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ABBYY Enters the Middle East Market through Its New Distributor Al Hosani Computer

Moscow, Russia (January 26, 2009) – ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced that it has partnered with Al Hosani Computer LLC, one of the leading Middle East wholesale vendors of brand software, video games, and advanced gaming gear. From today, Al Hosani Computer LLC becomes ABBYY’s software distributor in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

World-famous ABBYY's software products are noted for their high quality and ease-of-use. ABBYY Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology delivers highest recognition accuracy and layout retention for documents on 184 languages (including Asian languages). Finally, ABBYY is glad to present its well-known end-user products in the Middle East market.

“We will be proud to represent a renowned software manufacturer in our territory, and hope that ABBYY FineReader will be a success in Middle East", - said Slava Raevski, Managing Partner of Al Hosani Computer LLC. “Our area is technology-savvy, our customers want the best, and ABBYY’s products constantly exceed user's expectation. ABBYY FineReader 9.0 delivers superior accuracy in converting almost any type of documents, including various office documents, tables and spreadsheets, magazine articles, books, and even faxes and digital photographs. With its new Adaptive Document Recognition Technology (ADRT™), FineReader is capable to recognize not only the text and basic layout of a document, but its logical structure across multiple pages. FineReader is one of the first recognition application that uses digital camera capabilities for optical character recognition (OCR). Moreover, ABBYY FineReader supports barcode recognition, including recognition of PDF-417 2D barcodes, ideal for companies that need to process and index a large number of documents for archiving. We expect great demand from our customers and looking forward to ABBYY FineReader becoming a leading brand in the OCR and digital archiving sectors across Middle East by the end of 2009.”

With help of Al Hosani, ABBYY will introduce to Arab countries its mainstream Document Conversion products - ABBYY FineReader and ABBYY PDF Transformer:

“This partnership will help ABBYY to get closer to customers in Arab countries, and we are happy to found such a reliable long-term partner as Al Hosani. Certainly, entering Arabic market, we feel responsibility and understand the need to adopt gradually our software, taking into consideration Middle East market requirements. Especially we will need to add Arabic OCR support”, said Lena Pospelova, Vice President, ABBYY International Business. “We are ready for innovations and with the help of a new distributor Al Hosani Computer, ABBYY will introduce significant surprises during 2009 year and take a leading position as a retail vendor in the region. All users who will buy boxes during 2009 will be enjoying free upgrades to the newest technologies within the year!”

About ABBYY
ABBYY is a leading developer of document recognition, document conversion, data capture, and linguistics technologies. Leading products from ABBYY include the FineReader line of recognition software and development tools and the FlexiCapture line of dynamic data capture solutions. Companies that license ABBYY recognition technologies include Anoto, Banctec, BenQ, Cardiff, DICOM/Kofax, EMC/Captiva, EPSON, Freedom Scientific, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Kurzweil, Microtek, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Panasonic, ReadSoft, Samsung Electronics, Saperion, Siemens Nixdorf, Stellent, Sumitomo Electric Systems, and Toshiba. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow with offices in Germany, Japan, the UK, the USA, and Ukraine. For more information about ABBYY, please visit the company’s website at http://www.abbyy.com/ .

About Al Hosani Computer LLC
Al Hosani Computer LLC is the leading Middle East software republishing and value added distribution company. The company operates across the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The company's strength lies in its ability to offer good margins and value-added service for its channel partners, while offering its vendors a total solution for 'in-country' representation. Al Hosani Computer currently represents the leading software publishers. For more information about Al Hosani Computer, visit http://www.alhosanime.com/ .

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