Xerox and ABBYY Sign International Cooperation Agreement

Uxbridge, UK, March 30, 2006 – ABBYY Software House, a leading developer of document recognition and linguistic software, and Xerox International Group have signed an agreement to supply ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus text recognition software for Xerox multifunction devices. The first device to be equipped with this software will be the Xerox WorkCentre PE220 and will appear on the market in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, Eurasia as well as in Russia this spring.

"Cooperation with Xerox is very important for us,” said Grigory Lipich, chief executive, ABBYY Russia. “By adding text and image recognition software to such devices we make it possible for Xerox equipment users to extend the capabilities of their multifunctional machines and to improve the management of their documents."

ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus is the most popular and precise text and image recognition program on the Russian market. It allows users to scan and recognise texts without complicated formatting. The software recognises documents in 177 languages, including Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, English, Spanish, Italian, German, and French. The results are editable in all popular office applications, including email and web use.

The ABBYY FineReader application will be supplied with multifunctional devices in all countries where Xerox International Group operates. Xerox International Group markets Xerox products in over 100 countries of the world across Eastern Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, Africa and India.

"By forging links with new software partners such as ABBYY we are taking an important step in increasing the value we provide to our customers, helping them work more efficiently and maximizing the functionality of their devices," said Alexander Nikolov, office marketing operations manager, Xerox International Group.


ABBYY Software House develops linguistic and artificial intelligence (AI) software providing a full line of OCR and text-processing programs and solutions. ABBYY’s products include: FineReader OCR systems – a family of end user programs and development tools for recognition of printed texts, tables and forms; FormReader – an ICR program for recognition and processing of hand-printed forms; and ABBYY FlexiCapture Studio – a software tool that helps to extract data from semi-structured forms and documents. Companies that license ABBYY recognition technologies include Anoto (C-Technologies), Autonomy (Verity), Banctec, BenQ, EMC (Captiva, SWT, Documentum), EPSON, Freedom Scientific, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Kurzweil, Kofax (LCI, Neurascript), Microtek, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Panasonic, ReadSoft, Samsung Electronics, Saperion, Siemens Nixdorf, Stellent, Sumitomo Electric Systems, and Toshiba. ABBYY Group Headquarters are located in Moscow with offices in Ukraine (ABBYY Ukraine), the USA (ABBYY USA, Fremont, CA), the UK (ABBYY UK, Bishops Stortford), and Germany (ABBYY Europe, Munich).

About Xerox International Group

Xerox provides the document industry's broadest portfolio of offerings. Digital systems include color and black-and-white printing and publishing systems, digital presses and "book factories," multifunction devices, laser and solid ink network printers, copiers and fax machines. Xerox's services expertise is unmatched and includes helping businesses develop online document archives, analyzing how employees can most efficiently share documents and knowledge in the office, operating in-house print shops or mailrooms, and building Web-based processes for personalizing direct mail, invoices, brochures and more. Xerox also offers associated software, support and supplies such as toner, paper and ink. Xerox International Group markets Xerox products in over 100 countries of the world across Eastern Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, Africa and India.

Media Contacts:

ABBYY Software House (Headquarters)

Maria Dryukova, PR Manager
Email: press@abbyy.com,
Phone: +7 (495) 783 3700, Fax: +7 (495) 783 2663
ABBYY PR contacts around the globe.

Xerox International Group

Paul Arrowsmith, PR Communications Manager
Email: paul.arrowsmith@xerox.com
Phone: + 44 1895 845 149, Fax: + 44 1895 845 045  

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