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Sharp Selects ABBYY to Provide OCR Functionality to New Solution

January 12, 2015

ABBYY FineReader Engine Gives Sharp MFP Capabilities Enabling Users to Meet Document Recognition and Management Requirements


ABBYY®, a leading global provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and professional services, announced today that Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, energy products and solutions, and networked multifunctional office solutions, has selected ABBYY’s FineReader Engine to provide Optical Character Recognition (OCR) functionality to its new solution. Delivering document recognition and management capabilities to Scan Accessory kit of Sharp MFP’s accessory, FineReader Engine helps organizations simplify their work with paper documents and more easily manage information flow.


“Our customers are looking for solutions that can take the paper documents they work with every day, and turn them into useable information across their business,” said Toyoaki Nanba, Unit General Manager, Document Systems Unit for Sharp’s Document Solutions Division. “Adding OCR to our solutions allows us to not only make information easier to digitize, but enables businesses to streamline information management processes. ABBYY is a leading provider of OCR technology, and we are happy to be working with them to deliver this critical functionality to our customers.”


Scan Accessory Kit, which is released in some countries, converts scanned paper documents into electronic files in various formats and allows users to reuse the information more efficiently.


ABBYY FineReader Engine is a Software Development Kit (SDK) that provides developers, integrators, and OEMs the tools they require to integrate OCR functionality into their applications and hardware solutions. The ABBYY recognition platform delivers award-winning OCR, intelligent character recognition (ICR), barcode, checkmark, field-level/zonal recognition, and PDF conversion enabling scanned documents and images to be transformed into searchable and editable document formats. ABBYY solutions support recognition and conversion of full pages or selected zones that have a variety of applications such as conversion of paper archives and creation of digital libraries, creation of searchable texts for insertion into document workflows, as well as extraction of key text for input into databases and other back-end systems.




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