ABBYY to Participate in 29th Annual National Educational Computing Conference

Leader in Data Recognition and Capture to Showcase Optical Character Recognition and Document Conversion Solutions for the Classroom


FREMONT, Calif., June 25, 2008 – ABBYY USA, a leading provider of recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, today announced that it will exhibit at the 29th annual National Educational Computing Conference (NECC). The conference brings together an array of people from the educational industry, including teachers, students, policy makers, chief technology officers and library media specialists, to view the most recent advances in the educational technology industry.


Location:        San Antonio, Texas
Dates:             June 29 – July 2, 2008
Booth:            ABBYY USA Booth #6019
Venue:            Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center


ABBYY will exhibit FineReader 9.0, an easy-to-use optical character recognition (OCR) and document conversion application which delivers precision accuracy in converting almost any type of document including text books, lecture notes, exams, magazine articles, tables and spreadsheets, providing an affordable and time-saving alternative to manual retyping. FineReader 9.0 readily transforms educational documents into fully editable and searchable electronic files for educators and students alike, and recognizes 184 languages including newly-added support for Chinese (both traditional and simplified), Japanese, Thai and Hebrew languages.


At the event, ABBYY will also demonstrate the educational applications of its FineReader Engine 8.1 Software Development Kit, Recognition Server 2.0 and FlexiCapture 8.0 products. The FineReader Engine 8.1 Software Development Kit includes all the technologies needed for developing state-of-the-art data capture, document conversion, archiving and content/document management systems. ABBYY recently addressed developers working on the Mac platform with the FineReader Engine 8.0 for Mac, enabling extremely accurate OCR technology. Recognition Server 2.0, a server-based OCR application supporting 191 languages, accurately and automatically converts large volumes of paper documents or document images into fully searchable electronic text. FlexiCapture 8.0, designed to meet organizational and departmental paper-processing needs for the education sector, intelligently automates data extraction from any type of paper form or document including exam tests, admission forms and applications, without the need for manual pre-sorting or manual keying.

For more information about the NECC event, please visit http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2008/

ABBYY USA is a subsidiary of ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY software to automate time- and labor-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world’s top manufacturers such as BenQ, Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the United States, Ukraine, the UK and Japan. For more information, visit http://www.abbyy.com/.


Heidi Rosenberg
Nadel Phelan, Inc.

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