PC Magazine Gives ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Its 4-Star Rating, Calling FineReader “One of the Best OCR Programs Available”

Two top technology publications in as many weeks distinguish FineReader as one of the industry's leading OCR products

Fremont, Calif., December 22, 2005 – ABBYY USA today announced that ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Professional was given PC Magazine's 4-star rating, categorizing FineReader as “Very Good” according to PC Magazine's rating system, just after PC World gave FineReader its own “Superior” (93 out of 100) rating.

In line with PC World's recent review in which the magazine called FineReader “versatile, easy to use, and highly accurate”, PC Magazine in turn called FineReader “one of the best OCR programs available.”

PC Magazine noted that ABBYY FineReader offers “better than 99 percent accuracy” and contains “tools to improve recognition on a wider range of originals.” It called FineReader's new automation manager “a welcome new feature” and found its Digital Camera OCR feature “intriguing.”

“To have not one, but two of the industry's leading technology publications call out the attributes of FineReader is to say that we are in fact one of the leading OCR programs around,” said Dean Tang, ABBYY USA President and CEO. “FineReader is moving beyond simple recognition accuracy and into the realm of improving OCR for a multitude of applications including digital photos, books and PDF files.”

ABBYY FineReader 8.0 is a powerful, yet easy-to-use software application for professional quality conversion of document images and PDF files into editable and searchable electronic files. The product delivers outstanding accuracy when converting a variety of document types including tables and spreadsheets, magazine articles, contracts, and even faxes. Enhancements in version 8.0 give FineReader new intelligence, making it more accurate, flexible, and adaptable for a wider variety of users than ever before.

ABBYY FineReader 8.0 redefines OCR accuracy and performance by delivering:

Availability and Pricing

ABBYY FineReader Desktop Products including Professional Edition and Corporate Edition and are available now. For information on pricing in your region, please contact your local ABBYY office or distributor. A list of FineReader distribution partners can be found on the ABBYY corporate web site at www.abbyy.com/resellers.

 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 FlexiCapture Studio - a software tool that helps to extract data from semi-structured forms and documents. 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).

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