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Adobe and I.R.I.S. Sign Long-Term Partnership Agreement

Partnership facilitates integration of I.R.I.S. OCR technology into Adobe PDF Scan Library SDK (May 18, 2006)

I.R.I.S. Group, (Euronext: IRI), a market leader in Automatic Document Recognition (ADR), Electronic Document Management (EDM) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR), announced today the finalization of a technological and commercial agreement with Adobe Systems Incorporated. Under the agreement, Adobe will integrate I.R.I.S. OCR technology into its PDF Scan Library software developers kit (SDK) based on several modules of the IRIS Developer Reading System (iDRS) available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms.

The Adobe PDF Scan Library enables embedded controllers, desktop and server applications to generate searchable, secure, and compact PDF files from scanned paper documents. The iDRS contains the most recent advancements in optical character recognition technologies developed by I.R.I.S. The companys cross-platform technology provides Adobe users with powerful searchable-PDF capabilities for Windows (including the new 64-bit OS), Macintosh (including Universal Binaries ready for the MacIntel platform) and Linux.

?We are pleased to establish this partnership with Adobe, a pioneer in the field of electronic document technologies, as well as a key player in the software industry, explains Dr. Pierre De Muelenaere, President and CEO of I.R.I.S. ?This collaboration will enable many more users to benefit from our sophisticated OCR capabilities.

?The addition of I.R.I.S. recognition capabilities into the Adobe PDF Scan Library helps ensure that scanning hardware and software developers will be able to design customized paper-to-digital solutions that make business processes more efficient and responsive, stated Dan Baum, vice president of New Business Initiatives, Adobe.

Features and Functionality of iDRS

* Cross platform support
* Modular application
* Support for more than 120 languages
* Banking fonts
* Barcode Recognition 1-D and 2-D
* Multiple output formats including PDF, RTF, HTML, Unicode TXT or XML
* Advanced image processing

About I.R.I.S.
Image Recognition Integrated Systems (I.R.I.S.), a Belgian company founded in 1987 and listed on Euronext (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.

For more information on our company, our solutions or our products, visit the I.R.I.S. website at or call I.R.I.S. at 800.447.4744 (9A-5P EST)


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Related Keywords:I.R.I.S., Adobe, iDRS, SDK , PDF, optical character recognition; OCR

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