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ABBYY USA Announces Its First OCR Solution for Consumers with FineReader 9.0 Express Edition

FineReader Express Delivers One-Click OCR Conversion for Completely Editable and Searchable Digital Documents

Fremont, Calif. (January 27, 2009) – ABBYY USA, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced the newest addition to the FineReader® family, FineReader 9.0 Express Edition. Designed to easily convert any paper document into a digital file with unmatched accuracy, FineReader Express is the first optical character recognition (OCR) product from ABBYY USA developed specifically for the consumer market.

FineReader Express is ideal for the consumer seeking a fast, easy and efficient means of digitizing paper documents, reducing clutter and going green. Featuring task automations and a highly intuitive user interface, the product truly provides one-click OCR and requires no typing or additional program settings. Delivering full integration with Microsoft Office 2007, 2003, XP and 2000, FineReader Express enables users to instantly convert paper documents -from books, magazine articles and receipts to contracts, tables and spreadsheets - into searchable and editable formats in Microsoft® Word, Excel® and Outlook® simply by clicking an icon within these familiar programs. These scanned or photographed digital files can then be easily organized, searched or shared with others as email attachments.

“Consumers, many of whom work from home full or part-time, are looking for digital solutions to get organized, save valuable time and reduce the paper clutter in their lives,” said Carmela Wong, vice president of marketing at ABBYY USA. “With ABBYY FineReader Express, consumers now have access to the same award-winning document recognition and OCR technology leveraged by a variety of leading enterprises, allowing them to digitize paper documents, save valuable storage space, and significantly reduce the time spent manually retyping and searching for documents - with the added benefit of going green.”

With direct support for Windows Vista, FineReader 9.0 Express Edition can output files in an array of formats including RTF, XLS, PDF, HTML, TXT, BMP, JPEG, TIF/TIFF and PNG, enabling a wide variety of functionalities. Equipped with the ability to recognize up to 179 languages with automatic language detection, FineReader Express allows users to convert multi-lingual documents with ease. Additionally, ABBYY’s award-winning Adaptive Document Recognition Technology (ADRT®) ensures that the original layout and formatting attributes of each document are preserved including headers and footers, footnotes, page numbers, captions and font styles, as well as tables and columns. With ADRT, users get a truly-formatted, editable file with the same look as the original document, making the editing of multipage documents easier and more efficient than ever.

FineReader was the first recognition product to introduce digital camera OCR capabilities, and FineReader Express automates ABBYY’s advanced technology innovations into one-click camera image OCR, providing precision pre-processing controls, automatic image resolution calculation and correction, and curved text handling for the best image conversion results.

Users gain additional functionality with ABBYY Screenshot Reader™, bundled with ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Express Edition. ABBYY Screenshot Reader enables users to quickly and easily capture anything on their computer screens and convert it into editable or image files. Users can capture the whole screen, specific screen areas or just an active window, and the technology recognizes 179 languages. Captured and converted screenshots can be sent directly to Microsoft Word, Excel or clipboard, saved as a file, or can be shared as attachments via email.

For more information about ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Express Edition availability and pricing, please visit http://www.finereaderexpress.com/.


About ABBYY
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, Taiwan and Japan. For more information, visit http://www.abbyy.com/.

Contacts:

ABBYY USA
Claire Barton
Nadel Phelan, Inc
+1-831-440-2406
claire@nadelphelan.com

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