The All My Papers ampLIB MICR OCR SDK provides MICR line data extraction from check image files as well as image processing and image formatting for Remote Deposit and other Check 21 applications.
The AmpLIB MICR OCR SDK finds, reads, parses, extracts, verifies and saves the MICR data from the check images quickly with low reject rates. The AmpLIB MICR OCR SDK is a High Level Programming System for Windows™ application development consisting of Dynamic Linked Libraries (DLLs), associated import libraries, header files and example source code. The SDK is compatible with many programming environments.
AmpLIB MICR OCR SDK lets you quickly develop applications for remote deposit and mobile capture of check images. The MICR OCR SDK includes the following functions:
that allow you easily and accurately process incoming check images, prepare them for OCR, reliably extract the MICR data and format the final images ready for integration into ICL files for exchange. AMP provides sample applications written in C, C++, C# and VB with source code for quick evaluation and proof of concept testing.
Support for Check Images Captured without Traditional Check Scanners
Both MICR OCR and Image Processing routines have been improved and refined specifically to address the issues of handling check images captured with desktop scanners, cell phone cameras and similar devices that do not have hardware MICR readers.
Multiple Engine Voting Decreases Substitution Errors
The SDK now invokes multiple engine voting on a character by character basis
Advanced Function Calls Speed Development and Implementation
A single function call may now be used to implement a MICR OCR and check image processing of remotely captured check images from flatbed scanners and cell phone cameras. The function call is a super-set of functions that takes check images as input and provides formatted MICR line data and UCD187 conforming check images as output.
Remote Deposit Capture A single application call to take input check images from an RDC client and output verified MICR line data as well as Check 21 compliant 200-DPI TIFF check images for incorporation into ICL files for exchange.
Remittance Check Processing Automatically find and process checks within larger documents.
MICR OCR Verify Verify MICR data from traditional check scanners that employ magnetic MICR reading.
Accurate MICR OCR - provides high read rates with very low substitution error rates
Licensing is based on features and performance options selected. Performance is scalable to hundreds of image processing functions per second per server
Works with low quality images - low contrast and resolution, out of focus and distorted images while providing the lowest possible image rejection rates
Easy integration with your Check21 systems - using .NET or direct DLL calls. Demonstration apps and source code provided for C++, C# and VB NET
The following feature groups are available for the AmpLIB MICR OCR SDK..
(No Licenses Needed) File Load and Decompress
Image compress and save of X9.100-181 (Tough TIFF) and UCD/187 compatible images, image scaling & rotation, handling of grayscale and color images, OCR A/B (Example) recognition for coupon and remittance documents.
MICR line detection, read E13B font whether rightside-up or upside-down, read ABA MICR line formats.
Find check images withing a document, correct image skew, crop check images, despeckle images, perform streak, border and line removal, apply morphological image filters for background removal, apply Laplacian for edge detection, apply dynamic threshold for color or grayscale to black and white conversion, page mode to find a check within a remittance document image.
AMP Read Camera algorithm detects MICR lines within camera based images from cell phones and flatbed scanners. Includes miltiple MICR OCR engines employing a voting algorithm to decode MICR line on a character by character basis. Latest version Improves performance of existing applications using AmpLIB MICR OCR with no code changes.
Verify Captured MICR Data Parse MICR Data to Field Level (R/T, ON-US, AUX ON-US, etc.)
AmpReadMicrCamera & AmpReadCamera - Single-Calls that Extract MICR Data & Output Exchange-Compliant Images Combines Many of the Above Processes to Provide Highest Read Rates, Lowest Substitution Rates and Best Possible Throughput.
ampLIB Micr SDK can rapidly and accurately extract MICR information from check images and addresses a wide range of ICL file and check image processing applications. Below are examples of applications that can be built using the All My Papers ampLIB MICR OCR SDK.
A single application call may be used to take input check images from and RDC client and output verified MICR line data as well as Check 21 compliant 200-DPI TIFF check images for incorporation into ICL files for exchange.
