ABBYY FineReader Touch OCR Application Comes to the Apple iPhone

[] Moscow, Russian Federation – ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced the availability of FineReader(R) Touch 1.0 for iPhone(R), an innovative optical character recognition (OCR) and document conversion application designed specifically for Apple(R) iOS. ABBYY FineReader Touch for iPhone allows users to photograph paper documents with the device’s camera while on the go, quickly upload images to the ABBYY cloud OCR service for recognition and conversion and then save or share the output files in popular editable and searchable formats. A compact client application, FineReader Touch takes up little resources on a mobile device yet ensures superior accuracy of document conversion by leveraging the full capacity of cloud-based OCR.

“OCR technologies are gaining wider use and becoming more and more popular in the mobile space. With the new product, ABBYY is answering the growing demand for a mobile solution that can effectively digitize multi-page paper documents”, said Katya Sontseva, director of Mobile Products department at ABBYY. “Now users of Apple mobile devices can benefit from the outstanding accuracy of document recognition ABBYY FineReader has been acclaimed for.”

ABBYY FineReader Touch for iPhone adds new value to Apple mobile devices turning them, should the situation require, into powerful document recognition tools. While outside the office or home, users can use the program to quickly and precisely reproduce important documents in popular formats such as Microsoft(R) Word, Excel(R), searchable PDF (PDF/A), RTF, TXT, and ODT, rather than just photograph them. Images of documents can be either captured with the iPhone camera or uploaded directly from the device’s photo album. When sent to the online OCR service, separate pages of a document can be combined together into one consistent output file.

Through integration with the ABBYY cloud-based OCR service, the mobile application delivers the same high-quality results of text recognition as the full desktop version of ABBYY FineReader. The product supports text recognition in 42 languages including multilingual documents. With its ability to accurately re-create formatting attributes (e.g. headings, images, bulleted and numbered lists, columns, and tables) and original layout of documents, iPhone users can now quickly and accurately digitize various document types including brochures, magazines, books, contracts, reports, timetables and more, turning them into editable electronic files.

The product’s intuitive interface provides a range of one-click options for easy export, sharing and archiving of the resulting files. Output files can be stored in the internal archive of FineReader Touch with convenient search functions, Then users can send them to a desktop computer or other device via email and iTunes(R) File Sharing or export them directly to online storage services. Files can also be transferred to external applications and opened with a single tap in a text editor, a PDF reader or other similar app installed on the device.

Corporate users and mobile workers will benefit from ABBYY FineReader Touch for iPhone while on the go or in any situation when they need to quickly and accurately digitize paper documents. It will help them improve the efficiency of their business processes, since now they are less dependable on scanners or computers.

About ABBYY FineReader:
ABBYY FineReader is a family of OCR applications for document scanning and conversion. A time-saving alternative to manual retyping, FineReader delivers high quality results in digitizing almost any type of printed document including books, magazine articles, tables, and even faxes. Based on more than 20 years of development, it has gained worldwide recognition for its exceptional accuracy and received over 150 awards from the industry’s leading publishers and testing labs. ABBYY FineReader currently supports up to 189* recognition languages and offers its unique ADRT(R) technology for the reconstruction of the logical structure of a document across multiple pages. ABBYY FineReader products include desktop versions for Windows(R) and Mac OS(R), the FineReader Online cloud-based OCR service and now the ABBYY FineReader Touch for iPhone mobile application.

ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, ABBYY FineReader, Lingvo, ABBYY Lingvo and FlexiCapture are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Apple, iPhone, iTunes, Mac OS and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows, Microsoft and Excel are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.

Language Support:
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Device Requirements:
* Phone 4/4S/5, iPod touch (4th/5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 6.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ABBYY FineReader Touch 1.0 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category. It offers flexible page-by-page payment schemes with a large number of free pages for document processing included in the basic package upon registration.ABBYY
FineReader Touch 1.0
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ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive linguistic solutions to corporate customers. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY solutions to automate time- and labour-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, Montgomery County Government of the USA, and Government of Canada. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, KnowledgeLake, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world’s top manufacturers such as Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Ricoh, Toshiba, and Xerox. Copyright (C) 2012 ABBYY. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

###Michael Shubin
Head of Internet Sales Group
Russian Federation
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