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ABBYY Enhances Its Mobile OCR SDK with Barcode Recognition Technology

Moscow, Russian Federation (July 7, 2011)

The  SDK now offers a compact code barcode recognition technology that can “read” a broad range of popular 1D and 2D barcode types. Integrated into mobile devices, this technology allows users to extract barcodes from various documents, books, delivery notes, labels, warehouse schedules, etc. by photographing and processing them while on the go. 

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, today announced a new release of its ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine, a software development kit (SDK) for creating optical character recognition (OCR) applications with a small memory footprint.

 

In addition to its powerful text recognition capabilities, the SDK now offers a compact code barcode recognition technology that can “read” a broad range of popular 1D and 2D barcode types. Integrated into mobile devices, this technology allows users to extract barcodes from various documents, books, delivery notes, labels, warehouse schedules, etc. by photographing and processing them while on the go. This latest version of ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine accurately detects hyphenation in the captured text for even more accurate results.

 

With this update to ABBYY’s Mobile OCR Engine, performance of the company’s Business Card Reading (BCR) technology is also enhanced to increase language processing speed by up to 68 percent*. Language support is also extended to the Polish and Estonian languages.

About ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine

ABBYY’s award winning Mobile OCR Engine is a powerful compact code SDK which allows developers of mobile and small footprint applications to integrate highly accurate OCR technologies that convert images and photographs into manageable and searchable text. Mobile applications based on ABBYY OCR allow users to quickly transform photographs of documents, notes, business cards, timetables and other text taken with a built-in camera into data that can be easily stored, shared or exported to other applications. Providing the broadest language support industry wide and covering a variety of operating systems such as Symbian™, iPhone®, Mac OS®, Android™, Linux®, Mobile Linux (Moblin™), Windows®, and Windows Mobile® this SDK is the ideal technology platform for developers building applications for the global marketplace.

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