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Comparison of OCR Products
Decide which OCR solution meets your needs.

Vividata features three OCR products:
 
OCR Shop XTR: Command-line driven OCR software for high volume OCR applications. Designed for applications requiring customization and flexibility.
 
OCR Shop XTR Lite: Simplified, command-line driven OCR software based on OCR Shop XTR. Designed for applications with basic image conversion requirements.
 
OCR Shop XTR/API : An SDK encompassing an optical character recognition and image processing API for developing large applications. Operations using the API may be completed in small, interactive steps for maximum control and flexibility.


OCR Shop XTR/API
Features
Programmatic usage
yes
yes
yes
Image to searchable PDF conversion
yes
yes
Forms processing
yes
yes
Server farm support
yes
yes
Document and image analysis   yes yes
Embedded systems
yes
TCP/IP distributed processing     yes
Basics of Usage
Interface
command-line
command-line
C/C++ API
Invokable from scripting languages, such PERL, shell scripts, and php yes yes  
Invokable from languages, such as Java and C/C++ yes yes yes
Interactive feedback and control     yes
Input Formats and Functionality
JPEG, GIF, PPM, and other raster formats
yes
yes
yes
Multi-page TIFF
yes
yes
yes
PDF *
yes
yes
yes
PostScript® *
yes
yes
yes
Contrast control
yes
yes
Resolution control   yes yes
File I/O yes yes yes
Memory and socket I/O     yes
Processing and Recognition Functionality
Point size range
default (5-72)
configurable within 5-72
configurable within 5-72
Auto-deskew
automatic
configurable
configurable
Auto-orientation correction
automatic
configurable
configurable
Auto-photometric interpretation
automatic
configurable
configurable
Inverted region detection
automatic
configurable
configurable
dot-matrix processing
automatic
configurable
configurable
Special fax processing
automatic
configurable
configurable
Special newsprint processing
automatic
configurable
configurable
Degraded document mode
automatic
automatic
configurable
By region
yes
yes
Output Formats and Functionality
ASCII text
yes
yes
yes
Unicode
yes
yes
yes
HTML*
yes
yes
PDF*
yes
yes
XDOC†
yes
yes
Document layout information
in output
in output and interactively
Character and word confidences†
yes
yes
Character and word coordinates†
yes
yes
Image region output
yes
yes
Output on a region basis   yes yes
Resolution scaling   yes yes
Pixel depth control   yes yes
File I/O yes yes yes
Memory and socket I/O     yes
1 output document per input document always yes yes
1 output document may encompass multiple input documents   yes yes
output by region   yes yes
Language Support
Total number
56**
56**
56**
Recognition of multiple languages
yes
yes
yes
User lexicon
yes
yes


To learn more about the language features: Refer to the Documentation for each product.

For purchasing information, refer to the individual product pricing pages: OCR Shop XTR Pricing, OCR Shop XTR Lite Pricing, OCR Shop XTR/API Pricing

Contact Vividata Sales for more information.


* These features are licensed as Optional Add-on Modules. Please Contact Sales for more information.

** Each product comes with one language; additional languages may be purchased.

†The XDOC format provides detailed information about text, images, and formatting, including: word and character confidence values, word and character coordinates, whitespace coordinates, image placement, font characteristics, and layout information.




Contact Sales for more information.