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I.R.I.S. Nominated as Best Vendor at RetailVision 2006

I.R.I.S. was one of five companies to receive nominations in the Best Vendor category (April 26, 2006)

Delray Beach, FL, April 26, 2006 I.R.I.S. Group, (Euronext Brussels: IRI) a market leader in Intelligent Document Recognition (IDR), Electronic Document Management (EDM) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR), today announced that the company was nominated for the Best of RetailVision® Awards during the RetailVision® Spring 2006 event, which was held April 4-7 in San Antonio, Texas.  I.R.I.S. was one of five companies to receive nominations in the Best Vendor category.

For these awards, the leading retailers for North America and Latin America evaluated and recognized vendors of consumer technology for their product innovation and channel strategies. For the past 16 years, the Best of RetailVision Awards have been acknowledged as one of the computer retailing industrys leading honors.

?We believe these awards truly represent the best of the new products and strategic initiatives that are driving growth in both the North American and Latin American retail channels, said Pete Prentice, Senior Global Director for RetailVision. ?Underscoring their significance is the fact that every winner and nominee is directly chosen by the top 100-Level Retailers and Distributors who are the market leaders in consumer technology.

?We are extremely honored and proud to have been chosen by the leading Retailers as a Best of RetailVision Nominee, said Jean-Marc Fontaine, Director of Sales and Operations for I.R.I.S.  ?We believe this nomination is a significant confirmation of our efforts, strategies and product innovation. It adds tremendous credibility to our retail and overall channel penetration.

At RetailVision, I.R.I.S. unveiled its complete new range of products in mobile scanning and Optical Character Recognition, including:

Readiris Pro 11 for Windows
A powerful productivity booster for flatbed scanners, ?all-in-one devices and digital cameras. It retypes scanned documents and image files and converts PDF files in editable text, maintaining the original layout and offering an unprecedented speed and OCR accuracy.  Also available for Macintosh.

IRISPen Family
This group of pen scanner products is USB powered and connected and transforms tedious manual encoding tasks in a fast and amusing scanning. Printed text and figures are instantly entered into any application, right at the cursor position. The unique IRISPen Translator uses a technology bundle with the specialized translation software @promt, to provide high-end translation capabilities.

The scanner, small and light, allows users to scan business cards wherever they are. It scans in 600 dpi color and connects via a USB port. Very fast and accurate, it recognizes business cards from over 54 different countries! In seconds, the IRISCard analyzes the information contained in the business cards, then sends it to the appropriate fields of a preferred contact database and creates an electronic address book.  

About Vision Events

Vision Events, a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) company, is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring resellers and end users together with leading and emerging vendors in private boardroom appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector. Additional information about Vision Events can be found at

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 2005, the revenue of I.R.I.S. Group was 73,968,432. I.R.I.S. has more than 300 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 2005, I.R.I.S. has been listed on the ?Europes 500 fastest growing companies for the third year in a row <!--[endif]-->
For more information on our company, our solutions or our products, visit the I.R.I.S. website at



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