The ampLIB SDK software can find check images from a stream of scanned paper documents such as invoices, business correspondence, remittance documents, etc. The software quickly finds and accurately extracts the MICR data with low substitution errors. The software automatically crops, removes skew and saves the check image to meet exchange standards.
Automatically find and process checks within larger documents.
Checks can be anywhere on a remittance voucher - top, middle or bottom. The SDK finds and extracts the checks without manually bursting and re-scanning
Verify MICR data from traditional check scanners that employ magnetic MICR reading at the time of capture or to verify MICR OCR before check images are archived.
Minimum System Requirements
- Desktop - Windows 7, 10 - 32/64-Bit
- Server - Windows Server 2008 through 2016
All my Papers software is available for download for trial and production use and in some cases, demo use.
Available for Trial, Production
The ampLIB MICR OCR performs MICR line data extraction from check image files and Includes image processing and image formatting for Remote Deposit and other Check 21 applications. The ampLIB MICR OCR SDK finds, reads, parses, extracts, verifies and saves the MICR data from check images. ampLIB is a high level programming system for Windows™ application development consisting of COM objects, Dynamic Linked Libraries (DLLs), associated import libraries, header files and example source code. The SDK is compatible with many programming environments. To obtain pricing information or a trial license contact .
ampLIB COM is a Window's COM object for the ampLIB MICR OCR and ampLIB Barcode Reader SDKs.
Available for Trial, Production
The ampLIBNet DLL is a .Net interface to the AMPLIB DLL which closely resembles the COM interface. It provides the methods and properties of the IampImage, IampBarcode, and IampMICR interfaces in a single object, and can be used in .Net languages like Visual Basic .NET and C#. To obtain pricing information or a trial license contact .
General Licensing Model Terms for licensing AMP's software authorize one user and one physical hardware device per software instance. All My Papers applications require annual subscriptions and runtime licenses.
Each computer using All My Papers software technology requires a runtime license. The licenses are issued in classes based on feature/function and speed/throughput. Licenses are sold for specific machines and users. AMP uses the "one user" license model. For details, see the License text loaded during the installation of the software. Development and Deployment licenses are sold separately so that you can develop and test your application before committing to deployment licensing or hardware.
The All My Papers VM license enables use of AMP applications in VM environments and is available to new customers.
The License Manager Software facilitates the installation and removal of licenses on individual computers or servers and validates licenses upon installation via the internet. Evaluation licenses, limited time licenses, feature set and feature upgrades licenses are all supported. An error code 107 indicates a missing or invalid license.
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All options are available at speeds ranging from 0.5 to 1280 images per second per server. Speed licenses determine the theoretical maximum throughput of an application. Actual performance will vary depending on hardware, image quality, number of functions called and other factors.
Every PC using AMP MCIR OCR software requires a licensed runtime. Runtimes used on single processors are available for distributed applications based on functionality and throughput per the table below.
Please note that "Max images per second" refers to the speed at which images may be accessed. Many operations (such as the ampProcessCameraCheckImages call) require multiple image accesses. The number of image accesses required for a particular task (MICR extraction for example) will vary depending on the quality of the check images. All My Papers will provide temporary licenses so that customers can characterize application performance under a given speed license class.
Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) has been in use by banks and other financial institutions for some time. What is relatively new for RDC is the capture of checks from camera based devices without hardware magnetic MICR readers.
This white paper is for anyone contemplating working with or implementing a system that will process Image Cash Letters (ICLs), AKA X9.37 files, and would like to reduce their implementation costs, time, and ongoing maintenance efforts.
This white paper discusses the issue of data errors made during the check truncation and exchange process and the privacy and operational risks this creates to the financial institutions involved in Check 21 check clearing.
This white paper discusses a Check 21 Strategy for Community and Regional Banks.
A White Paper that describes in detail Bar Codes and how they relate to document imaging.
This white paper will outline essential good practices for Check Image Capture without traditional check scanners. This whitepaper also provides detailed information about the how's and why's of using smartphones and scanners to capture check images.
