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ABBYY Recognition Server Ramps Up Power for Document Conversion

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MILPITAS, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ABBYY(®), a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, today announced the new release of ABBYY Recognition Server, the award-winning server-based software for automated, unattended document conversion. The latest release offers new functions for more efficient conversion of large archives, enhanced Microsoft(®) SharePoint(®) integration, advanced PDF creation capabilities, new fault-tolerance mechanisms, and enhanced Arabic optical character recognition (OCR).

"While organizations are increasingly going digital to consume, share and store information, paper documentation is still prevalent throughout enterprise environments," said Aram Pakhchanian, director of Data Capture Products at ABBYY. "Recognition Server enables businesses to handle large volumes of documents more efficiently than ever - quickly turning unstructured images and entire document libraries into searchable and usable information."

Designed for mid- to high-volume document processing, ABBYY Recognition Server enables organizations and scanning service providers to establish cost-efficient processes for converting paper and image documents into electronic files suitable for search and archiving. Recognition Server automatically obtains images of documents from scanners, file servers, fax and email servers and Microsoft SharePoint libraries, can recognize content in more than 190 languages, and allows for metadata to be added to simplify search.

Key new features include:

    --  Processing Documents from Archives and Microsoft SharePoint Libraries -
        ABBYY Recognition Server can now traverse a tree of nested folders or a
        document library in Microsoft SharePoint, convert discovered image files
        into searchable formats, and reproduce the entire library in a
        searchable form. Newly added files that appear in the library can be
        processed automatically.
    --  Enhanced Robustness and Fault Tolerance -- With the addition of a SQLite
        database and enhanced fault tolerance mechanisms, ABBYY Recognition
        Server can handle high workloads or serve multiple clients within one
        installation, enabling it to support extensive and enterprise-wide
        document conversion projects.
    --  Smarter PDF Conversion -- During PDF conversion, ABBYY Recognition
        Server can intelligently detect PDF files that require OCR processing
        while leaving PDFs that already have a text layer untouched. When
        converting PDF files into archiving formats such as searchable PDF or
        PDF/A, ABBYY Recognition Server will inject a text layer into them while
        keeping the image quality, metadata, bookmarks, annotations,
        attachments, and other features of the original document intact.
    --  Faster Arabic OCR -- Along with a general improvement of OCR accuracy
        and speed, ABBYY Recognition Server delivers up to 20 percent* faster
        processing of Arabic texts and up to 10 percent* more accurate results
        on office documents and books in Arabic.
    --  Easier User Management -- To further reduce administration efforts and
        permissions for different tasks such as administration, verification and
        indexing can now be assigned via Active Directory user groups.

ABBYY Recognition Server is available worldwide through ABBYY regional offices and partner channel. For detailed product information, please contact your local ABBYY office or visit

*According to internal ABBYY testing. Accuracy and formatting results can vary depending on factors such as document quality and scanner settings.

ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services. Its key 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. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive linguistic solutions to corporate customers. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY solutions 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 Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, Montgomery County Government of the USA, and Government of Canada. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, KnowledgeLake, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world's top manufacturers such as Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Ricoh, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit

ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, Recognition Server, FineReader, ABBYY FineReader, FlexiCapture, and Lingvo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.

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