OmniPage, originally created by Caere Corporation in the 80s, is one of the oldest and most widely used OCR engines. However, there has been a number corporate buy-outs and name changes in the nearly 40 years since its inception. You may know it as:
Caere (Before 2000)
Once Nuance offered you a large variety of document OCR products. There were products like OmniPage Ultimate or Standard offering you a good versatile OCR packages for small or mid level businesses. There was an OmniPage Server option for much larger document volumes.
Voice and speech recognition requires similar artificial intelligence algorithms to OCR, so Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking was developed. But since the applications for speech and text recognition are so different, the businesses made less sense for sales and marketing than it did for development.
Nuance decided to leave the OCR market and sold their Document Imaging Division to Kofax. You still can use OmniPage family of OCR solutions, they are just sold under the Kofaxbrand now.
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Nuance Dragon 15
Turn talk into text and control your PC with the Nuance Dragon 15 speech recognition software. Dictate documents, send email, search the web, and more – 3x faster than typing. Dragon v15 introduces a next-generation speech engine leveraging Deep Learning technology and adaptation techniques that continuously adjust to your voice or environmental variations.
Kofax OmniPage Standard converts paper, picture, and pdf files into editable documents to save you considerable time and money by eliminating retyping. Your documents look just like the original – complete with text, tables, and graphics. OmniPage uses superior character accuracy to precisely format your documents so you can easily make changes.
Kofax OmniPage Ultimate has several unique features that make it stand out for a variety of applications. Some of these include auto-redaction, SharePoint integration, automatic filing with barcodes, pdf auto-bookmarking, form data collection and MFP support. Most of these new features are not available in the Standard edition.
Kofax Power PDFStandard makes it easy to combine, edit, assemble, fill forms and share PDF files, as well as scan paper to PDF and create searchable PDF files. For fast and accurate conversion and editing, Power PDF Standard has accurate PDF to Word or Excel conversions.
Kofax Power PDFAdvanced makes it easy to gain control over PDF files and workflows with the ability to create, convert, edit, assemble, sign and securely share PDF files anywhere. Power PDF is a solution that delivers performance, ease, compatibility and value more than ever before, freeing you from the compromises of traditional PDF applications.
Kofax Power PDFStandard for MAC is a powerful and intuitive tool designed for individual Mac users to create, convert, edit and share PDF files. With Kofax Power PDF Standard for Mac, you'll optimize productivity and be able to work seamlessly across devices.
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