PC World Magazine Gives ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Its Topmost Rating, Calling FineReader “Versatile, Easy to Use and Highly Accurate”

Fremont, Calif., December 13, 2005 - ABBYY USA today announced that ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Professional was given PC World's highest rating, a “Superior” distinction with a PC World rating of 93 (out of 100). The Superior rating acknowledges FineReader as a product that is “innovative, easy to use, highly useful” and is “among the very best in its category and is very highly recommended.”

PC World reviewed the latest version of ABBYY FineReader in its January 2006 issue, declaring, “If you're looking for a fast, reliable optical character recognition application that can convert a range of paper documents into editable and searchable text, ABBYY's…FineReader 8.0 Professional won't let you down.”

The review goes on to state: “Like previous editions, FineReader 8.0 Pro is adept at retaining the layout and formatting of the original document…Version 8.0 Pro also introduces several impressive new features.”

“This favorable review from one of the most respected, award-winning technology publications substantiates that FineReader is a perennial leader in the OCR and document conversion category,” said Dean Tang, ABBYY USA President and CEO. “The new version is filled with advanced new features that move our latest OCR application beyond simple word accuracy improvements.”

ABBYY FineReader 8.0 is a powerful, yet easy-to-use software application for professional quality conversion of document images and PDF files into editable and searchable electronic files. The product delivers outstanding accuracy when converting a variety of document types including tables and spreadsheets, magazine articles, contracts, and even faxes. Enhancements in version 8.0 give FineReader new intelligence, making it more accurate, flexible, and adaptable for a wider variety of users than ever before.

ABBYY FineReader 8.0 redefines OCR accuracy and performance by delivering:

Availability and Pricing

ABBYY FineReader Desktop Products including Professional Edition and Corporate Edition and are available now. For information on pricing in your region, please contact your local ABBYY office or distributor. A list of FineReader distribution partners can be found on the ABBYY corporate web site at www.abbyy.com/resellers.

About ABBYY 

ABBYY (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 Siemens Nixdorf, Samsung Electronics, C-Technologies, Sumitomo Electric Systems, Banctec, BenQ, Documentum, EPSON, Freedom Scientific, Hewlett-Packard, Kurzweil, Kofax, Microtek, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Panasonic, Stellent, Toshiba, Verity, Neurascript, Saperion, and SWT. 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, England), and Germany (ABBYY Europe, Munich).

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