General Questions

What is a barcode?

A barcode is an image containing information that is encrypted by means of a special algorithm. This information may be a character string or specially formatted information (address card, internet address, …).

Different barcodes exist: 1 dimensional and 2 dimensional. They primarily distinguish themselves in size and number of characters they can encode inside a barcode. The below examples contain the same text.

What is OCR?

The term OCR stands for “Optical Character Recognition”.

What are the system requirements?

BarcodeOCR has been successfully tested on:

  • Windows 10 (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
  • Windows 11 (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-Bit)
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2022


Additionally to this, you will need the .NET Framework 4.0 installed on your computer. The setup will check if you already installed the Framework and will install it, if necessary.

The performance of BarcodeOCR is up the configuration and your documents. We recommend to test BarcodeOCR on the specific system to get a real benchmark.

Which scanners are recommended for achieving the best possible results with BarcodeOCR?

Generally all scanners are supported. To use all the features of BarcodeOCR, however, we recommend working with a high-quality scanner that can process several documents in the network quickly and automatically. The scanner should deposit the scanned documents on the server in one piece as a PDF.

How do I receive the latest Updates?

If you have a valid maintenance contract you are eligible to receive the latest updates.

You can download the latest version for your license, by entering your serial number in the corresponding dialog on the download page.


How do I install the latest Updates?

A guide on installing updates can be found in the documentation: Updates


How do i process files inside a network folder?

A guide on setting up BarcodeOCR within a network can be found in the documentation: Setting up for networks