(USA) ABBYY Ships Award-Winning FineReader 6.0 Scripting Edition

Automation API tools enable system integrators, VARs, service bureaus, and corporate IT developers to customize FineReader 6.0 Corporate Edition for mid- to high-volume production applications

Fremont , Calif., August 27, 2002 – ABBYY® USA, a leading developer of document recognition and linguistic technologies, today announced the immediate availability of FineReader® 6.0 Scripting Edition.  Designed for mid- to high-volume document conversion projects, the new product provides automation Application Programming Interface (API) tools that enable system integrators, VARs, service bureaus, or corporate IT developers to customize FineReader 6.0 software and integrate the solution into Windows applications seamlessly by writing a few lines of code – without having to develop applications from scratch.

ABBYY USA also announced today FineReader Engine 6.0, a new software development toolkit for integrating FineReader core recognition technologies into Windows applications.  A complete description is provided in a separate press-release .

FineReader 6.0 Scripting Edition was introduced in March at AIIM 2002, an expo for users and suppliers of enterprise content management solutions.  After extensive review of products at the show, Transform Magazine, a leading industry publication, selected ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Scripting Edition to receive the “Best of AIIM” award. 

“We evaluated products in search of technologies that are breaking new ground and bringing more value to our readers,” said Doug Henschen, editor-in-chief of Transform Magazine.  “We selected FineReader 6.0 Scripting Edition because we were impressed by the product’s low cost, flexibility, and accessibility to the corporate developer.” 

FineReader 6.0 Scripting Edition includes all of the word recognition, format retention, pre- and post-OCR processing, ease-of-use and other improvements provided in FineReader 6.0 software, which was announced in a separate press release on June 4th, and can be viewed at: http://www.abbyy.com/company/news.asp .  In addition, FineReader 6.0 Scripting Edition provides enhancements for increased control of the FineReader application and FineReader OCR functionality, including the ability to add customized buttons to the user interface and better management of application windows.

FineReader 6.0 Scripting Edition offers automation APIs that fully comply with the COM standard and may be used with Visual Studio.NET, Visual Basic, C++, Delphi or other development tools that support the COM standard, including scripting languages. With the APIs, system integrators, VARs, and in-house developers can write just a few lines of code in order to:

Pricing and Availability

ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Scripting Edition is immediately available and can be purchased through ABBYY USA’s toll-free number:  (877) 328-2229. 

FineReader 6.0 Scripting Edition ships with electronic developer’s manual and developer USB keys. 
Pricing starts at $2,000 and includes a developer license.  Server or workstation runtime licenses are available.  A trial version of FineReader 6.0 Scripting Edition is also available.  Contact ABBYY USA for detailed pricing and volume discounts for site licenses.



ABBYY USA is a member of the ABBYY Software House Group, a world leader in document recognition and linguistic technologies.  ABBYY specializes in the development of software for optical character recognition (OCR), intelligent character recognition (ICR), linguistics, semantics, and electronic lexicography.  Leading products from ABBYY include the FineReader line of OCR, ICR and barcode recognition software, and FineReader development tools.  Companies that license ABBYY OCR/ICR technologies include Acer, AISoft, BancTec, C-Technologies, Cardiff, Cobra Technologies, Freedom Scientific, Hewlett-Packard, Kurzweil, Legato Systems, Lexmark, Microtek, Mustek, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Panasonic, Samsung Electronics, Siemens Nixdorf, Sumitomo Electric Systems, Toshiba, and UMAX.

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