LuraTech ( has released
the latest version of its document conversion
solution. LuraDocument PDF Compressor 5.3 has
been enhanced with a number of new features, such
as free-form recognition and the ability to
convert born digital documents to PDF/A for
long-term archival. With the addition of these
capabilities, PDF Compressor 5.3 provides users –
from individuals to the largest document scanning
service providers – with a comprehensive solution
that can handle all their document conversion

“Our PDF Compressor 5.3 now represents a complete
conversion solution covering the entire
conversion process between digital document
creation to delivery and long-term archiving. It
now can classify scanned documents, extract
structured information, compress, and output to
full-text searchable PDF and PDF/A files,” said
Mark McKinney, president of LuraTech. “Also it is
easy-to-implement and use giving small to
mid-sized organizations a cost-effective
alternative to legacy conversion software, which
require a lot of time, expense and custom
programming to deploy.”

Key features of the LuraDocument PDF Compressor 5.3 include:

° Free-form recognition — With an improved Form
Recognition Module that has been expanded to
include free-form recognition, users can
eliminate many manual processes, including
pre-sorting, and supports streamlined conversion
of complex, multi-page documents. Moving beyond a
solely template-based approach, the optional Form
Recognition Module can identify and sort a wide
variety of documents, such as invoices; read and
extract the appropriate information from the
documents; and then prepare this information for
input into other applications, such as
merchandise management or enterprise resource
planning (ERP) systems.

° Born Digital module — This optional module is
designed to convert digital documents – such as
Microsoft Office, Outlook e-mail and born digital
PDFs – into PDF/A format for long-term archiving.
The Born Digital module enables users to easily
batch process digital files, in the same way that
scanned paper documents can be processed with the
PDF Compressor 5.3.

Both the Born Digital Module and Form Recognition
Module are optional features to the PDF
Compressor. The Form Recognition Module, for
which free-form recognition is now a standard
feature, also includes a form designer and form
validator. Pricing and demonstrations for both
modules is available upon request. For more
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