Moscow, Russian Federation – ABBYY(R), a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced the availability of the Lite and Free versions of its Business Card Reader application for the Apple(R) iPhone(R). These versions are designed specifically to help iPhone users to try out the key functionality of ABBYY Business Card Reader in the simplest way. The supported devices include Apple iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G (OS 3.1 or later) with close-up lenses.
ABBYY Business Card Reader is a convenient and reliable business tool that transfers contact data from business cards directly to the iPhone address book by using the device’s camera and ABBYY’s text recognition technology. Names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and other key information found on a business card can be saved automatically to the corresponding fields of a phone book without the need for further reorganization of the obtained data. The application can process text in 16 languages to include multilingual business cards.
Supported functions of the new trial versions of ABBYY Business Card Reader include:
* ABBYY Business Card Reader Lite for iPhone – Captures all data on a business card and previews the results on a display. But unlike the fully-functional version, it saves to the iPhone address book only the following types of information: First Name, Last Name, and the first detected Phone Number. The Lite version is available for $0.99 (or the equivalent in your local currency) at the Apple AppStore.
* ABBYY Business Card Reader Free for iPhone – Designed for trial purposes and available free of charge at the Apple AppStore. This version captures and recognizes all data on a business card and displays the results in a preview window but it does not provide the possibility to save the contacts in the address book.
Upgrade to Full Version:
Users of the both trial versions can easily upgrade them to the full version directly from the application installed on their device. After clicking the “Buy” button, the payment from the user’s AppStore account will be made and the current version will be upgraded automatically. All versions of ABBYY Business Card Reader for iPhone are available via the Apple AppStore accessible through iTunes(R).
ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and language 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 Inspectorate, 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.