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Dynamic Web TWAIN 10.0.1 Released

We are pleased to announce that Dynamic Web TWAIN 10.0.1 is now available.

Many exciting improvements are included in this minor update:

  • Enhanced robustness of WebSocket connection. The new version will automatically try re-building the connection in case it is inadvertently closed due to network problems.
  • Better support for Chrome 38. Such as downloading large files using the HTTPDownload method.
  • Shorter initialization time. When a user visits the scan page for the first time, the new version has a 71.4% faster performance to detect whether the client-side browser has Dynamic Web TWAIN installed.
  • Other bug fixes and tweaks. 

For more details, please refer to Release Notes of v10.0.1.

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If you are ready to purchase a license, please visit our Online Store or send your order to sales@dynamsoft.com.

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Dynamic .NET TWAIN 5.4 Released

Dear All,

We’re more than excited to announce that Dynamic .NET TWAIN 5.4 is released. Below are the main improvements we made in this version:

  • Improved 1D barcode reader performance
    Improved 1D barcode reader add-on in both barcode decoding accuracy and performance, especially for Code 39 and Code 128.
  • Improved speed for WPF control’s image displaying.
  • Improved speed for multi-page PDF loading and viewing.
  • Added new method ConvertPDFToImage(byte[], resolution) for converting PDF byte array to images.
  • Other minor fixes and tweaks.

To learn full features or try out the latest version, please visit at

If you have a valid software maintenance contract, or are using version 5, please contact sales@dynamsoft.com for FREE upgrade to this new version.

If you are ready to purchase a license, please visit our Online Store or send your order to sales@dynamsoft.com.

For any tech questions, please email support@dynamsoft.com

4 Trends for Image Capture in Document Management to Close Out 2014

Document Magazine
Dynamsoft contributed an article to Document Magzine that ran Sept 4, 2014. Start reading it below.

The image capture market encompasses so many applications: cameras, digital copiers, imaging equipment, scanners and more. These applications are now ubiquitously applied in mission-critical roles across different industries, including healthcare, entertainment, finance, government and many more. There is no doubt the image capture market is booming. One market seeing such successes is the document management market. Are there any likely trends to emerge or grow far faster within document management to close out 2014?

A continual improvement in optical device products, more advanced algorithms and cloud computing has truly ushered in an era of innovative imaging applications. They include advanced video conferencing from smartphones to conference rooms, camera applications, face detection technologies, barcode recognition and, of course, document imaging and management. Specifically for document management applications, enterprise content management (ECM) continues to be a booming market. Its success is easily explained because more and more organizations are seeking to shift from paper-based to digital document workflows.

One research firm estimate pegs the ECM market will blossom from $4.4 billion in 2012 to more than $7.5 billion in 2016. Those employed within the image capture market understand there is a transformative feeling going on. Image capture is truly changing the way people live and communicate at home. It’s also transforming the workplace with higher efficiency and performance in day-to-day workflows and communication. Four trends will continue this transformation to close out 2014.

The ECM market will blossom from $4.4 billion in 2012 to more than $7.5 billion in 2016.

1. It’s still all about mobile
The mobile market will close out 2014 by emerging as the new battlefield for document image capture and management. By one analyst’s estimate in 2013, mobile workers carried on average three devices–tablets, laptops, smartphones, phablets, etc. Businesses will come to better learn how to leverage mobile for image capturing. The banking industry is one example of how image capture can transform an industry. Almost everyone uses a mobile app now to snap a picture of a check for deposit. In fact, the Federal Reserve reported this year more than half (51%) of smartphone owners have used mobile banking in the past year. Another interesting find in the report was that 39% of people who made point-of-sale mobile payments did so by scanning a barcode…

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Should developers opt to code for Web or native apps?

SD Times

Dynamsoft contributed an article to SD Times that ran Sept 4, 2014. Start reading it below.

Ever since Apple created the iOS ecosystem, countless developers moved to focus their energies on the mobile world. As a result, more and more content is being consumed and more apps are being used as routine parts of people’s daily lives. It seems mobile is dominant in every way.

However, according to Web analytics company StatCounter, mobile browser usage hit only 20% at the end of 2013, and personal computers accounted for the remaining 80%. Then again, according to comScore, for the first time starting in January 2014, more Americans use apps (46.1%) to access Internet data than they do from a desktop computer (45.1%). Such data only further fuels the now age-old argument: Should developers focus on Web or native applications?

Despite the conundrum, developers often pick sides: They stick to just Web or just native. It’s obvious that when users are on a desktop, they will tend to use their desktop browser to access their favorite applications. On mobile, users prefer dedicated apps for popular websites over mobile browsers.

But, consider that Microsoft and Apple appear to be retooling their desktop operating systems (Windows and Mac OS X, respectively) to be more mobile platforms than desktop platforms. So, for some developers, the answer is not so clear-cut. To some, it seems more difficult than ever to decide whether to develop a Web or native application.

There are obvious considerations to help make the decision, such as the number of your potential users on one versus the other. Another factor that helps sway a decision is the development time and maintenance time. Developers also have to come to grips with any new technologies on one platform versus another.

Regardless of all this, developers that pick sides are wrong. We must still develop for web and native applications. Let’s explore…

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Start Scanning in Latest Chrome and Firefox Now – Dynamic Web TWAIN 10.0 Released!

We are pleased to announce that Dynamic Web TWAIN 10.0 is now available! The new version added a HTML5 Websocket SDK which enables the development of document scanning modules within the HTML5-based  Chrome ® and Firefox® (version 27 and above) browsers.

It’s well known in the industry that leading browser providers are phasing out support of the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI). Developers will need to find non-NPAPI solutions to develop document scanning modules for browser-based document management applications. The new version of Dynamic Web TWAIN helps provide a clear migration path.

See Dynamic Web TWAIN HTML5 SDK in Action>>

Besides the new HTML5 SDK, the new version also added a HTML5 image viewer.
Check Out the Release Notes to learn more >>

Try out Dynamic Web TWAIN V10 for free

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