The ONYX BOOX i62ML Aurora to Be the First Reading Device in the Line Powered with ABBYY Dictionary Software
ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, and MacCentre, an exclusive distributor of ONYX International in Russia, today announced their long-term partnership to provide users of newly-released ONYX BOOX® e-reading devices with the ability to get an instant translation of words and phrases thanks to the pre-installed English to Russian and Russian to English dictionaries of the Lingvo® Dictionaries series. With this integration, ONYX BOOX customers can definitely get more from their devices and use them as efficiently as never before.
“We are highly attentive to our customers’ needs and always striving to address them fully when producing new series of e-readers and updating firmware”, commented Evgeny Suvorov, head of Mobile Solutions Department at MacCentre. “One of the top requirements was to have dictionary software at hand to freely read books in foreign languages, and now we are glad to provide our users with up-to-date high-quality dictionaries by ABBYY.”
“It’s both a very convenient reading and great user experience when you get a pop-up translation for unfamiliar words in your text. It makes you feel you would like to have such a handy device with you all the time to read interesting books on a trip, or vacation, or at a cup of coffee”, explained Olga Tolstunova, sales and marketing director of Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. “Having this in mind, customer-focused manufacturers power their e-readers with dictionary applications, and we are pleased to offer them our knowledge and help”.
Specifically adapted to ONYX BOOX readers, these pre-installed dictionaries of the Lingvo series cover more than 200,000 entries and can be applied in two modes – a “common dictionary” mode, very similar to launching dictionary software on a smartphone or desktop alone from the text, and a “translate-while-reading” mode making reading in foreign languages enjoyable and fast. A user can easily get a brief entry containing translations, synonyms and word usage examples by simply tapping twice on the unfamiliar word.
Established in 2006, ONYX International is one of the leading manufacturers of devices for reading electronic books. It performs the full-cycle production of devices - from design and software development to their conveyor assembly.
A distinctive feature of the ONYX electronic books is the use of up-to-date E Ink screens and the original design of their models. All devices are equipped with highly productive processors and powerful batteries which make it possible to use them for a month without recharging. Some models have additional features, such as touch screen function, access to the Internet through Wi-Fi etc.
The products of ONYX International are exported to a number of countries in Western and Eastern Europe, to the USA and to Singapore. According to the production figures of 2010, the products of ONYX International made up 15% of the Russian market of devices for reading electronic books. In February 2011, the ONYX BOOX readers became the first e-books with E Ink Pearl screens officially presented in Russia. In June 2011, the first e-book with a 9.7-inch E-Ink Pearl screen “ONYX BOOX M91S Odysseus” appeared on the Russian market. In 2012, ONYX International was the first in the world to release models with E Ink Pearl HD screens with multi-touch function.
The ONYX BOOX e-books have won great popularity among Russian users and amongst experts within market. In 2010, the ONYX BOOX readers were appreciated as the “Product of the year” under the version of RBC Zoom.CNews project. In 2011, the ONYX BOOX model “A60 Pearl” received a high appraisal «100% Fresh» by the TechnoFresh editors for its functionality. The magazine «PC World» acknowledged “ONYX BOOX M91S Odysseus” as «the Best purchase», and the editors of “PC Magazine” included it in the laureates list for the «Russia: the Best of the Best» prize. In 2012, the ONYX BOOX e-books have more than once received awards and high ratings from a number of authoritative publishers including CNews, ComputerBild, Digimedia.ru, Ferra Labs, HardWarePortal (HWP.ru), IT Expert, Reviews.ru, TechnoFresh, Upgrade, and others.
At present, about 1,300 employees work at ONYX International. More information about the company and its products can be found on the site www.onyx-boox.ru.
The MacСentre Company was established in 1991 in Russia as an official dealer of the Apple Computer Company. At present, MacCentre is one of the biggest distributors of communicators, smartphones, e-books, car navigators, accessories and mobile software in Russia.
MacCentre produces Pocket Nature and Pocket Navigator car navigators, and Mr.Book e-books under its own trademarks. Since 2009 MacСentre has been an exclusive distributor of the ONYX International products on the territory of Russia. MacСentre fulfills localization, certification and adaptation of devices to Russian conditions. MacСentre provides service and technical support of the ONYX readers more than in 20 cities of Russia as well.
The dealer network of the company numbers more than 500 partners throughout Russia, including large retail systems, special and Internet shops. Well-known international companies are the partners of MacСentre. The company has its own technical support service, being at the same time an authorized service center for Apple, Casio, HTC, E-TEN, HTC, ONYX International and many other products. For more information about the company and its products please visit the web sites www.maccentre.ru and www.hpc.ru.