ABBYY Launches FormReader 6.5

Truly Unified Data Capture Platform Supports A Wide Range of Form Processing Functions

Moscow, Russia, March 10, 2005 — ABBYY Software House, a leading provider of document recognition and linguistic technologies, today announced worldwide availability of ABBYY FormReader 6.5, a feature and functionality enhancement to ABBYY's turnkey form processing solution. The FormReader 6.5 release adds support for new document input and output formats and new add-on options, functions that enhance the versatility of the software platform. With the option of adding FlexiCapture technology, FormReader is capable of processing both fixed and semi-structured forms in one batch without pre-sorting. All these features, combined with options for distributed processing across an enterprise and customization through an easily accessible API, make the ABBYY FormReader platform one of the most flexible platforms for data capture available in a single, unified environment.

Based on ABBYY's award-winning technology, FormReader offers cutting-edge OCR, ICR, OMR, and OBR technologies to extract key pieces of data from forms for export to a variety of databases and information management systems. An out-of-box solution, FormReader offers helpful tools to make the process of setting up a form processing solution simple, allowing companies and integrators to deploy a system without a significant investment in IT resources. Powerful functions for fixed form template design and creation, validation, and verification, give FormReader all of the core functionality required for efficient data capture. In addition, ABBYY FormReader is based on an expandable, modular architecture, making it simple to extend the system to support a variety of options, tasks, enterprise configurations, and document types.

ABBYY FormReader is available in three versions:

New Features in FormReader 6.5

With the introduction of FormReader 6.5, ABBYY offers the following new options for FormReader customers:

In addition to the previous enhancements to FormReader's core functionality, the following new features are available via FormReader Enterprise Edition:

Flexible Platform to Support a Wide Range of Documents

With a powerful core platform and wide variety of add-on options, ABBYY FormReader 6.5 can support processing of a variety of forms and documents such as applications, tax declarations, questionnaires, etc. FormReader products and technologies are already in use around the world by such organizations as banks, insurance and law companies, marketing and polling agencies, government establishments, and educational institutions.

With the addition of FlexiCapture technology, the FormReader platform additionally supports processing of invoices, financial reports, letters, agreements, and documents with tagged headers and footers, making it an all-encompassing solution for processing forms of all types.

Partner Programs

ABBYY FormReader products are sold through select certified VARs, integrators and resellers. ABBYY offers a comprehensive training and certification program for partners designed to demonstrate how to take advantage of FormReader's tools for easy system deployment and customization. Partners can further enhance their businesses by using ABBYY FlexiCapture Studio to expand FormReader capabilities for their customers.

Pricing and Availability

ABBYY FormReader 6.5 is available immediately. For pricing and a trial version, please contact ABBYY's local office or your nearest ABBYY partner , for additional product information go to http://www.abbyy.com/.

About ABBYY 

ABBYY (ABBYY Software House) develops linguistic and Artificial Intelligence (AI) software providing a full line of OCR and text-processing programs and solutions. ABBYY's products include: FineReader OCR systems - a family of end user programs and development tools for recognition of printed texts, tables and forms; FormReader - an ICR program for recognition and processing of hand-printed forms; and ABBYY Retrieval & Morphology Engine - a set of developer's tools for integration of full-text search and linguistic capabilities into external applications. Companies that license ABBYY recognition technologies include Siemens Nixdorf, Samsung Electronics, C-Technologies, Sumitomo Electric Systems, Banctec, BenQ, Documentum, EPSON, Freedom Scientific, Hewlett-Packard, Kurzweil, Kofax, Microtek, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Panasonic, Stellent, Toshiba, Verity, Neurascript, Saperion, and SWT. ABBYY Group Headquarters are located in Moscow with offices in Ukraine (ABBYY Ukraine), the USA (ABBYY USA, Fremont, CA), the UK (ABBYY UK, Bishops Stortford, England), and Germany (ABBYY Europe, Munich).
For more information about ABBYY, please visit the company's website at http://www.abbyy.com/.

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