VINocr Web Service API VINocr API Live Demo

Overview

The VINocr Web Service provides a powerful and reliable OCR technology designed to help your clients quickly and effortlessly capture VINs printed on labels, receipts, invoices, documents, etc.

VIN numbers can be captured through barcode scanning, QR-code scanning, or even manually typed in. Quite often though, VIN numbers are printed on paper. How do you capture these printed VINs automatically? The VINocr Web Service is an unique technology designed to minize the headaches that can be associated with trying to capture printed VINs.

OCR Technology: The Core Technology Behind the VINocr Web Service

OCR stands for optical character recognition. Our VINocr VIN-capturing technology enables you to extract a VIN from an image and convert it into a editable VIN string. There are many OCR applications available out there but they need to be downloaded and installed locally, and can be very expensive. And they are not specialized in VIN capturing as VINocr is.

Unlike some other OCR tools, you do not have to optimize your images before uploading them. We do automatic image preprocessing optimizaton before the image is fed to the OCR engine. We reduce background noise and adjust the resolution.

If the text font is too small or the background noise is too high (for example a background image) then our OCR process will fail like every other OCR tool. However, if you think your image is good enough to get usable results you can help us to improve this service and send your images to us. We are always looking for real world examples to improve this service.

Please note that the output VIN from this service might require a further sanity check, since there are a lot of complications that can arise during the recognition and translation process. Still, proofreading your VIN will be a lot faster and easier than having to type it all in, one character at a time.

VINocr Examples

The VINocr Web Serivce works reasonably well on still pictures. It has never been tested on videos.