LEAD Exhibiting at Microsoft Ignite 2015

The new Microsoft enterprise tech conference, Microsoft Ignite, is bringing together the best of their past individual events — the Management Summit and Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Project, and TechEd conferences — for a single, tech-fueled conference with better content and connections than ever before. LEAD Technologies is excited to be a part of this brand-new show and will have LEADTOOLS Version 19 on full display. LEAD’s world-class imaging technologies help developers create applications for many of the conference’s themes and talking points including cloud infrastructure, big data, mobility and more.

Visit LEAD Technologies at Microsoft Ignite

In addition to these features, LEADTOOLS will have much more on display at Ignite. While you are in Chicago, we hope you take the time to visit our booth and check out the latest document, medical and multimedia imaging technology LEADTOOLS has to offer.

Microsoft Ignite Details

May 4 – 8, 2015
Chicago, IL
Booth # TBA

Contact us (Ignite-2015@leadtools.com) to set up an appointment to meet with our representatives at the show.

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LEAD Showcasing PACS and EMR Technology at HIMSS 2015

After the recent release of LEADTOOLS Version 19, we are excited to hit the road this Spring. HIMSS 2015 in Chicago will be our first stop where we will showcase all of our Medical, Document and Multimedia imaging technology at booth #7839.

In particular, LEADTOOLS V19 has many new features for use in PACS and EMR solutions which will be popular topics at the conference.

PACS and Medical Image Viewing

Thousands of Medical Imaging application developers have trusted LEADTOOLS for their DICOM and PACS needs. Accurately conforming to DICOM standards is a difficult challenge many face, and LEADTOOLS’ high-level components and OEM-ready solutions will expedite any medical imaging project and ensure that your application is up to date and complying with the latest specifications.

EMR and Document Normalization

LEADTOOLS also includes advanced Document Imaging technology for integration with EMR and other electronic document storage and viewing applications. The new Document Converters and Viewers in Version 19 help you achieve document normalization and zero-footprint viewing, and the world-class OCR and Forms Recognition engines will extract data from virtually any document regardless of its structure to help expedite Big Data mining, document workflow optimization, and record keeping system implementation.

Visit LEAD Technologies at HIMSS Booth #7839

In addition to these features, LEADTOOLS will have much more on display at HIMSS. While you are in Chicago, we hope you take the time to visit our booth to meet our imaging experts and check out the latest medical imaging technology in LEADTOOLS.

HIMSS Details

April 12 – 16, 2015
Chicago, IL
Booth # 7839

Contact us (HIMSS-2015@leadtools.com) to set up an appointment to meet with our representatives at the show.

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New White Paper: Invoice Forms Recognition and Processing

Have you ever been working on a zonal OCR project only to discover that the scanned documents were too different from the original document for OCR to be of any practical use? Some differences such as resolution and skew angle can be algorithmically corrected, but what if the zones themselves change in size? What if the data you want to capture is tabular in nature and has an unknown number of rows?

LEADTOOLS introduced its Invoice Recognition and Processing SDK technology in Version 19 to address this very problem. To learn more, check out our latest white paper which explains how to set up and use LEADTOOLS to recognize data from unstructured documents, invoices and more.

Unstructured Invoice Recognition and Processing with LEADTOOOLS
There is no doubt that imaging technologies such as forms recognition and OCR have revolutionized the way we do business and have freed up countless man-hours from the tedious and error-prone task of data entry. However, these technologies still rely on the assumption that the data will be located in the same place on every document. Unstructured forms and scanned documents such as invoices, bills and tabs are notoriously difficult, if not impossible, to process on a large scale within an automated system. This is no longer the case after the release of LEADTOOLS Version 19 and its advanced Invoice Recognition and Processing SDK technology.

If you would like to read it in an online format, we have also published this white paper on The CodeProject.

You can also watch a video highlighting these frameworks on our YouTube channel!

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Invoice Recognition and Processing Video

Some things you just have to see to believe, and we think that LEADTOOLS V19′s new Invoice Recognition and Processing SDK is one of them. Now you can in our latest YouTube video!

