Coupled with Ambir passport and ID scanners, and used in place of manual data entry, DocuStart OCR gives customers true power to reduce errors, accelerate processes and cut costs by quickly capturing, organizing, and storing ID data.
Elmhurst, IL (PRWEB) September 28, 2006
Ambir Technology, Inc., http://www.ambir.com , a manufacturer of scanners, electronic signature pads and digital imaging software, releases its DocuStart™ OCR ID scanner software for reading and extracting data and images from a wide range of identity documents. Ambir’s DocuStart OCR software combines the intelligence of a proprietary OCR engine designed specifically to handle the unique needs of ID documents with a self-contained database in one powerful, easy-to-use ID scanning software package. Formats read include driver’s licenses, state ID cards, medical insurance cards, and U.S. and international passports as well as employment cards, entertainment cards, protective services cards, military IDs, U.S. pilots’ licenses, business cards, checks and many more.
“DocuStart OCR can help companies transform key business processes through quick, easy and cost effective data capture and management,” said Al Ingallinera, Ambir Technology vice president of sales and marketing. “Coupled with Ambir passport and ID scanners, and used in place of manual data entry, DocuStart OCR gives customers true power to reduce errors, accelerate processes and cut costs by quickly capturing, organizing, and storing ID data.”
How It Works
DocuStart OCR is a powerful scanning and data management application for ID cards and other identity documents. DocuStart OCR ID scanning software can be integrated into most proprietary database applications, such as patient management systems, CRM applications and CORE systems. The user-friendly DocuStart functionality is initiated by scanning cards and documents into a relational database, creating a digital record. Each record stores the ID card image, the ID card data, and additional user-defined information. The data stored in DocuStart OCR can be easily sorted, arranged, stored, retrieved and printed according to various built-in and user-defined criteria and categories. The extensive export capabilities allow users to export scanned data automatically to any other application such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word, as well as email, FTP, and the Web, directly from within the program.
Other features include:
Rapid data capture – it takes approximately 10 seconds to scan the image and OCR data from an ID card
- 2D barcode and magstripe reader capabilities deliver data verification by comparing the text scan with the 2D barcode and/or magstripe scan - providing an age verification function ideal for use in hospitality, rental, nightclub, casino and other industries
- Ability to OCR checks and MICAR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) codes
- An extensive and continually-updated database of driver’s license, state ID and numerous other identity card formats, which provides the DocuStart application with the data needed to deliver outstanding OCR accuracy; updates provided at no additional charge
- A customizable, user-friendly interface that lets users control application layout, create new data fields, categories, save and export options, as well as set automatic processes according to individual requirements
- An image auto alignment that automatically adjusts incorrect card insertion
- Customizable data output and user defined print options, including all industry standards such as various labels and paper sizes
DocuStart OCR is uniquely positioned to benefit any organization which currently relies on manual entry of identity document data or needs to achieve identity or age verification from ID documents. DocuStart OCR is an ideal solution for streamlining processes in: doctor’s offices, pharmacies, credit unions, banks, currency exchanges, building security/access control, casinos, hospitality, restaurants and nightclubs, equipment rental, and hotel and lodging applications. DocuStart OCR ID scanning software can be integrated into most proprietary database applications serving these markets, such as patient management systems, CRM applications and CORE systems. An SDK (software development kit) is available for developers wishing to integrate DocuStart OCR into custom proprietary software.
More on DocuStart OCR
Currently DocuStart OCR works with select Ambir scanners, including model numbers PS665, DS485 and FS531, with more to be added. It is designed to scan ID cards from all 50 U.S. states, U.S. military IDs, international passports, identification cards from over 30 countries, medical insurance cards, checks and business cards. It can also be used with virtually any type of identity card, such as pilots’ licenses, employment cards, entertainment cards and club cards. DocuStart OCR also is capable of scanning 1D and 2D barcodes. Scanned data appears as editable fields displayed next to the image of the ID for quick and easy comparison and editing. DocuStart technical support and SDK support for developers is provided at no charge to Ambir Technology customers.
A DocuStart OCR single user license (model# ID200-OCR) starts at $599.00 MSRP; DocuStart OCR bundled with the Ambir PS665 A6 card and document scanner (model# ID665-OCR) is $749.00 MSRP; DocuStart OCR with the Ambir DS485 duplex scanner (model# ID485-OCR) is $949.00 MSRP; and bundled with the Ambir FS531 passport and ID card scanner (model# ID531-OCR) is $995.00 MSPR. All pricing includes unlimited periodic updates of the database ID formats, a critical feature in enabling the ID verification function. All Ambir scanners are backed by a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. For more information about DocuStart OCR or Ambir Technology, visit http://www.ambir.com. For technical support, call 1-630-530-5400 ext 104. For SDK questions, contact 1-630-530-5400 ext 100 or visit: http://www.ambir.com/page.asp?issue=459
About Ambir Technology
Founded in 2000, Ambir Technology is a privately-held manufacturer and marketer of scanners, electronic signature pads and digital imaging software solutions for the quick digital capture of documents, IDs photos and other printed materials. Ambir products are designed to maximize workflow, increase productivity and improve data security while saving time and reducing costs.
Ambir Technology and DocuStart OCR are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Ambir Technology Inc.
For more information contact:
Cynthia Kater, Marketing Director
Ambir Technology, Inc.
630-530-5400, x 109