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ABBYY Set to Bundle Its OCR Software with UMAX Scanners Worldwide

November 13, 2000

ABBYY FineReader 4.0 Sprint Software Complements UMAX Scanners

ABBYY USA, a member of the ABBYY Group, today reported it had reached an agreement with UMAX Data Systems in Taiwan to ship ABBYY FineReader software with UMAX scanners worldwide. According to the agreement, selected UMAX scanners will be bundled with ABBYY FineReader 4.0 Sprint OCR as well as a trial version of ABBYY FineReader Professional, the latest version of ABBYY software, which includes many advanced OCR recognition features.


“We are glad to bundle our software with UMAX products,” said Sergey Andreyev, Chief Executive Officer, ABBYY. “A quality scanner bundled with quality OCR software gives double quality. This agreement will result in added-value for UMAX customers and enhance the reputation of both of our companies.”


“We chose ABBYY FineReader technology because of its outstanding character recognition quality, its easy-to-use interface and the superior results even when converting poor quality documents,” said Weber Chuang, Assistant Vice President of UMAX Data Systems. “We are convinced that our customers are getting the finest OCR software available.”


ABBYY FineReader 4.0 Sprint is based on the ABBYY FineReader engine. FineReader 4.0 products have received over 30 awards from IT publications, which proves the OCR engine to be one of the most accurate in the world. Now, a new version, FineReader 5.0 is ready for release in two editions — the FineReader 5.0 Pro for home users and the FineReader 5.0 Office for the corporate network. 


The FineReader engine was developed from the principles of Integrity, Purposefulness and Adaptability (IPA). IPA technologies is responsible for improvements in FineReader software with regard to the recognition accuracy for both high and low quality documents. IPA also allows FineReader software to preserve the formatting of scanned documents. Features such as tables and other images are maintained within the processed document.

About UMAX

UMAX Technologies, Inc, a U.S. subsidiary of UMAX Data Systems, is a technology leader in the design and distribution of a full line of imaging products. The company maintains its leadership position in the imaging market with a broad line of desktop scanners and digital cameras. UMAX is located at 3561 Gateway Boulevard, Fremont, California, 94538, and is on the Web at:


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