If you have any familiarity with Forms Recognition and/or OCR, you may understand that those technologies typically rely on the master template and the document you wish to recognize having the same layout and proportions. Tax forms and applications fit this nicely since as long as the documents can get cleaned up and aligned, the zones and fields on the form to recognize will easily be found. Invoices, bills and other unstructured documents need special processing which LEADTOOLS masterfully developed and exposed in this new programmer-friendly toolkit. We hope you enjoy the video!

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LEADTOOLS Document Viewer Demo

HTML5 Document Viewer Screenshot

Earlier this week, we wrote about our latest white paper and CodeProject article on the LEADTOOLS Document Converter and Document Viewer. If you haven’t already, it’s worth a read to see just how easy it is to create an amazing document viewing solution for .NET and HTML5 / JavaScript.

If you simply can’t wait another second to get your hands on this technology, you should try our live online Document Viewer demo! This HTML5 Zero-footprint application shows off all the amazing features of this new viewer framework including:

  • View document, vector and raster image formats in one viewer
  • Document-specific interactive tools
  • View and edit complex document objects and features such as annotations, hyperlinks, Unicode text, fonts, styles, bookmarks and more
  • Fully customizable user interface uses generic parent containers (e.g. Control & DIV) to enable easy integration of core Document Viewer features into any UI library and platform
  • Maximize performance and conserve system resources through efficient large-document paging and thumbnail browsing with configurable lazy-loading
  • See all the features of the LEADTOOLS Document Viewer

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New White Paper: Converting and Viewing Documents with LEADTOOLS

Now that LEADTOOLS Version 19 has been released, we’ll be using our white papers to dive into the new features in greater detail. This month’s white paper is on the LEADTOOLS Document Converter and Document Viewer.

These exciting new frameworks will help developers create, read, and annotate raster and SVG images, annotations, thumbnails, text data and metadata from supported document types such as PDF, DOC, XLS, TIFF, JPEG and more. By using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) as an intermediate format, the Document Viewer and Converter are able to work with any document, vector or raster image file format in a uniform fashion. Moreover, 100% accurate document-to-document conversion can be accomplished without the need for OCR.

Converting and Viewing Documents with LEADTOOLS
Convert a Word document into a PDF file. View the PDF, annotate it and then save it. This process sounds simple enough, right? What if the original document was a TIFF file? Is it just as easy to convert a TIFF to a PDF and then view, annotate and save the new file? What if you have ten different file types to view, annotate and save, and what if those different files are both raster images and vector documents? And what if your job requirement specified that you can only do this task in one application, using one viewer control? This commonly requested task no longer sounds so simple. The new Document Converter and Document Viewer found in LEADTOOLS Version 19 not only make it possible to view and annotate raster and vector based file formats in the same control, they make it easy.

We have also published this white paper on The CodeProject if you would like to read it in an online format.

You can also watch a video highlighting these frameworks on our YouTube channel!

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New Multimedia and Imaging Features in LEADTOOLS Version 19

LEADTOOLS Version 19 is here! In case you missed it yesterday, we talked about all the new Medical Imaging features in Version 19. To learn more about all the new features in Version 19, check out the full list.

Today, we will dive into the Multimedia and Imaging technology in LEADTOOLS 19, which is headlined by the new H.265 Codec and HTML5 Web Scanning.

Multimedia

  • New H.265 codec
  • Play and convert MPEG-2 Transport files with multiple programs
  • Improved playback quality for H.264
  • Added H.264 support to DICOM Reader and Writer filters
  • Added support for creating chapter markers in MP4 files
  • Increased DVR buffer limit to over 1TB
  • Improved memory management for when saving large files
  • Enhanced multiple monitor capture support in the Screen Capture Filter
  • Text overlay filter now supports text with multiple fonts
  • Added support for preserving aspect ratio in videos with non-square pixels

Click here for more information on all features within the LEADTOOLS Multimedia Imaging Engine.

