Specifications FineReader Engine 11

Development

The ABBYY FineReader Engine API (application programming interface) conforms to the COM (component object model) specification and can be easily used in:

  • C/C++
  • C#
  • Visual Basic
  • Visual Basic .NET
  • other development environments supporting COM components.

System Requirements

Standalone Runtime or Developer Installation

  • PC with x86-compatible processor (1 GHz or higher).
  • Operating Systems:
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows 8.0/8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 SP1-SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista SP1-SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • ABBYY FineReader Engine has been tested on the following cloud computing platforms:
    • Windows Azure
    • Amazon EC2
  • Note: in order to be able to use ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 on Windows Azure and Amazon EC2 a special licensing agreement is required.
  • ABBYY FineReader Engine has been tested in the following virtual environments:
    • Microsoft Virtual PC
    • Microsoft Hyper-V (only with software protection key)
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox 3, 4
    • Parallels Desktop 4
    • Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4
    • VMware Server 2
    • VMware Workstation 7, 8
    • VMware Player 3
    • VMware ESXi 5
  • Memory:
    • for processing one-page documents — minimum 400 MB RAM, recommended 1 GB RAM
    • for processing multi-page documents — minimum 1 GB RAM, recommended 1,5 GB RAM.
  • Hard disk space:
    • 800 MB for library installation and
    • 100 MB for program operation plus additional 15Mb for every processing page of a multi-page document.
  • 100% TWAIN-compatible scanner, digital camera, or fax modem — for scanning only.
  • Video card and monitor (min. resolution 1024*768 — for pattern training, dictionary editing, scanning with a GUI displayed)

Keyboard, mouse or other input device

  • The following registry branches should be accessible from the workstation:
    • “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ABBYY\SDK\11\FineReader Engine” — full control
    • “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ABBYY\SDK\11” — full control for installation only
    • “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ABBYY\SDK\11” — full control for installation only
  • The following folders should be accessible from the workstation:
    • Folder with ABBYY FineReader Engine binary files — access for reading
    • System temporary folder — full control access
    • For Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003:
      • folder Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ABBYY\SDK\11\FineReader Engine — full control access;
      • folder Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ABBYY\SDK\11\Licenses — full control access
    • For Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8.x:
      • folder ProgramData\ABBYY\SDK\11\FineReader Engine — full control access;
      • folder ProgramData\ABBYY\SDK\11\Licenses — full control access
  • The following components should be installed:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
    • If your application uses pattern training, dictionary editing, scanning with a GUI displayed, Microsoft Windows Common Controls must have version 5.80 or later and RichEdit Control must have version 3.0 or later
  • For ABBYY FineReader Engine Visual Components only:
  • Microsoft Windows Common Controls must have version 6.0 or later.
  • If you use Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 for development of your application, you may need to install COM Interop assemblies for Visual Components manually. Refer to the Developers's Help for details.

Network Runtime or Developer Installation

License Server Requirements

  • PC with x86-compatible processor (1 GHz or higher).
  • Operating system:
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) (from R6)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
    • Windows 8.0/8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 SP1-SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Vista SP1-SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1-SP2, R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows XP SP1-SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit)
      Note: ABBYY support will end, when Microsoft will stop the security updates in 2014.
      Windows XP & ABBYY SDKs - End of Support
  • ABBYY SDK 11 License Server has been tested in the following virtual environments:
    • Microsoft Virtual PC
    • Microsoft Hyper-V (only with software protection key)
    • Oracle VM VirtualBox 3, 4
    • Parallels Desktop 4
    • Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4
    • VMware Server 2
    • VMware Workstation 7, 8
    • VMware Player 3
    • VMware ESXi 5
  • 25 MB of free hard-disk space
  • For Windows XP, Windows Server 2003:
    • folder Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ABBYY\SDK\11\Licenses — full control access
  • For Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows Server 2012 (R2):
    • folder ProgramData\ABBYY\SDK\11\Licenses — full control access

Installing the ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 Library

  1. Please uninstall any previous versions of ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 before installing this version.
  2. To install ABBYY FineReader Engine 11, a Serial Number is required. Please contact your supplier to acquire a Serial Number.
  3. To activate the functions of ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 on a computer an Activation file is required. Use the License Manager utility to obtain an Activation file by Internet or e-mail.

Compatibility with FineReader Engine 10 for Windows

  • ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 is not binary compatible with ABBYY FineReader Engine 10.
  • Applications that were compiled using ABBYY FineReader Engine 10 should be recompiled using ABBYY FineReader Engine 11 headers and library.
  • For detailed compatibility issues please refer to Developer's Help file.


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