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ABBYY to Showcase Digitisation in Action with Partners at BETT 2013

Theale, UK (17 January 2013) ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, will be exhibiting at BETT, the UK's largest education technology tradeshow. ABBYY will be joined by HoverCam, which will be on hand to demonstrate its leading document scanner products, and Proactive Learning, distributor of many leading audio/visual products to schools and educational institutions.

ABBYY text recognition software, such as FineReader and Recognition Server, provides intuitive tools for digitising documents and converting scans, photographs and PDF files into editable and searchable electronic formats. These productivity and efficiency tools are a time-saving alternative to manual retyping and help unlock content from paper and images.

Many people working in education can benefit from using ABBYY FineReader OCR software. Teachers and administrative staff use FineReader to more easily convert documents for use in making exam/study materials or for creating searchable archives of important documents. SENCOs and ICTs use FineReader to convert books and other study materials to text that can be used with assistive technologies, such as text-to-speech software, to improve the lives of students with learning and physical impairments.

The HoverCam together with ABBYY FineReader Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software provides a powerful tool in the coping strategies of those with special needs. It allows students and support workers to easily convert printed documents to speech and useable text whether at home, in the classroom or on the move. As a special promotion, a bundle of ABBYY FineReader 11 and the HoverCam T5 will be on offer at a reduced price for visitors who make a purchase or register their interest at the show*.

"BETT is an important showcase for both evolving technologies and new solutions," says James Nelson of HoverCam United Kingdom. "We are using this year's show to launch the first solution bundle from our technology partnership with ABBYY. For more than a decade ABBYY has lead the way in Optical Character Recognition software and today we have taken this guaranteed performance and combined it with our unique document camera to offer a truly portable OCR solution."

Please contact [email protected] to make an appointment or come to stand B104 in the SEN Area. For more information about ABBYY products please go to:

*For more information about the BETT Special Bundle Offer please go to:

For general queries about HoverCam please contact [email protected] or go to

About ABBYY UK Ltd.
ABBYY UK is a member of the ABBYY Group and supports sales and marketing activities in Western Europe. ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. 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. ABBYY offers Professional Services to help customers implementing business solutions based on ABBYY's products. 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, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. 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, 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, FineReader, ADRT, 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.

For more information, please contact:
Colin Miller
Elsenheimerstrasse 49
D - 80687 Munich
Tel.: 089/511 159-0
Fax: 089/511 159-59
E-Mail: [email protected]

Press contact:
AxiCom UK
Jamie Stevenson
+44 (0) 208 392 4095
[email protected]

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