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ABBYY Recognition Server Named KMWorld’s Trend-Setting Product of 2006

Fremont , Calif., August 29, 2006 – ABBYY, a leader in document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, today announced that ABBYY Recognition Server™ has been named one of the “Trend-Setting Products of the Year for 2006” by KMWorld magazine.

This prestigious ranking, published in the September issue, highlights innovative products that make a significant impact on the marketplace.

ABBYY Recognition Server is a server-based optical character recognition (OCR) solution for delivering scalable, reliable, and rapidly deployable recognition functions in a service-oriented environment. With all processing performed remotely on a server, the new product offers automated document recognition and PDF conversion with minimum user intervention.

“Our panelists noted that accurate, automated and centralized recognition functions are essential to full-text search of business contents,” said Hugh McKellar, Editor in Chief of KMWorld magazine.  “ABBYY’s new Recognition Server represents a simple software appliance approach to OCR.  It accommodates not only centralized scanning but also ad-hoc, de-centralized scanning which is how most business content is captured in enterprise environments.”

According to McKellar, assembling the list of Trend-Setting Products of 2006 is a year-long collaborative effort with editorial colleagues and analysts – and most of all, users. “Roughly 1,500 products from some 300 vendors were considered, and the ones listed here demonstrate exquisite execution designed for, and with input from, the most important constituency of them all – their customers," said McKellar.

“ABBYY Recognition Server addresses a growing need for easier document recognition deployment in complex work environments,” said Alexander Rylov, ABBYY Chief Product Manager. “ABBYY had long been recognized as a trend setter in the arena of recognition technologies.  We are proud that KMWorld has selected ABBYY Recognition Server as a Trend-Setting Product of the Year.  This recognition will further inspire us to continue our research and innovation effort to develop the best recognition technology that is not only accurate, but also easy to deploy, easy to integrate and easy to use.”

Based on ABBYY’s award-winning recognition platform, ABBYY Recognition Server offers highly accurate conversion of images into text or searchable PDF for the purpose of categorizing, archiving, searching or integrating with third party content management systems. This robust solution automates recognition and PDF conversion processes by providing ready-to-use functionality deployed on a server, giving system administrators, enterprises, and service providers greater flexibility in the deployment, management, and integration of OCR and document conversion functions.


About KMWorld

The leading information provider serving the knowledge management systems market, KMWorld covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management and informs more than 51,000 subscribers about the components and processes - and subsequent success stories - that together offer solutions for improving business performance.

About ABBYY 

ABBYY (ABBYY Software House) develops linguistic and artificial intelligence (AI) software providing a full line of document recognition, conversion and data capture technologies and products. ABBYY’s products include: FineReader OCR systems – a family of end-user programs and development tools for recognition of printed text, 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 Anoto (C-Technologies), Autonomy (Verity), Banctec, BenQ, EMC (Captiva, SWT, Documentum), EPSON, Freedom Scientific, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Kurzweil, Kofax (LCI, Neurascript), Microtek, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Panasonic, ReadSoft, Samsung Electronics, Saperion, Siemens Nixdorf, Stellent, Sumitomo Electric Systems, and Toshiba. ABBYY is headquarted in Moscow with offices in Ukraine (Kiev), the USA (Fremont, CA), the UK (Bishops Stortford, England), Germany (Munich) and Japan (Tokyo).

Press contacts:
Tsailing Merrem
ABBYY USA
+1 510-226-6717
tmerrem@abbyyusa.com

ABBYY, ABBYY Logo, FineReader, FormReader, FlexiCapture, Recognition Server are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.

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