Imaging

  • Scan with TWAIN from the web
  • New File Formats
    • MSG
    • PST
    • EML
    • DNG
  • Improved paint performance for WinForms and JavaScript
  • Added support for new drawing engines including GDI/GDI+, SVG and XAML
  • WinRT and Windows Phone supports version 8.1

Click here for more information on all features within the LEADTOOLS Imaging Engine.

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New Medical Imaging Features in LEADTOOLS Version 19

LEADTOOLS Version 19 is here! In case you missed it yesterday, we talked about all the new Document Imaging features in Version 19. To learn more about all the new features in Version 19, check out the full list.

Today, we will dive into the Medical Imaging SDK Technology in LEADTOOLS 19, which is headlined by the new HL7 SDK and redesigned HTML5 / JavaScript Medical Viewer.

New HL7 SDK

  • Message encoder and decoder
  • Listener service
  • Integration with Modality Worklist (MWL) demos

DICOM Storage Server

  • New optional third-party cloud storage integration
  • Cloud storage can be automatic or managed through a Cloud Scheduler
  • Includes source code for add-ins for popular cloud storage services
    • Microsoft Azure
    • EMC Atmos
    • Create your own add-in for any cloud storage provider

HTML5 Medical Viewer

  • New and improved design and UI interface
  • New standalone control
  • Redesigned with AngularJS
  • Increased overall performance
  • Improved reference line support
  • User-interface tools and actions
    • Hounsfield Unit
    • Probe
    • Spy Glass with various options
    • Shutter tool that supports multiple objects
    • Cobb Angle
  • A simple, yet effective synchronization tool
  • New mapping index array feature
  • Assign weight to overlay text
  • Added patient projection support
  • Interval / delay option for requesting the full image
  • Added support for selected / unselected border color for cells and sub-cells
  • Added multiple selection support
  • Exploded property
  • Added drag & drop support
  • Enhanced symmetric sub-cell layout
  • New events and callbacks
  • Added .NET and JavaScript interfaces for externally/programmatically controlling the viewer

Desktop Medical Viewer

  • Added manual zoom options for Spy Glass
  • New Nudge and Shrink tools
  • New Shutter tool
  • Added Cobb Angle tool for all platforms
  • Added full support for LEADTOOLS annotations
  • Added image orientation for each frame in a series
  • Added support for annotation automation
  • Enhanced image alignment
  • New options for saving images
  • Added ability to edit any selected annotation
  • Improvements to Medical Viewer Demo including Stent, Image Processing, Reset and more

Dental Display Module

  • Hanging protocols using DICOM structured display files
  • Custom dental image processing functions including Perio, Endo and Dentin
  • Monitor calibration options
  • Viewer displays list of all available series
  • Search results custom-tailored for dental imaging

Medical 3D

  • New color map tool that remaps the VRT volume RGBA histogram, apply various preset palettes, and save the channels’ curves
  • Added ability to save 3D object as a raster image
  • Added ability to save MPR images as DICOM with complete metadata including orientation, position, window level, etc.

New Fusion Demo

  • Load DICOMDIR support
  • Use palette for fused image and original image
  • Scale, Offset and Rotate any fused image
  • Support for transparency action
  • Window level each fused image
  • Combine fused cells with automatic alignment

Additional Medical Updates

  • DICOM IODs updated to latest DICOM specifications
  • CCOW web interface
  • New medical-specific image processing
    • G-Wire
    • K-Means
    • Lambda Connectedness
    • Level Set
    • OTSU Thresholding
    • Perspective Alignment
    • Shrink Wrap
    • Speckle-reducing Anisotropic Diffusion
    • Tensor-guided Anisotropic Diffusion
    • Watershed

Click here for more information on all features within the LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Engine.

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New Document Imaging Features in LEADTOOLS Version 19

LEADTOOLS Version 19 is here! It is one of the most highly-anticipated and feature-packed releases ever. LEAD Technologies is once again raising the bar with unique and innovative imaging technologies, frameworks and solutions, and continues to prove why they are The World Leader in Imaging SDKs.

