PRESS RELEASE: ABBYY to Showcase at the 2010 Mobile World Congress in Partnership with beyo and Diotek
Moscow, Russia (January 28, 2010) — ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and language software, today announced that together with its partners, beyo and Diotek, the company will be exhibiting at the 2010 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 15-18, Stand 2B25 in Hall 2. The ABBYY Stand is dedicated to the document recognition and language translation technologies as well as possible ways of putting them into practice by creating various end user applications for mobile devices.
During the event, ABBYY will unveil a new version of its Mobile OCR Engine, a software development kit (SDK) for creating small-footprint optical character recognition (OCR) and business card recognition (BCR) solutions. Among the key new features of the ABBYY SDK is support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages for both OCR and BCR.
ABBYY, beyo and Diotek will also demonstrate their latest smartphone applications based on ABBYY’s recognition and linguistic technologies.
Among the ABBYY mobile applications on display are:
ABBYY Business Card Reader — A handy mobile tool to transfer contact information from business cards directly to the mobile phone’s address book by using the smartphone’s camera;
ABBYY FotoTranslate — An intelligent application to instantly translate foreign words by photographing them with a smartphone’s camera;
ABBYY Lingvo Mobile — A truly comprehensive multilingual dictionary software for smartphones and PDAs;
ABBYY Tutor — A vocabulary building application designed to efficiently memorize foreign languages.
The beyo company will present the following applications and technologies:
beyoCBS Reader — Portable reading software that captures any text with a camera phone and reads it aloud in real time. Not only does beyoCBS Reader run on a mobile phone, the software works without connection charges or “hidden costs”.
beyoCBS Translator — New software for mobile phones that translates and reads aloud any text, regardless of whether it is in a book, newspaper or letter.
beyoCBS Auto Shoot mechanism — The ingenious automatic activator that makes capturing text with a phone’s camera amazingly easy. Any selected text appears in the display by simply aiming the camera at the page.
Diotek will demonstrate the OCR technology-based software for mobile devices, MobiReader™, which provides business card recognition, document recognition functions and OCR-based dictionary:
MobiReader BCR Solution — Business card recognition and contact management tool for smartphones. The program immediately recognizes information from images of business cards captured with the phone’s camera and automatically sorts recognized data into respective fields of the phone book.
MobiReader Document OCR — Mobile solution for recognizing printed documents in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese and other languages.
OCR-based Dictionary — Supports dictionary look-up by using the OCR engine and mobile phone’s camera.
ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY software to automate time- and labour-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax In
spectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world’s top manufacturers such as BenQ, Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the United States, Ukraine, the UK, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.ABBYY.com.
The company beyo GmbH based in Potsdam, Germany, specializes in applying artificial intelligence to everyday situations. With the beyo pr100 reading device, the company has already impressively demonstrated its expertise in developing mobile products for the blind and visually impaired. This portable, easy-to-use dedicated system instantly gained the approval of users as well as IT experts.
With the beyoCBS Reader, the company and its managing directors Cüneyt Göktekin and Oliver Tenchio have now opened a new dimension for other target groups. Reading and other text based services like translation are becoming reality with the beyoCBS technology. For more information about the company, visit www.beyo.eu.
DIOTEK Co., Ltd. is a developer of mobile software solutions for mobile phone and embedded devices. With its technologies and rich experience in mobile software market, DIOTEK has been providing major manufacturers of mobile phones and embedded devices with software solutions including handwriting recognition, mobile dictionary, mobile OCR(Optical Character Recognition) solutions, mobile barcode and mobile photo editing & note-taking software.
DIOTEK’s mobile dictionary software DicDict™ features a range of search functions such as handwriting, hypertext, wild card search and OCR technology based dictionary search with world best dictionary contents. And natural handwriting recognition software, DioPen™ supports a variety of handwriting styles – cursive, print and mixed cursive/print with extreme accuracy. The mobile OCR software MobiReader™ can recognize various format of documents such as business cards and other printed matter which is written in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Chinese , and Japanese languages with its world best mobile OCR Engine. For more information, please visit www.diotek.co.kr .
ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, ADRT, FineReader, Lingvo, FlexiCapture, Recognition Server, and PDF Transformer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.
(First posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 13:28 EST)