ABBYY Releases FineReader Engine 8.0 for Mac

Powerful and Flexible Development Tool to Enhance Mac-based Applications with Extremely Accurate OCR Technology

Moscow, Russia (May 20, 2008) – ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, today announced its FineReader Engine 8.0 for Mac software development kit (SDK) designed specifically for developers working with the Mac OS® X platform. The ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0 for Mac delivers a powerful, flexible tool to integrate optical character recognition (OCR), barcode recognition and PDF conversion functions into applications running on Mac OS X. With the new SDK, software developers working in the Macintosh® environment can take advantage of the top-ranked ABBYY OCR technology that has been licensed by many leading software and hardware providers including Canon, DICOM/Kofax, EMC/Captiva, Microsoft, Microtek, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. This version of the ABBYY SDK provides native support for both Intel® and PowerPC-based Mac computers and allows creating universal binary applications.

“We are observing the growing need in a wider variety of Mac-compatible software, including the demand for applications with OCR and document conversion functions,” explained Andrey Isaev, director of the technology products department at ABBYY. “Now, we are delighted to offer developers our new SDK that is not only a powerful and easy-to-integrate development tool but is the most accurate OCR engine ever developed for the Mac platform.”

The ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0 for Mac delivers a wide range of document recognition functions to integrate into a variety of applications including word processors, scanning, archiving, search, document and information management, various applications for physically challenged users, and more.

The SDK is sold through Developer Licenses and Run Time Licenses, and special add-on modules are available for specific functionality. A special time-limited trial version is also available for evaluation.

Information on licensing models, pricing, and other technical information is available from your local ABBYY office. For additional product and sales information, please visit http://www.abbyy.com/.

ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic 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 and Japan. For more information, visit http://www.abbyy.com/.

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