Since there are so many new features in this new release, we will highlight the new and improved technologies in each engine over the next few days. Today, we will be starting with the Document Imaging SDK Technology in LEADTOOLS, which is headlined by the new Document Viewer and Document Converter frameworks for .NET and HTML5/JavaScript.

New Documents SDK

Forms Recognition and Processing

OCR

  • Improved OCR accuracy across all languages including East Asian and Arabic
  • Enhanced auto-zone algorithm
  • More efficient memory usage
  • Improved detection of foreground and background colors for text areas
  • New manual and automated perspective deskew algorithm improves the recognition of perspectival skewed images with 3D Deskew filtering

PDF

  • Across-the-board speed improvements
  • Load text, vector graphics and raster images
  • Enhanced rasterization and thumbnail generation
  • PDF Optimizer tool for reducing PDF document size
  • New WinRT PDF libraries
  • Added images extraction and decoding
  • Improvements to extraction of resources including fonts, bookmarks, metadata, etc.
  • New compression options including JPEG2000
  • Added support for extraction of Unicode text
  • New options for PDF document Initial View
  • Added AutoPrint functionality

Annotations

  • Multi-container annotations
  • New annotation and markup object types
    • New text-based review annotation types similar to Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word
    • Bates Stamp
    • Filled-in arrowhead
  • Auto-resize option for wrapped objects
  • Improved options for loading and saving annotations
  • Added ability to use Image Viewer Control’s Interactive Modes and Automated Annotations simultaneously

Barcode

Additional Document Updates

  • New document cleanup image processing functions
  • Improved support for Internet Printing Protocol (IPP)

Click here for more information on all features within the LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Engine.

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LEADTOOLS Version 19 Coming Soon!

A new, major version of LEADTOOLS is right around the corner. Version 19 is packed full of incredible Document, Medical and Multimedia Imaging technology with many new features and enhancements across the board. Developers can do more than ever before with LEADTOOLS V19.

Document Imaging

  • Document and image viewers for all platforms
    • New SVG engine for smooth scrolling and zooming of documents
    • Search text and use annotations on any format
    • Multi-page lazy loading for large documents
  • Convert PDF & Office formats at 100% accuracy without the need for OCR
  • Improved OCR accuracy for all languages including East Asian
  • New barcode types: Aztec, MaxiCode & Micro QR
  • Structured and unstructured forms recognition and processing with OEM-ready forms applications (checks, passports, driver licenses, invoices)
  • PDF and Office format viewing, editing and conversion: convert hundreds of different file types to PDF, DOC/DOCX, RTF, HTML, XPS and more
  • Powerful PDF SDK is feature packed and includes page manipulation, optimize PDF, bookmarks and metadata; create PDF/A files, PDF annotations, image extraction and more
  • Zero-footprint HTML5/JavaScript UI controls & web services
  • Image cleanup and pre-processing

Medical Imaging

  • Comprehensive DICOM SDK supporting the latest specifications
  • PACS client and server components
  • Optional third-party cloud storage integration in the DICOM Storage Server
  • New HL7 SDK with decoders, listener service and MWL integration
  • Redesigned, highly customizable, cloud-enabled HTML5 / JavaScript zero-footprint medical viewer
  • Rich Client Medical Web Viewer (IE only)
  • Medical image processing
  • Medical annotations and collaboration tools
  • 3D volume construction and advanced visualization
  • Specialized 8-16 bit grayscale image display
  • OEM-ready applications with source code

Multimedia

  • H.265 with 4K and 8K ultra-high-definition
  • Capture, convert, stream and play audio and video
  • Hundreds of formats and codecs for DirectShow and Media Foundation
    • MPEG-2 Transport Stream, H.264, MPEG-4 & more
  • KLV metadata
  • UAV and UAS
  • Audio and video processing filters and transforms including overlays and motion detection
  • DICOM reading and writing

Imaging

  • Hundreds of file and image formats for loading, saving and compression
  • Thousands of image processing algorithms
  • New Image Viewer control for all platforms
  • Scan with TWAIN from the web

More to come in the following weeks! Sign up for our newsletter to get all the latest information regarding LEADTOOLS Version 19 sent directly to your inbox.

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