Charlotte, NC (July 10, 2018) - LEAD Technologies is very pleased to introduce LEADTOOLS Cloud Services. This new product gives application developers a high-powered, scalable, and lightweight Web API for adding advanced LEADTOOLS recognition and document conversion technologies into their applications.

"Extensive collaboration with the Microsoft Azure team, originating at Microsoft Build 2017, has paved the way for this release," said Rich Little, President of LEAD Technologies. "We look forward to seeing existing and new customers, across all verticals, leverage these services to optimize and expand their unique offerings."

LEADTOOLS Cloud Services API offers several primary imaging capabilities: OCR, Document Conversion, Barcode Recognition, and Check Recognition. This collection expands some of the most popular LEADTOOLS technologies into entirely new markets and customer bases. Now established enterprises and startups alike can take advantage of the competitive pricing and SaaS model. With minimal requirements, developers can use their API key to make JSON requests via any programming language with an Internet connection, including PHP, Python, and Perl. Additionally, a wider array of tools and IDEs can be used including Visual Studio Code, Sublime, and Notepad++.

"Microsoft Azure offers a broad range of services to create a variety of applications," stated Shawn Nandi, Senior Director, Strategy & Partner for Azure at Microsoft Corp. "The launch of LEADTOOLS Cloud Services will provide a great option for developers looking to leverage imaging and recognition technology in their Azure applications."

Keeping up with how developers are creating their applications is a challenge LEADTOOLS excels at meeting. This release marks LEAD's first milestone on its Azure roadmap with plans to extend LEADTOOLS Cloud Services with additional SDK technologies and features. For more information, visit

About LEAD Technologies

With a rich history of more than 34 years, LEAD has established itself as the world's leading provider of software development toolkits. LEAD's flagship product, LEADTOOLS, provides programmers with a powerful set of libraries for Recognition, Document, Vector, Medical, Imaging, and Multimedia development. LEAD boasts a diverse customer base as well as a strong list of corporate partners including some of the largest and most influential organizations from around the globe. For more information, visit