Transym has been a pioneer in OCR technology for a decade - but we've been around since the early 1980s. Beginning life as an IT contractor for the UK ministry of defence, Transym was involved in founding Elan (now Expiris), one of Britain's first large IT recruitment companies.
This is where our founders encountered OCR software for the first time – and saw the limitations of currently available programs. Elan wanted to scan and collate all CV and account data – but none of the OCR engines were up to the job, either crashing frequently or offering very poor accuracy.
Following that frustrating experience, Transym's founders resolved to create a truly accurate, stable and reliable OCR software solution. After assembling a team with extensive technical and business experience, it took several years of constant innovation, not to mention blood, sweat and tears, to produce the first commercial version of TOCR in 2002.
Since then, our hard work has paid off – with TOCR 4.0 now one of the most accurate engines available on the market. Unlike some other providers of OCR software, we're focused entirely on refining TOCR, and not on other forms of IT software packaging.
Versions and development
Since 2002, TOCR has gone through several new versions, with a second generation created in 2005. This major step incorporated Lex support for European languages, automatic language recognition and multi-licence/multi-processor options for increased speed and flexibility.
TOCR 4.0 is our most advanced engine to date, and the most accurate solution on the market.
Our constant testing and development means that we are always training TOCR to read and understand an ever greater variety of documents and images, as well as improving stability and ease of integration. We look forward to unveiling even more advanced and innovative versions of the TOCR engine in the future.
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