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New Features in LEADTOOLS Version 17.5
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Written by Jenny Curtis   
Thursday, 15 December 2011

LEAD Technologies has announced a new release of LEADTOOLS Version 17.5. The updated version offers various enhancements and a number of new technologies and features in the Document and Medical product lines.

Enhancements to the LEADTOOLS Document Engine
The LEADTOOLS Document Imaging engine comes with significant improvements to the speed and accuracy of the OCR, PDF and Barcode engines, as well as new SharePoint integration capabilities.


Improvements to the OCR Advantage engine include:

  • Increased speed by up to 300%
  • Faster and More accurate table detection
  • Auto Orient up to 8x faster
  • Improved algorithm for small zones - increased accuracy for Forms Recognition and Processing
  • Enhance accuracy of color image recognition - new segment based auto-binarization algorithm


PDF Improvements:

  • Load times are now between 400% and 800% faster
  • PDF Support for v1.7
  • Support for reading with 128 bit AES and 256 bit AESv3 encryption
  • Native multithreaded support

SharePoint Integration

  • Users can load and save images directly to and from SharePoint
  • SharePoint integration with OCR, Barcode, File Format Conversion and more

Microsoft Phone 7 Silverlight

  • Improved speed for Windows Phone 7 Barcode libraries
  • New Live Capture Barcode demo

Enhancements to the LEADTOOLS Medical Engine
The new version of the Medical Web Viewer Framework and PACS Framework offer new features that include cross-platform and mobile device capable viewers, as well as a new OEM-ready DICOM Server application with source code.

OEM-ready DICOM Storage Server application with Source Code

  • Patient Updater feature: patient/study management client enabling users to move, merge, and update patient information using DICOM communication
  • Auto-Copy feature: automatically routes the retrieved DICOM image data to multiple storage locations
  • Gateway feature: acts as a query/retrieve proxy, automatically relays a single query/retrieve to the specified external DICOM servers
  • Forwarding feature: automatically forwards DICOM image data to another PACS server
  • Full source code for customization or branding with users’ company logos
  • Medical Web Viewer Framework

HTML5 Viewer with window level support

  • Improved thin-client layout for mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone)
  • Medical Image Viewer
  • Improved reference line support
  • Probe Tool that displays pixel information and user text
  • Snap Ruler: allows the ruler to snap to the image
  • Customization of the look, style and color of overlay tags and rulers
  • Zoom on Click mouse action
  • Ability to set any number of rows and columns of cells
  • Dynamic Zoom: keeps the clicked area visible at all times
  • LUT Spectrum feature: provides a colored lookup table for improved image analysis

Other Enhancements

  • Enhanced DICOM Communication support


“While several improvements were made to both the document and medical engine,” says Otis Goodwin, Manager of Developer Support, “one of our major goals with this release was to provide a framework that even further reduces the development time for creating enterprise healthcare applications. We understand multiplatform deployments are important, so we wanted to provide our users with tools that are HTML5 and mobile-device ready. If you are developing any type of medical application, you will definitely want to check out our latest release.”


Check out the LEADTOOLS Online Recognition Demo here.


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