TopSoft is a Software Development Company with an office in the USA and from 2004 to 2014 in Ukraine.
We began development of camera-based OCR technology in 1998.
At that time, our primary business was to provide software development services to European consumer electronics companies.
When not employed on particular projects, TopSoft's engineers worked on an internal project called "TopOCR".
This was one of the first OCR applications that supported digital cameras.
It was released in 2005 as a shareware application and has been downloaded over a millions times!
TopOCR (1998 - Today)
TopOCR brings together a powerful collection of the latest Neural Net OCR and image processing technology for scanning books, magazines and newspapers with document cameras.
TopOCR combines sophisticated real-time image processing with two specialized OCR Engines together with an easy to use Image Editor and Word Processor/Spell Checker and also provides an Accessible OCR User Interface. It also has an easy to use single-click Real-Time Document Camera Image Preview and Capture Dialog that makes real-time document positioning a snap!
Nemonika Mobile Browser with Speech Recognition and Synthesis (2007 - 2009)
Nemonika included a sophisticated Voice Recognition and Navigation system powered by an optimized version of the PocketSphinx voice recognition engine.
Audio input and output was through a high quality bluetooth headset.
This project was intended to run on a single core 600 MHZ ARM CPU Samsung smartphone.
Unfortunately, the project was discontinued when Microsoft stopped development of Windows Mobile 6.0.
The Nemonika Browser also included a built-in file browser/viewer with image auto-rotation, super-fast DCT jpg scaling and OCR with Text To Speech output.
TopSearch (2013 - 2017)
TopSearch was a research project aimed at creating an Accessible Search Client with a simple keyboard interface and text to speech.
Zoot Browser (2021 - )
Zoot Browser is an ultrafast, light-weight web browser designed specifically for use with Project Gutenberg which offers over 64,000 free eBooks.
It provides a simple tablet friendly interface focused on users with low vision who want to read on-line ebooks directly from Project Gutenberg's website.
Snap Reader OCR (2012 - 2016)
Snap Reader is a Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Accessible OCR application based on TAO OCR.
It is meant to run on a low cost Windows Tablet PC with a built-in 5.0 MP rear-facing webcam.
SnapReader uses the tablet's internal gyros for 2D optical image stabilization to produce exceptionally sharp images even from a handheld tablet.
Average reading time on a low-end Tablet for a 5.0 MP image is about 5.0 seconds.