LEAD Technologies, Inc. has announced the release of LEADTOOLS V16.5. This version adds a number of features to LEADTOOLS, focused on providing solutions to ECM, EMR, document and medical imaging developers.
The newly-added features are an updated OMR module, a new OCR engine, as well as a new interface for forms recognition and processing development. LEADTOOLS V16.5 features the company’s new WCF services and WF (Window Workflow Foundation) activities for different imaging related tasks, including OCR. The new advancements also include new image processing functions, support for the TWAIN 2.0 specification, a virtual printer driver which allows capturing output as EMF from any application, as well as document writer functions which allow users to convert EMF to various text and document formats. The features in this new version for medical imaging are enhanced extended grayscale support as well as an optimized DICOM PACS framework which delivers fast development of DICOM service class providers and users.
“LEADTOOLS v16.5 is easily the most extensive mid-version release LEAD has ever delivered” states Gabriel Smith, LEAD’s Director of Marketing. “In fact, the various teams debated as to whether we should be releasing this edition as LEADTOOLS v17 instead of v16.5. Although we settled on v16.5, in order to reward our loyal v16 customers with a FREE upgrade, we are confident that both existing and new customers will be impressed by the amount of new features and enhancements with this release”.
“This new version addresses many requests we have received from our customer base as they maintain their existing applications”, according to Otis Goodwin, LEADTOOLS Developer Support Manager”. As an example he pointed to support for the updated TWAIN 2.0 driver. Otis continues, “Version 16.5 provides new products and new platforms for developers who are creating the next generation of imaging applications”.