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ABBYY Impresses Visitors of Gitex 2015 With Innovations in Arabic OCR

October 21, 2015

ABBYY, a leading global provider of technologies and solutions to action information, invites Gitex visitors to see outstanding technology advances in Arabic optical character recognition (OCR) and learn about the new customization capabilities of its software solutions for banks, government, logistics, oil & gas, education, digital archives, healthcare industry, BPO and more. To witness the latest innovations of 2015, visit ABBYY at Stands B3-3, Hall 3, and a A4-2, Hall 4, on October 18-22.


Exhibiting together with Fujitsu (PFU Imaging Solutions Europe Limited), a global provider and manufacturer of computer hardware, peripherals and enterprise software, and Forefront Technologies, a major IT distribution operation in the Middle East, ABBYY presents its new technologies and products for the Middle East region:


Two bestsellers now with Arabic interface – ABBYY PDF Transformer+ (desktop version) and ABBYY FineReader (version for scanners).


"Fujitsu document scanners are showcased for the third year at Gitex on our own booth and this is our largest presence ever at this fair", said Mike Nelson, Vice President at PFU (EMEA) Ltd. “The Middle East market is growing and partners play a key role in order to reach out to new customers. With our "Imaging Village" we offer leading software partners, such as ABBYY, a platform to present integrated imaging solutions.”


  • Improved ABBYY Arabic OCR and data capture technologies for unattended backlog scanning, conversion and indexing;
  • ABBYY Mobile Capture for bank checks;
  • ABBYY solution for reading invoices and bank statements in Arabic and 190+ other languages;
  • Solution for passports and local ID recognition; and more.


“Thanks to the variety, flexibility and adaptability of ABBYY's products, our customers have reliable and affordable solutions to address their document imaging needs. ABBYY’s products fit perfectly in the Forefront’s solutions portfolio”, commented Peter G. Karam, Marketing & Communications Director, Forefront.


“This is the 5th Gitex for us, and our clients and partners can see how, step by step, we improve and modify our products to meet the actual needs of the Middle East Market. Since creating, perhaps, the best Arabic OCR technology, we have integrated it into the whole line of our products, for both individual and corporate customers,” explained Marina Silushina, Senior Marketing Manager, ABBYY IT Dubai. “This year, we opened our first local office in Dubai and equipped our products with the Arabic interface – so now our products can not only ‘read’ Arabic but also ‘speak’ Arabic.”


In the Gulf region, ABBYY is renowned for its best-in-class Arabic OCR technology (ABBYY FineReader and ABBYY Recognition Server) and full-fledged Arabic data capture technology (ABBYY FlexiCapture) announced at Gitex’11 and 13 respectively.



ABBYY is a world leader in document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services. ABBYY products are used in large-scale projects such as Kuwait’s National Cencus and censuses in other countries of the regions, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Kuwait Transparency Society, e-government portal in Vietnam, the largest Malaysian bank, presidential elections in Chile and more. For more information please visit Key Facts.


About Fujitsu

Fujitsu brand scanners are designed, manufactured and marketed worldwide by PFU Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (Japan). PFU is a globally active IT provider that designs, manufactures and markets computer hardware, peripherals and enterprise software. PFU offers a broad portfolio of document scanners for professional personal, desktop, workgroup and high-volume production environments and is one of the world's leading document scanner companies. PFU has been engaged in the document imaging scanner business for more than 25 years and generates an annual turnover of over $1 billion.

Operating in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), PFU Imaging Solutions Europe Limited is responsible for marketing and sales of Fujitsu document scanners. For more information please visit


About Forefront

Forefront Technologies is a major IT Distribution operation with a primary focus on Document Imaging Hardware and Storage Industry Systems and Solutions in the Middle East region. For more information, please, visit

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