PrimeOCR Version 5.3 Released – Improving Production OCR Software

Woodinville, WA – Version 5.3 of PrimeOCR has been released providing improvements to enterprise OCR software conversion projects. The upgrade include Windows 8 and Windows 2012 compatibility, PDF enhancements, new auto-zoning options and processing of color/grayscale images.

The latest version 5.3 release includes:

Dynamic Thresholding Improvements – A wider range of poorly scanned grayscale and color images can be processed through optical character recognition with smarter dynamic thresholding.

Non-aligned Text Zoning – This new feature provides a way to zone and OCR text that is not located on a traditional straight line. This feature is helpful when recognizing text on engineering drawings and forms with mis-matched placed text.

Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 Server Compatibility – PrimeOCR continues to run on the latest Windows operating systems.

Process PDF Encrypted/Password Protected Files – With a customer provided password, PrimeOCR can open, read and process PDF files that are password protected. PDF files generated by PrimeOCR can also be protected with a password.

Page Based PDF Processing – PDF content can be analyzed to see if just a portion of a page should be processed through OCR. This new feature preserves PDF files/pages that are partially searchable or that already have electonic content and recognized text from non-searchable features of a PDF file.

Improved OCR Accuracy through “Voting” Technology

Developed for the production OCR marketplace, PrimeOCR is an “omnifont” Windows™ based software OCR engine and Application Programming Interface (API) toolkit that uses a combination of proprietary “Voting” algorithms and technology licensed from the best retail OCR vendors.

PrimeOCR is able to reduce OCR errors by an average of 65-82% over the best conventional OCR software products while providing much cleaner data by implementing “Voting” technology.  Since manual error correction can account for over 50% of an imaging system cost, by lowering error rates, PrimeOCR can reduce annual operating costs by 35%.

Designed around a fault tolerant architecture, PrimeOCR provides the production OCR marketplace with a reliable OCR software solution that generates cleaner results than conventional OCR software.

PrimeOCR has won a number of awards, including two “Product of the Year” awards from Imaging Magazine, and a “Top 10 of AIIM.”

Prime Recognition Corporation

Prime Recognition designs and develops advanced optical character recognition, OCR software,  for the production OCR marketplace. Prime Recognition’s goal is to facilitate the acceptance of OCR by reducing errors through the use of sophisticated “Voting” technology.

Prime Recognition worldwide customers include Service Bureaus, System Integrators,  University/Library systems, companies in the Banking, Insurance, Legal, Manufacturing, Medical, and Transportation industries.  However, the largest customer segment is Government, Prime’s largest customer is the U.S. Patent & Trademark, with a number of installations in Defense Department applications, and other government agencies.

Prime Recognition was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Woodinville, Washington (on Seattle’s “Eastside”, four miles from Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA) and can be reached at (425) 895-0550or To reach Prime Recognition on-line, visit our Web Site at:

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