
EAN 8
IATA 25
Industrial 25
Intelligent Mail
Interleaved 25
Interleaved 25 with checksum
Matrix 25
Patch Code
PDF 417
Postnet
QRCode
  • QR code (Version 1-40)
  • Micro QR Code (Version M1-M4)
UCC-128
UPC A
UPC E
BMP
BMP:
  • black and white, gray, color
PCX, DCX
PCX, DCX:
  • black and white, gray
PNG
PNG:
  • black and white, gray, color
JPEG
JPEG:
  • gray, color
JPEG 2000
JPEG 2000*:
  • gray, color;
  • black and white uncompressed, CCITT3, CCITT4, Packbits, ZIP;
  • gray uncompressed, Packbits, JPEG, ZIP;

*Lossy compression is used for JPEG-2000 images.

TIFF
TIFF:
  • color uncompressed, JPEG, ZIP
JBIG2
JBIG2:
  • black and white
GIF
GIF (only opening):
  • color
PDF
PDF, PDF/A**:
PDF
PDF, PDF/A** searchable:

**PDF/A files created with ABBYY FlexiCapture are PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b compliant. By default, PDF/A-1a files are created. To enable export to PDF/A-1b, specify the following value in the registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ABBYY\FlexiCapture\12.0\Export\UseTaggedPdfExport = false

When processing PDF files that contain vector graphics, their visual quality may deteriorate as the PDF file is rasterized and the output file contains a bitmap image.

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