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ABBYY Launches Business Card Reader 2.0 for Windows

New Software Brings Outstanding Accuracy and Maximum Automation to the Process of Digitizing Business Cards

Moscow, Russia (June 06, 2012) - ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced the availability of its Business Card Reader 2.0 for Windows, a smart productivity application for transforming paper business cards into manageable electronic contacts. ABBYY Business Card Reader scans multiple business cards and accurately extracts and identifies all contact data by its type for exporting to a contact management system such as Microsoft® Outlook® and Salesforce®, or saving to electronic formats. An intuitive and efficient solution, Business Card Reader 2.0 enables professionals to quickly access information typically contained in piles of business cards and put their contacts to work.

Business Card Reader leverages ABBYY's state-of-the-art optical character recognition (OCR) and data capture technologies and delivers up to 99,8 percent* accuracy of text recognition. "Accuracy and reliability are the top priorities when working with contact data", said Sergey Popov, director of FineReader Products Department at ABBYY. "As opposed to manual re-typing of contacts, Business Card Reader helps users both save time and avoid possible errors and information loss, yet providing full control over processing results."

ABBYY Business Card Reader can accurately identify all types of contact data on a business card such as name (first, middle and last names), phone numbers, address, e-mail, title, company information, and more. Once detected, the data is ready to be automatically allocated to the appropriate fields in a database or saved as an electronic file for further use and sharing. The export options include:

  • Direct export to Microsoft Outlook, to an already existing contacts folder or a new one, created from within the application

  • Direct export to Salesforce (contacts and leads)

  • Saving data to CSV format for export to Microsoft Excel® or any other contact management system

  • Saving contacts as vCard files for easy sharing with Google® contacts and Google Calendar™, Apple® iPad® and Mac®

An intelligent application, Business Card Reader 2.0 for Windows automatically checks captured contacts against the user's existing Outlook or Salesforce database, providing replacement options when duplicates are found. This makes it easier to keep contact information up-to-date, which can be critical to business operations.

ABBYY Business Card Reader can scan and read up to 10 business cards simultaneously when working with flatbed scanners, providing automatic card splitting and orientation adjustment. To further increase user productivity, the product features a smart scan function to let users start the next scan while processing a current task. The application works with any TWAIN or WIA scanner, as well as other capture devices like digital or mobile cameras. It can read business cards in 25 languages including multilingual cards and automatically detects any supported language.

Availability
ABBYY Business Card Reader 2.0 for Windows is available immediately through various online stores and resellers worldwide. For detailed product information or to download a free trial version of the application, visit: www.abbyy.com/bcr_windows

*According to internal ABBYY testing.

About ABBYY UK Ltd.
ABBYY UK is a member of the ABBYY Group and supports sales and marketing activities in Western Europe. 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 offers Professional Services to help customers implementing business solutions based on ABBYY's products. 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, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. 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, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.ABBYY.com.

ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, Lingvo and FlexiCapture are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Google and Google Calendar are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc. Apple, Mac and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:
ABBYY
Colin Miller
Elsenheimerstrasse 49
D - 80687 Munich
Tel.: 089/511 159-0
Fax: 089/511 159-59
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web: www.ABBYY.com

Press contact:
AxiCom UK
Amy Elston
+44 (0) 208 392 4081
[email protected]

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