I.R.I.S. OCR technology integrated into Adobe Acrobat 8 product line

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I.R.I.S. Group, a publicly traded company (Euronext Brussels: IRI), market leader in Intelligent Document   Recognition (IDR), Electronic Document Management (EDM) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR)announced today the integration of its OCR technology into the Adobe Acrobat 8 software product line.

Adobe is the world's leading provider of software solutions to create, manage and deliver high-impact, reliable digital content. Over the years, the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), has become THE standard for electronic document exchange.

This new announcement is an extension of the agreement concluded between both companies at the beginning of this year.
Under this technological and commercial agreement, Adobe is integrating the iDRS (IRIS Developer Reading System), available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms, within the Adobe PDF Scan Library, Adobe PDF generation kit for third parties.Now, Adobe is also integrating the I.R.I.S. OCR technology into its new version of Acrobat. The Acrobat 8 product line, including text recognition, consists of  Acrobat 8 Professional; Acrobat 8 Standard; Acrobat 8 Elements and Acrobat 3D Version 8.

Dr. Pierre De Muelenaere, President and CEO of IRIS, comments: We are pleased to continue this cooperation with Adobe in extending the capabilities of the Paper Capture feature in Acrobat 8. The addition of I.R.I.S. advanced OCR technology will allow Acrobat 8 customers to create searchable PDF files from scanned documents more quickly, accurately, and reliably. Intelligent documents generated from a paper source can then enter the PDF workflow and can be indexed by enterprise content management and other document management systems. The I.R.I.S. OCR technology included in Acrobat 8 supports a wide range of languages and lexicons giving the Adobe customer extraordinary paper-to-PDF conversion capabilities.

Kevin M. Lynch, vice president of Marketing, Knowledge Worker Business Unit, Adobe said: The ability to quickly and accurately search PDF documents is a critical functionality for our Acrobat customers around the world. The addition of I.R.I.S. OCR technology into the Acrobat 8 product line means we will now be able to provide knowledge workers significantly stronger paper-to-digital capabilities. Along with other Acrobat 8 innovations in the areas of creating and combining disparate document types, the addition of I.R.I.S. technology will help us enable customers to more easily and reliably communicate and collaborate with confidence.  

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