All My Checks™
• Extract MICR data accurately
• Format check images for exchange
• Create ICL files for exchange or RDC
• Ready to run software application
• Increase transaction throughput
• Enable Check 21 processing for legacy systems
• Acheive improved float management
• Process check images
From Phones, Cameras, Scanners
• Extract MICR data from check images
• Format check images for exchange
• Fast programming with single call implementation
• Build Remotely Created Checks
- for presentment or exchange
-on behalf of your customers
• Produce Test ICL Files
- to debug Check 21 Applications
- without risking customer data
• View content of ICL files
• View check images
• Edit records and fields
• Print IRDs and CRDs
• Detect non-conforming TIFF tags
• Correct TIFF Tags
• Detect MICR Mis-Match
• Image IQA
• Create ICL Files
• Format ICL Files
• Save as CSV Files
• Sort & Merge ICL Files
• Conforms to latest standard
• Prints Negotiable IRDs and CRDs
• Works with many printers
• Prints one item or the entire ICL file
X9 Image Clearing
• Check Archive
• Duplicate Detection
• Research Check Items
• Forward & Return Clearing
• Imports ICL files into SQL database
• Supports 50+ ICL formats
• Return item research & sorting
• Browser-based user interface
July 22, 2014 - ALL MY PAPERS Software Selected by Tangerine Bank -- Cheque imaging technology provides low cost solution for Canadian Banks
April 10, 2013 - ALL MY PAPERS Signs Reseller Agreement with Orbograph
September 25, 2012 - Orbograph and All My Papers Form Alliance for Remote Deposit Capture & Mobile Marketplace Complementing technologies improve efficiency and reduce risk of fraud
August 3, 2012- Credit Union Times - Mobility Matters: Tracking the Mobile Banking Revolution in Credit Unions
September 28, 2011- All My Papers Announces a Software Application That Makes Every Scanner a Check Scanner - You can read the press release online by going HERE.
April, 2011- Check Deposit Challenges Using Scanners Without MICR Readers - Transaction News - You can read the article online by going HERE.
January 25, 2011 - All My Papers Updates MICR OCR SDK with Additional Camera Capture Features For Mobile Phones and Desktop Scanners
February 24, 2009 All My Papers Publishes Case Study of X9 IMAGE CLEARING Software Solution For the State of North Carolina Check 21 Processing.
December 2 , 2008 All My Papers Awarded Bid by State of Nouth Carolina for Check 21 Processing
October 24, 2008 All My Papers previews Beta version of X9 Viewer with support for the Universal Companion Document, UCD.
July 23, 2008 All My Papers Releases Software Reader for USPS 4-State Barcode
May 6 , 2008 All My Papers Releases Federal Reserve Bank MICR Conversion Utility for Check 21 Files
December 12, 2007 All My Papers Releases X9 TIFF QUALIFIER For Testing To the New ECCHO Check Image Exchange Rules
October 23, 2007 All My Papers Releases White Paper on Ramifications of MICR Mis-Match in Check Image Exchange
October 22, 2007 All My Papers Releases X9 TIFF QUALIFIER for Image Cash Letters
August 21, 2007 All My Papers Joins Financial Industry Organizations ECCHO and FSTC To Facilitate Check Image Exchange
May 2, 2007 - All My Papers Releases X9 VIEWER for Image Cash Letters
March 27, 2007 - All My Papers Releases White Paper on Check Image Exchange Interoperability and Data Integrity Issue Resolution
February 21 , 2007 - All My Papers and Unisys Deliver Unrivalled Check Image Data Precision for Financial Institutions
January 17 , 2006 - Sterling National Bank, Leveraging All My Papers Technology, Granted Federal Reserve Board Approval for FedReturn™ Image Cash Letter
October 4 , 2005 - All My Papers MICR OCR Technology Integrated into 1,050 7-Eleven Vcom© Kiosks Verifies Check Image Data
August 12 , 2005 - All My Papers Publishes a FREE white paper - Combining Remote Capture and IRD Printing, A Check 21 Strategy for Community and Regional Banks.
July 20, 2005 - All My Papers Business Partner, Aquracy LLC, uses IRD print technology in Remote Image Capture Solution.
July 18, 2005 - All My Papers and Intactis Software Inc. form Strategic Business Partnership.