ABBYY Software House Set to Bundle Its OCR Software with UMAX Scanners Worldwide

ABBYY FineReader 4.0 Sprint Software Complements UMAX Scanners

Las Vegas, USA, November 13, 2000 -  ABBYY USA, the U.S. subsidiary of ABBYY Software House, Moscow, Russia, today reported it had reached an agreement with UMAX Data Systems in Taiwan to ship ABBYY FineReader software with UMAX scanners worldwide. According to the agreement, selected UMAX scanners will be bundled with ABBYY FineReader 4.0 Sprint OCR as well as a trial version of ABBYY FineReader Professional, the latest version of ABBYY software, which includes many advanced OCR recognition features.

“We are glad to bundle our software with UMAX products,” said Sergey Andreyev, Chief Executive Officer, ABBYY Software House. “A quality scanner bundled with quality OCR software gives double quality. This agreement will result in added-value for UMAX customers and enhance the reputation of both of our companies.”

“We chose ABBYY FineReader technology because of its outstanding character recognition quality, its easy-to-use interface and the superior results even when converting poor quality documents,” said Weber Chuang, Assistant Vice President of UMAX Data Systems. “We are convinced that our customers are getting the finest OCR software available.”

ABBYY FineReader 4.0 Sprint is based on the ABBYY FineReader engine. FineReader 4.0 products have received over 30 awards from IT publications, which proves the OCR engine to be one of the most accurate in the world. Now, a new version, FineReader 5.0 is ready for release in two editions — the FineReader 5.0 Pro for home users and the FineReader 5.0 Office for the corporate network. 

The FineReader engine was developed from the principles of Integrity, Purposefulness and Adaptability (IPA). IPA technologies is responsible for improvements in FineReader software with regard to the recognition accuracy for both high and low quality documents. IPA also allows FineReader software to preserve the formatting of scanned documents. Features such as tables and other images are maintained within the processed document.

About UMAX
UMAX Technologies, Inc, a U.S. subsidiary of UMAX Data Systems, is a technology leader in the design and distribution of a full line of imaging products. The company maintains its leadership position in the imaging market with a broad line of desktop scanners and digital cameras. UMAX is located at 3561 Gateway Boulevard, Fremont, California, 94538, and is on the Web at: http://www.umax.com/

ABBYY USA is a member of the ABBYY Group, which publishes and distributes ABBYY products in North America. ABBYY (ABBYY Software House) 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/OMR software as well as FineReader development tools, which allow developers to integrate OCR into their solutions. Companies that license ABBYY OCR/ICR technologies include Siemens Nixdorf, Samsung Electronics, C-Technologies, Sumitomo Electric Systems, L&H/Kurzweil, Arkenstone, Banctec (Japan), Visionshape, Acer, Microtek, OTG Software, Grantsmart, Mustek, Umax, NewSoft, Primax, and Jet Fax. For more information about ABBYY, visit its Web site at http://www.abbyy.com/ or contact ABBYY USA, 46560 Fremont Blvd, Suite 105, Fremont, CA 94538. Phone: (510) 226-6717. Fax: (510) 226-6069. E-mail: info@abbyyusa.com 

ABBYY and FineReader names and logos are registered trademarks of ABBYY Software House. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies and are hereby recognized.

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