ABBYY FineReader in Slovak Schools

April 6, 2004

ABBYY and its Slovak partner Nupseso have supplied ABBYY FineReader 7.0 Corporate Edition to 1,212 Slovak schools.

The Slovak Ministry of education has purchased ABBYY FineReader 7.0 Corporate Edition for 1,212 schools in Slovakia. The deal is part of the Info-vek – the Slovak for “Information Era” – project which aims to bring information technologies into the classroom.

Under this project, Slovak schoolchildren will learn to work with popular office software products, including FineReader 7.0 Corporate Edition, ABBYY’s OCR application installed on millions of office computers worldwide. The Info-vek project will bring the latest hardware and software to 3,000 Slovak schools.

“ABBYY FineReader has received great acclaim from Slovak teachers and from schoolchildren themselves. Our program will help them in their learning process and in their future work, because practically every modern office computer has an OCR application installed. FineReader never sits idle on school computers because it is indispensable for gathering information for school projects, reports or for scanning quotes from the classics. The Slovak Ministry of Education invited tenders for the Info-vek project to provide office software to Slovak schools. This is by far not the first tender we have won, but we are particularly proud of the fact that FineReader was effectively recognized as the model office application by the Slovak education authorities,” says ABBYY’s Marketing Director Margarita Amalitskaya.

ABBYY’s software products are widely used by educational institutions all over the world. Manila University has integrated ABBYY’s FormReader technology into its document management system and uses it to process thousands of examination papers in a matter of days. In Russia, a special version of FormReader, ABBYY TestReader, has been installed in more than 50 universities. On a national scale, TestReader was used to process results of the nation-wide matriculation examinations in 2003. The program successfully processed more than 3,000,000 examination papers within just 18 days.