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I.R.I.S. Intros Cross-Platform Business Card Readers

IRISCard Scanners Offer Powerful Contact Management Tools Which (April 04, 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 U.S. availability of IRISCard Pro and IRISCard mini. The lightweight, portable and comprehensive business card scanning solutions transform business card information into electronic data useable in a manageable contact database.

To date, I.R.I.S. has achieved notable success implementing its business card reader technology. With the expansion of the IRISCard line, users around the world can now manage their contacts accurately and efficiently. Compatible with both PC and Mac platforms, IRISCard Pro and IRISCard mini are simple to use, and offer unprecedented processing speed.  The portability, design and ability to recognize business cards from 54 countries make the products an ideal tool for the frequent overseas business traveler, as well as other professionals, freelancers, companies exhibiting at tradeshows, administrative staff and home users.

“With IRISCard Pro and IRISCard mini, we are extending the capabilities of our business card scanning solutions to a wider audience,” said Jean-Marc Fontaine, director of U.S. sales for I.R.I.S.  “The modern design and cross-platform usability of the IRISCard Pro and IRISCard mini make the products more accessible for occasional users who need to keep contacts up to date as well as frequent business travelers.  Given these features, resellers and distributors of our products will find that the IRISCard line considerably expands the range of potential customers.”

Features and functionality of the IRISCard Pro and IRISCard mini include:

IRISCard Pro

Optimized OCR Technology: I.R.I.S. combines its optimized OCR engine and Field Parsing technology to convert scanned business cards into a comprehensive address book with electronic contacts and color images;
Color Scanning, Storage and Display: The dedicated business card scanner is a 600 dpi color scanner which allows scanning, storage and display modes for business cards in color, grayscale and black-and-white;
Powerful Synchronization: Synchronizes with the most popular contact databases — Pocket PCs, Outlook, ACT!, Palm OS, Lotus Notes and GoldMine. Update the content of the electronic address book with the latest information entered in Cardiris database;
Export and Import Contacts: Update the address book in the most popular contact managers or in Cardiris. Export contacts in the vCard and HTML format or as comma delimited text. Color images of business cards can be included in the export;
Export Business Card Images: Export color images of the cards directly into Microsoft® Outlook®, ACT!TM, Lotus Notes® or in the HTML file;
Send E-mail Directly from the IRISCard Pro Database: A simple click on the e-mail address in the database allows the user to create a new e-mail. A click on the web address launches Internet Explorer directly to the page.
IRISCard mini

New Hardware:
The IRISCard mini is a compact and light A8 (Dimensions: 4.52’’ (L)* 2.71’’ (W) *1.14’’ (H) - Weight: less than 4.4 oz) scanner in metal color that travels very easily. Portability enables users to keep contact database updated at all times;

New Interface Languages:
Apart from the 6 usual interface languages for the I.R.I.S. products – English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and German -, the IRISCard mini can also be installed in Portuguese and Russian. The IRISCard mini Asian is also completely localized and offers an interface in Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese ;

Powerful Synchronization:
Synchronizes with the most popular contact databases — Pocket PCs, Outlook, ACT!, Palm OS, Lotus Notes and GoldMine. Update the content of the electronic address book with the latest information entered in Cardiris database;

Intuitive User Interface:
A new and intuitive interface guides users through the main functions of the IRISCard mini.
Price and Availability

The IRISCard scanners are available immediately through distribution and retail channels in the U.S. The product will also be sold on I.R.I.S.’ online shop at

The SRP for the IRISCard Pro is $199 and the IRISCard Mini is $129.

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.

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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