News | April 19, 2012

New Image Optimization Software Automates Enhancement Of Scanned, Faxed And Digitized Images For Downstream Document Processing

Ann Arbor, MI (Marketwire) - NovoDynamics, a leading developer of optical character recognition (OCR) and pattern recognition technologies, today announced the release of NovoImage+, the industry's first device-agnostic, automated image optimization solution for digitized documents. Unlike traditional document image processing applications, which are typically bundled with and exclusive to specific devices, NovoImage+ is an affordable, post-scan solution that significantly improves the image quality of digitized documents regardless of what device was used and where or when capture occurred.

Targeted to the distributed enterprise, NovoImage+ cleans up images and clarifies text, consistently preparing all incoming content for more efficient and effective downstream document processing. As NovoImage+ optimizes the digitized document, file size is reduced, making file transmission faster and reducing the burden on networks and storage space.

In today's distributed organizations, paper-based documents are often digitized at various points of entry using a wide assortment of peripheral devices including fax servers, MFPs and desktop scanners. Documents may also arrive as email attachments after they have already been digitized. This creates a bottleneck for document automation, as damaged or degraded originals and poorly captured documents make recognizing and extracting data challenging. The effects of image improvement early in the capture process are multiplied as the document progresses through a workflow. Using NovoImage+ to improve optical character recognition (OCR) accuracy by just 5 percent can reduce the time spent in data verification by over 50 percent.

"Image enhancement no longer has to be conducted in series with scanner hardware at the time of scan, and is no longer reliant on the quality and associated level of cost of the device for success," notes NovoDynamics vice president of marketing Tim Dubes. "This source-agnostic approach enables NovoImage+ to provide consistent, production-level document image quality -- at the point of capture or at any point in the workflow. For remote offices or departmental needs, document images can be enhanced centrally before entering a forms processing, content management or other backend business system."

A 64-bit, Windows-based software application, NovoImage+ cleans PDF, TIFF, BMP, GIF, JPG and most standard image file types, producing cleaner documents, clearer characters, smaller image files and better recognition results for OCR, IDR, document classification and other document processing systems.

Key benefits of NovoImage+ include:

  • Increased OCR/IDR recognition rates
  • Fewer false positives on data to be verified
  • Smaller image files for more efficient document transmission and storage
  • Clearer images displayed for visual review
  • Centralized or distributed image processing that runs in the background
  • Consistent image quality regardless of capture device or source
  • Leveraging existing hardware investments

Pricing for NovoImage+ begins at $299. NovoImage+ software is available directly from NovoDynamics or via its global network of Certified Solutions Partners. A trial version of NovoImage+ is available for download at www.novodynamics.com.

About NovoDynamics
NovoDynamics, Inc. recognizes critical patterns in essential documents and complex data sets. The company's pattern recognition and predictive analytics solutions are used throughout the world by commercial industries, governments and academia to capitalize on large, disparate data assets. NovoDynamics provides exceptionally fast and accurate 64-bit, multi-core, cross-platform document capture applications, as well as real-time, cloud-based data analytics services. NovoDynamics delivers truly intelligent solutions that add clarity and insight to help customers address their most difficult challenges. Please visit www.NovoDynamics.com for more information.

SOURCE: NovoDynamics

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