Westbrook Technologies Selects ABBYY for FortisBlue OCR Functionality

Milpitas, United States (December 15, 2009)

FineReader® Engine Software Development Kit (SDK) has been selected by Westbrook Technologies for inclusion in their FortisBlue™ solution.

FineReader Engine Integrated into New 100 Percent Web‐based Document Management Solution


ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced that the company’s FineReader® Engine Software Development Kit (SDK) has been selected by Westbrook Technologies for inclusion in their FortisBlue™ solution. The SDK provides optical character recognition (OCR), intelligent character recognition (ICR) and magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) capabilities to Westbrook’s new 100 percent Web‐based software.


“FortisBlue provides small‐ to mid‐size organizations with a zero footprint, cloud‐ready solution that simplifies document management to make workflow more efficient saving man hours and money,” said Kenth Astrom, director of research & development at Westbrook Technologies. “ABBYY quickly emerged as our partner of choice for OCR integration due to their solution’s breadth of features, unmatched language support and outstanding technical support. FineReader Engine has worked flawlessly, fulfilling our requirements in every scenario we presented, ensuring that FortisBlue will meet our customers’ document management needs.”


The FineReader Engine SDK provides the industry’s leading integration tools to developers who need to enhance their applications with document recognition, conversion and data capture capabilities. Designed for the Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems, and embedded OS solutions, ABBYY’s FineReader SDK gives developers the highest level of accuracy and ease‐of‐integration for OCR, ICR, optical mark recognition (OMR), barcode recognition (OBR), document imaging and PDF conversion. By adding these features to their applications, developers can address the growing document management needs of organizations of all sizes.


“Organizations today are looking for ways to make their information, documents and data more manageable to minimize time wasted on inefficient workflows,” said Scott Thompson, senior product marketing manager of ABBYY USA. “ABBYY’s FineReader Engine allows developers to integrate best‐in‐class document management and conversion capabilities into their solutions, providing a solid base for solving workflow needs, and deliver true value to their customers.”


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