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Release Notes 2020.1.02

Introduction

As of July 28, 2020, a feature pack is available for Ephesoft Transact 2020.1. The following details the new features and fixes available in this update.

Availability

This feature pack is only available for Ephesoft Transact 2020.1. If you are currently using a version prior to 2020.1, you will need to perform an intermediate upgrade to 2020.1 before obtaining this feature pack.

To obtain the 2020.1.02 Feature Pack, visit the Customer Support Portal. Contact Ephesoft Support for credentials.

Installation

Ephesoft Transact 2020.1.02 is available on both Windows and Linux. Refer to Transact 2020.1.02 for links to the installation guides.

Licensing

License requests can be submitted through the Licenses page on the Customer Support Portal.

You will need a new license in the following scenarios:

  • If you are upgrading from a version prior to Ephesoft Transact 4.5.0.0, you will need a new license for 2020.1.02.
  • If you would like to purchase the ID extraction plugin, you will need a new license for ID extraction. Please contact your Sales Representative and ask for “Quickscreen”.

Refer to Licensing Requirements for more information.

What’s New?

We are pleased to introduce the following new features in Ephesoft Transact 2020.1.02:

Identification Extraction Integration

Only available on Windows

Identification (ID) Extraction quickly captures and extracts information from document types, such as passports, driver licenses, and more, from your batch class without setting up extraction rules. The ID Extraction plugin is available as part of our QuickScreen Solution. Please contact your sales representative for more details on how to purchase this.

For more information on how to configure and integrate the ID Extraction plugin, refer to the following article:

Native Handprint Extraction and Mark Recognition

Only available on Windows

Key-value extraction is an integral part of the Ephesoft Transact workflow, leveraging OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software to scan and extract machine-printed text. You can now leverage ICR (Intelligent Character Recognition) and OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) software natively to extract hand-printed text and marks, including the following use cases:

  • Bounded or constrained hand-printed text
  • Signature detection
  • Checkbox detection

For more information on how to configure key-value extraction for hand-printed text, refer to the following article:

S3 Import Plugin

The S3 Import plugin connects Ephesoft Transact with an Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket as an ingestion point to create an efficient processing workflow. Once configured, the plugin monitors the S3 bucket every minute for new files, uploads the new files into your batch class, and removes them from the S3 bucket after processing.

For more information on how to configure this plugin, refer to the following article:

Feature Enhancements

The following enhancements were added to the existing Ephesoft Transact features below:

Pickup Services Improvements

The pickup service better distributes batch instances across all processing servers in a clustered environment in cases where jobs are queued below the maximum capacity of the environment. The following improvements have also been made to the pickup services feature:

  • The wait time between picking up batches is reduced from 5 seconds to 500–5,000 milliseconds.
  • Batches now alternate between servers in a round-robin method.

For more information on the pickup service, including recommended settings and configurations, refer to the following article:

Office365 Authentication

Ephesoft Transact now supports the transition from Basic Authentication to Modern Authentication, or the implementation of Open Authorization 2.0 (OAuth 2.0), for Exchange Online accounts. OAuth 2.0 has been added as an authentication type in the email configuration process to support email importing from Exchange Online accounts.

For more information on how to configure your email account with OAuth2 in Ephesoft Transact, refer to the following articles:

Software Updates

For a list of Ephesoft Transact software updates, refer here for more information.

Known Issues and Workarounds

For a list of Ephesoft Transact known issues and workarounds, refer here for more information.

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