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ELAN Converter™

ELAN Converter™ is a production conversion software for scanned images and PDF files. Used by many document imaging service bureaus and government agencies, the many powerful features of this software make it a prime choice for applications where reliability and productivity are driving factors.
Product Description

ELAN Converter(tm) is a professional tool for converting raster image files to PDF and other formats, intended for batch and/or hotfolder-based automated operation. Sophisticated merging options coupled with barcode recognition and bookmark creation enhance the functionality of the searcheable PDF output.

Conversion Features

Scanned image to PDF conversion.
The primary goal of the software is to provide an easy–to-use tool for the document image processing professional to convert large volumes of document or drawing scans to PDF. A wide range of image input formats are supported and PDF input is supported by image extraction. The available product versions address different budgets and requirements and operate in batch and/or hotfolder mode.

The output PDF files are automatically created by sophisticated merging and file naming rules that are derived either by directory name or a common prefix method.

The generated PDFs are search enabled through bulk OCR (Pro and Acrobat Plugin) and bookmarks are created automatically. So can the PDF files encrypted and optimized for web servers.

Productivity can be enhanced by barcode separator sheets. A barcode creation and printing applications is also included (Pro only).

Product Editions
The following table serves as guideline for comparison of the different editions: ELAN Converter Product Editions
  • ELAN Converter Pro: Professional use, unlimited OCR and barcode recognition. This is the version recommended for service bureaus and if you need integration with other system.
  • ELAN Converter Light: Professional use, but no OCR and barcode recognition. This is the version recommended for service bureaus and if you need integration with other systems and don't text recognition.
  • ELAN Converter Acrobat Plugin (coming soon!): Integration with Adobe Acrobat, including user-initiated batch OCR and merging.
Advantages

The conversion process can be tailored to most production environments. The flexibility of the different operating modes and product releases gives the user the ultimate in headache-free flexibility for converting thousands of files.

  • Add instant PDF support to any scanning application!
  • Merge single or multi-page tiff files to a multi-page PDF.
  • Time saving naming options for the created PDF files
  • Convert tens of thousands of files overnight, no per click charges, just lightning-fast conversion.
  • Keep the size of your image consistent: the size of the image you scan will always be the size of the image in your PDF file.
System Requirements

This software performs a lot of image processing functions in addition to intensive file operations. As a rule, a high performance PC should be used for demanding conversion tasks.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • Processor: Intel compatible, clock rate 1000 MHz upwards
  • Main memory: min. 128MB RAM
  • Hard drive: min. 250 Mbyte free disc space
  • Graphic card/Monitor: min. 1024x768 resolution, 16-Bit color depth
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive (if purchased on CR-ROM)

Recommended Hardware Configuration

  • Processor: MS Windows compatible processor, clock rate of 2 GHz upwards
  • Main memory: min. 2 GB RAM
  • Hard drive: min. 100 GB free disc space
  • Graphic card/Monitor: min. 1024x768 resolution, 16-Bit color depth
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive (if purchased on CR-ROM)

Operating system

  • Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP and Vista (standard, server or professional version)

Access rights for the installation:

  • administrator rights

If you are unsure that these requirements can be met, contact your system administrator.

Software Requirements

ELAN Converter does not have additional software requirements, all dependencies are included with the installation files.

The only exception is the ELAN Converter Acrobat Plugin edition, that requires Adobe Acrobat installed.