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ABBYY FineReader 10 Breaks New Ground in Document Digitization

Product Delivers Next-Generation Technologies for Intelligent Reproduction of Multi-Page Document Formatting and Recognition of Digital Photographs

Moscow, Russia (September 22, 2009) — ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and language software, today announced ABBYY FineReader 10, the newest version of the professional-level optical character recognition (OCR) application. Delivering the next generations of its two major technologies — ABBYY ADRT® (Adaptive Document Recognition Technology) for reproducing multi-page document formatting and Camera OCR, FineReader 10 takes OCR to new heights, driving it beyond traditional text recognition. In combination with its highly intuitive, task-oriented interface, the enhanced technologies bring greater efficiency, simplicity and performance to all scenarios of professional work with documents, for both consumer and business users.

ABBYY FineReader 10 delivers further enhancements in page layout retention, especially on documents with background images (e.g. magazine pages). The new version also provides up to 30 percent increase in text recognition accuracy for Asian languages (e.g. Chinese and Japanese) and up to 20 percent increase for European languages (e.g. English, French, German, Polish, etc.). In addition, it demonstrates up to 30 percent accuracy improvement on low print quality images such as digital photos and faxes and takes a significant step forward in delivering accurate results on photographs captured with mobile phone cameras. Providing superior accuracy in recognizing various types of documents, FineReader allows users to considerably reduce manual operations while working with documents and facilitates the transition to a paperless environment.

“OCR is one of the key instruments to meet challenges related with document conversion and to build a bridge between paper and digital information,” explained Sergey Popov, director of FineReader Products Department at ABBYY. “Keeping pace with the real-world needs in the field of document and information management and exchange, ABBYY focuses the development of FineReader around three major points: core technology innovations, maximization of user efficiency, and new possibilities for its practical application.”

ABBYY FineReader 10 is fully compatible with the Microsoft® Windows® 7 operating system, and offers a range of other new functions and technology enhancements intended to increase user efficiency when working with documents, such as:

Availability

ABBYY FineReader 10 will be available in three editions (Professional, Corporate and Site License Editions) designed to meet the needs of different user groups and various throughput requirements. For more information about ABBYY FineReader 10, please visit: http://finereader.abbyy.com/.


About ABBYY
ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and language 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, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.ABBYY.com/.

ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, ADRT, Lingvo, FlexiCapture and PDF Transformer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.

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