I.R.I.S. is shipping IRISPdf Server 6.0, including iHQC, I.R.I.S. new & revolutionary high quality compression technology!

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I.R.I.S. Group, a publicly traded company (Euronext: IRI), market leader in Automatic Document Recognition (ADR), Electronic Document Management (EDM) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) have announced the worldwide availability of IRISPdf Server 6.0, the latest version of its compression and production OCR server, and the launch of its new revolutionary compression technology, iHQC (intelligent High Quality Compression).

IRISPdf is an advanced OCR server solution that allows users to structure, index and convert volumes of scanned documents into electronic data and to supply any document management system with the appropriate file format. The system is designed as a server and works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

iHQC technology included!:

Until now, to get the best archiving size and save storage space, companies were choosing Black&White scanning instead of color. Indeed, for the same resolution, there is a huge difference between the size of an image file (compressed in jpeg or jpeg 2000) scanned in color and the size of an image file scanned in black and white (compressed in Tiff group 4).

However with iHQC, I.R.I.S.s new compression technology, it is now possible to create highly-compressed and fully-searchable PDF files in color with a smaller file size than the Black&White compressed images. That means that important information brought by color can now be preserved and will no longer be lost. You get a very small, color PDF file from your document image without losing visual quality and text legibility. In addition, the PDF files generated can be read by any Acrobat Reader and are fully searchable thanks to the OCR process applied during the conversion.

The new version of IRISPdf Server 6.0, combined with the iHQC add-on, contains easy-to-control parameters allowing the user to choose the best compromise between quality and size depending on the application.

iHQC Key Benefits:

  • Turn your scanned color documents into highly-compressed PDF files without compromising their quality 
  • Get PDF-iHQC files with incredible visual quality and text legibility
  • Send a collection of color documents as e-mail attchments 
  • Save storage space with the highly efficient file size of PDF-iHQC 
  • Save bandwidth to share and make all your documents more accessible to any users inside or outside your company 
  • No matter the numbers of documents you archive, retrieve them in a click using keywords searches 
  • Save time on pre-sorting by scanning all your documents of any kind in color you no longer need to sort b&w and color documents
  • Store your files on CDs more easily
  • Download your files faster from any intranet or document management system

Pierre De Muelenaere, President and CEO of I.R.I.S., said: iHQC is a very powerful technology. It is to documents what MP3 is to music, in terms of quality and size. IRISPdf Server 6.0 is the first I.R.I.S. product to include iHQC. As the market has shown a great interest in this technology since it was unveiled at the I.R.I.S. International Partners Meeting 2007 in February, we expect this new version of IRISPdf to be a great international success.

There are 6 different versions of IRISPdf developed for worldwide leading scanning solutions:

IRISPdf Server, IRISPdf for Kodak Capture Software, IRISPdf Server for Kodak Capture Software, IRISIPdf for Kofax Ascent Capture, IRISPdf Server for eCopy Sharescan OP and IRISPdf Developer Edition. Each of them has been enhanced with the new IRISPdf Server 6.0 features, including iHQC compression.

IRISPdf Server 6.0 is also fully compatible with other I.R.I.S. corporate solutions such as IRISCapture Pro for Invoices (automatic invoice reading), I.R.I.S. DocCenter (electronic document management) and I.R.I.S. DocShare (enterprise content management system).

IRISPdf 6.0 features

NEW! iHQCAdd-On: PDF with hyper-compression technology
I.R.I.S. intelligent High Quality Compression technology is designed to convert standard color images into highly-compressed PDF files with searchable text while maintaining the same image quality. Your PDF files will only be a fraction of their original size even with the searchable text.
iHQC basic compression level, called Level 1 Good Quality, is included in IRISPdf Server 6.0 but you can also enjoy the best compression levels of the iHQC in limited volumes (1000 documents/year). To process larger volumes of documents with iHQC best compression levels, the iHQC add-on must be installed. As the iHQC technology is sold as an add-on, prices are based on the volumes of documents you want to process with this new technology (an unlimited version also exists).

NEW! multi-CPU Add-On
IRISPdf Server 6.0 spreads the workload across the dual/quadri cores of your CPU(s) to make the best use of your computer or server resources. With this new add-on, multiple tasks and conversion of important volumes of documents can be achieved much more quickly. IRISPdf Server 6.0 can process more than 20,000 documents a day but with the new multi-CPU add-on, you can process up to 35,000 documents a day on a dual core CPU and up to 60,000 documents on a quadri-core CPU!

NEW! Output formats

IRISPdf Server 6.0 can simultaneously generate fully searchable PDF and signed PDF files, DOC, RTF, TXT, HTML, WordML & XML files from one source document or image.

With IRISPdf Server 6.0, the number of output formats has been extended and it is now also possible to generate:

  • PDF/A files: Stricter than a regular PDF, this is the ideal PDF format for long-term archiving
  • PDF Security Method: apply restrictions to protect your PDF or PDF-iHQC documents or to give specific rights (print, modify, etc.) to different users
  • OpenDocument Text (.odt) files: OpenDocument Text is a fully-documented open format based on XML. It can be read into OpenOffice and StarOffice.

NEW! OCR Accuracy Report
With this new tool, compare the quality of the OCR process done with different settings to define the parameters you need to get the best OCR results on your documents

Barcode recognition            
Barcode reading is available and can be used as a specific feature to configure document naming and document separation according to the bar codes values.

Watched Folder             
IRISPdf Watched Folder mode has been designed to process large volumes of documents automatically, 24/7. You can create several watched folders and each will contain different settings to meet your needs according to the different kind of documents you are processing. Just configure your scanner to drop your files in the appropriate watched folder and IRISPdf Server will initiate the recognition of the new documents with the pre-configured settings of this watched folder and export the output file directly in the pre-established format(s) and to the right place.

Extensive language support           
The number of languages recognized by IRISPdf Server 6.0 is impressive and growing with each version. It supports more than 120 languages with add-ons for Hebrew, 4 Asian languages (Japanese, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese) and Arabic! Moreover, IRISPdf can recognize up to 5 different languages on the same document.

Prices and availability

IRISPdf 6.0 is available immediately through I.R.I.S. VAR network:
o IRISPdf Server: $2,990
o IRISPdf for KODAK Capture Software: $1,990
o IRISPdf Server for KODAK Capture Software: $4,990
o IRISPdf Server for eCopy Sharescan OP: $2,990
o IRISPdf for Kofax Ascent Capture: $2,990
o IRISPdf Developer Edition: $1,990
o Asian add-on: $495
o Hebrew add-on: $495
o Banking Fonts add-on: $495
o Arabic add-on: $990
o iHQC add-on: From $990 to $6,990
o Multi-CPU add-on: $2990

About I.R.I.S.

Image Recognition Integrated Systems (I.R.I.S.), a Belgian company founded in 1987 and listed on Euronext Brussels (IRI), is a leader in the Document to Knowledge market, and provides extremely high-quality solutions for converting paper documents into electronic formats for archiving, storing, managing and sharing digital information. 

In 2006, the revenue of I.R.I.S. Group was 81,756,119. I.R.I.S. has more than 400 employees based in Louvain-la-Neuve and Brussels (Belgium), Orly (France), Luxembourg and Delray Beach (USA).  I.R.I.S. has been awarded Enterprise of the Year 2002, and received the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500 Award in 2002 and 2004. In 2006, I.R.I.S. was listed on the Europes 500 fastest growing companies for the fourth year in a row.

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