ABBYY USA Software Technology Now Offered with Fujitsu ScanSnap™ Scanner

ABBYY FineReader® Recognition Technology Integrated with Popular Fujitsu ScanSnap Document Scanner Addressing Small/Medium Business Document Scanning Needs

Fremont, Calif., March 23, 2006 – ABBYY USA today announced that Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA) will use ABBYY FineReader® recognition technology to extend the functionality of its popular ScanSnap document scanner.

ABBYY developed FineReader® for ScanSnap, a custom application designed specifically for the Fujitsu ScanSnap S500 document scanner. This special edition of FineReader is seamlessly integrated with ScanSnap Manager, a Fujitsu proprietary software that offers users a simple tool to customize their scanning preferences while leveraging the Fujitsu one-button scanning capability to scan directly to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In addition, Fujitsu also uses ABBYY FineReader Engine SDK in conjunction with Adobe PDF library to create its custom Scan-to-PDF application for ScanSnap.

“The collaboration between the two companies allows Fujitsu to maintain the ease-of-use our ScanSnap scanner line has come to be known for while vastly extending its one-button functionality to incorporate some of the most widely used applications in the business sector,” said Scott Francis, director of product marketing, Imaging Products Group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

“InfoTrends' 2005 Forecast projects that the market for document imaging scanners will have an impressive 40 percent compound annual growth rate through 2009,” said Jonathan Franke, Senior Research Analyst, Dynamic Content Software Strategies, InfoTrends. “As document scanning becomes a bigger part of the mainstream corporate environment and workers rely on scanned images of paper documents to do their jobs, we expect technologies such as OCR to grow in importance.”

“Our aim as the primary recognition technology provider for hardware vendors is to help them achieve their goals in the marketplace,” said Dean Tang, president and chief executive officer of ABBYY USA. “In this case, our collaboration with Fujitsu meant designing FineReader for ScanSnap to help make this scanner a simple, easy, productive device for office workers to convert paper into both searchable PDF files and into the most commonly-used office applications.”


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 software, and FineReader development tools. Companies that license ABBYY OCR/ICR technologies include Banctec, BenQ, C-Technologies, Captiva/SWT, emc/Documentum, EPSON, Freedom Scientific, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Kurzweil, Kofax, Microtek, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Neurascript, Panasonic, Samsung Electronics, Saperion, Siemens Nixdorf, Stellent, Sumitomo Electric Systems, Toshiba, and Verity. The ABBYY Group Headquarters are located in Moscow with offices in Ukraine (ABBYY Ukraine), the United States (ABBYY USA, Fremont, CA), the UK (ABBYY UK, Bishops Stortford, England), and Germany (ABBYY Europe, Munich).
For more information, contact ABBYY USA, 47221 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94538. Phone: (510) 226-6717. Fax: (510) 226-6069. E-mail: info@abbyyusa.com.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein recognition technology and 10 GB Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000. For more information, please see: http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/

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