Reinventing The Engine

Smart Engines has created the next generation of OCR software to meet the challenges faced by organisations in document recognition – simplifying automation and significantly boosting efficiency.

Smart Engines sets the benchmark for text document scanning and analysis. Our customers trust us to provide the fastest, highest quality, smartest OCR available to operate their businesses as efficiently as possible.

With the capability to extract data from the video stream of mobile devices and web cameras directly on the device in real-time, without any need to send data to external sources, our technology is quite simply unrivalled – and highly secure.

Eight specialised OCR recognition products and computer vision technologies work across servers, desktops, and mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS. By raising the bar in speed and accuracy, our software minimises data entry and associated human error. And by requiring fewer resources, it significantly reduces costs. The end results are clear for all to see: optimal business performance and increased profitability.


As scientists, we believe that it’s our responsibility to pursue approaches that minimise environmental impact.

Rather than create large, powerful, and energy-hungry neural networks and recognition technologies, our goal is to perform tasks as quickly, efficiently and productively as possible. In fact, our algorithms can reduce the energy used in image recognition by up to 1000 times over some equipment from rival manufacturers.

Seeing Things Differently

Powered by the highest levels of scientific research, Smart Engines has created a unique engine that captures the true potential of OCR technology.

Our engine technology is the extraordinary outcome of relentless scientific research at the very highest level, all conducted by the Smart Engines R&D team.

The identification of faces, digits or letters is just the first step towards achieving the true potential of OCR technology. Our system moves far, far beyond merely separating shapes and objects from backgrounds.

We have created an industry-leading technology that incorporates a unique OCR API and OCR library together with a very specific design combining cutting edge methods and advanced algorithms.

With the powerful capability to recognise the entire amount of data visible and extract its most complicated parts, our software successfully overcomes traditional OCR challenges to answer myriad computer vision problems.

Smart Engines technology performs to the highest standards in the most difficult lighting conditions, as well as on old, out-of-date devices. It also offers the capability to extract photos from identity documents useful for KYC requirements and selfie-checks.

Choose Your Engine

Our comprehensive range of OCR engines delivers an unparalleled set of market-leading benefits across all major platforms and operating systems.

id documents

Passport, ID Card,
Driving licence, MRZ



QR Code


bank card

Credit card,
Account card


licence plate

license plate


Technology – The System

Our specialised OCR recognition SDK works stand alone across servers, desktops, and mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS.

Mobile OCR SDK

iOS, Android

Desktop OCR SDK

Linux, Windows, macOS & Solaris
Operating Systems

Server OCR SDK


Get in Touch

For questions about our products, research, people or project proposals, please get in touch.

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Test Drive Our Smart Engines

A range of free demo apps for intelligent document procesing allows you to experience the power of Smart Engines software in a real-world context.

Why not experience the power of Smart Engines for yourself? Our free demo apps allow you to test the capabilities of our identity document recognition software on mobile devices and scanners.

Simply display any document to the camera, allow the app to recognise and capture the necessary data, then store in a file, form or work sheet.

Demo apps require access to the camera on your smartphone or device. Some will also request access to the photo gallery in order to demonstrate single-photo document recognition. Others include ‘Make a request’ functionality to enable the sending of information from your e-mail application to the Smart Engines sales department.

Demo apps do not make any copies of your data and never send data to external servers.

Recognition is performed entirely on the device with the sole purpose of allowing you to test the capabilities for yourself. Rest assured that our demos contain no malware or viruses.

Download a demo from Google Play or the App Store only to ensure you use the latest official app.

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