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ABBYY Business Card Reader 3.0 for the iPhone Retrieves Contact Information Instantly from the Web

Moscow, Russia (September 30, 2010) — ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced Business Card Reader 3.0 for the iPhone®, the next evolution of its business card reading and contact management application. Version 3.0 expands the basic functionality of the application — capture of data from business cards and saving it to the mobile address book — with new features such as the ability to search for information about new contacts across popular social and business networks and Google Maps. The new unique functions of the application together allow business users to streamline contact management and reduce time spent on manual entry.

ABBYY Business Card Reader 3.0 for the iPhone automatically transfers key information from business cards directly to the iPhone address book, allowing users not only to create new contact records, but also to efficiently update existing ones. Leveraging the iPhone's camera and ABBYY's text recognition technology, the application intelligently locates each type of contact information (e.g. name, phone numbers, e-mail, etc.) on a card and saves it into proper data fields. Additionally, ABBYY Business Card Reader reads text in 17 languages including multilingual business cards.

"We try to understand and anticipate practical needs and preferences of our customers," said Olga Tolstunova, deputy director of the Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. "As a result, the new version of our business card reading solution for the iPhone expands users' opportunities beyond traditional contact management. Its users can find and collect thorough information about a contact literally on the go."

ABBYY Business Card Reader 3.0 for the iPhone allows mobile workers to quickly learn more about a company or individual, via the ability to search across social networks such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as in Hoover's business database, directly from within the application. This capability provides mobile workers with insight into the contacts they make beyond what is included on their business card. The application also allows the user to look up a new address captured from a business card with Google Maps without requiring it to be saved in the mobile address book.

Version 3.0 further simplifies work with the application by highlighting uncertain characters in the captured text, eliminating the need to visually check all the data. In addition, the application now comes with a new intuitive interface to enhance convenience, ease and enjoyment of use.

ABBYY Business Card Reader 3.0 for the iPhone is available immediately via the Apple AppStore (accessible through iTunes®). The supported devices include the Apple® iPhone 4, 3GS and iPhone 3G (OS 3.1 or later) with close-up lenses.

Available soon will be an updated free trial version of the application. It will allow users to capture all data on a business card, preview the results on a phone's display, and search for information in Facebook. Unlike the fully-functional version, it only saves to the iPhone address book First Name, Last Name, and the first detected Phone Number.

For more information about the product, please visit www.abbyy.com/bcr_iphone.

ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. 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. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive linguistic solutions to corporate customers. Paper-intensive organisations 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, 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, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.ABBYY.com.

ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, ADRT, Lingvo, FlexiCapture, Recognition Server, and PDF Transformer 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 recognised.


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