I.R.I.S. releases a brand new version of its flagship OCR software Readiris(TM) 14

Free your business from paper and send your documents directly to the Cloud!

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I.R.I.S., a technology company (listed on EURONEXT Brussels: IRI), specializing in Intelligent Document Recognition (IDR), Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Optimized IT Infrastructure (ICT) is very pleased to announce the release of the Readiris(TM) 14 product family for both Windows and Mac platforms.

Readiris(TM) Pro 14 and Readiris(TM) Corporate 14 are advanced software solutions for private and professional users, as well as small and large organizations that need to digitize their paper information for easier archiving and sharing and to optimize their business processes.

There are new challenges for companies in a fast-changing world where information is key and companies rival with innovation and efficiency. Creating digital information to ease business processes becomes crucial to allow people to focus on their core missions without losing time searching documents. Furthermore companies as well as single users are now all connected to applications available from the Cloud: information sharing has never been so fast and easy. In this environment, Readiris(TM) is the perfect tool to convert paper documents and images into the right digital format and to send it in the Cloud.

Readiris(TM) 14's extensive list of available digital formats includes Word, Excel or PDF files. Think about your invoices, receipts, contracts, notarial acts or even pictures taken with your smartphone: in a few clicks, they are converted in a file that will enable you to archive your information, easily retrieve it and share it with your colleagues or friends. The new Readiris(TM) 14 is fully integrated with Cloud services and allows you to send your files directly to Evernote(TM) , Box.net, Google Docs(TM) , Dropbox, SharePoint® (online) and Therefore® (online).

The Corporate version offers real assets to businesses: support of any professional scanner, MFP or digital copier, processing of batches of documents, automatic processing of documents arriving in predefined 'watched folders' (e.g. from a network MFP), hyper-compression of PDF files, practical indexing features, conversion of business cards into electronic contacts... are all features aimed at boosting your company's productivity.

Readiris 14 Key Features

Turn paper documents into editable, digital text (PDF, Word®, Excel®, OpenOffice, etc.).

Never retype any text and save a maximum of time to scan, recognize, convert and archive all your documents in just a single click! You get a fully editable document that you can easily correct, save and share.

Extended support of portable file formats

Turn all your paper documents into searchable PDF, PDF/A and XPS files. Convert any PDF into editable text. (I.R.I.S. is a member of PDF/A Competence Center)

Shortcuts for faster and easier document processing

When no images have been scanned or opened in Readiris, the SmartTask dashboard is displayed. The user can easily choose the output format he needs without going in the ribbon to configure Readiris(TM) . The most frequent tasks are presented to him: Send to Word; Send to Excel; Archive as PDF; Send to e-mail; Send to Cloud; Document Separation and Indexing

Create searchable PDF files up to 50 times smaller than the original images thanks to iHQC(TM)

Readiris(TM) converts any images into colored and compressed PDF and XPS files without conceding on image quality and on the PDF legibility.

4 PDF formats are available: PDF-image, PDF-text, PDF text-image, PDF image-text

Compression level varies according Readiris(TM) version:

- Readiris(TM) Pro 14: compresses files up to 5 times smaller than the original image size - NEW!
- Readiris(TM) Corporate 14: : compresses files up to 50 times smaller than the original image size

Worldwide & multilingual OCR solution - IMPROVED!

Readiris(TM) OCR engine recognizes 137 languages and up to 5 different languages on a single document. Its user interface is also localized in 28 languages including Asian languages, Russian and Arabic.

New OCR engine for faster processing and enhanced accuracy - NEW!

I.R.I.S. is constantly developing the kernel of its OCR engine which is included in all its software products. A strong investment in R&D guarantees a constant improvement in the quality of OCR results.

Improved multi-core CPU support and multitasks - IMPROVED!

Readiris(TM) uses Multi-thread Processing if your computer is equipped with a multi-core processor. Readiris(TM) is now able to execute a higher number of tasks at the same time, depending of the number of cores of your computer. As a result, the processing speed has been drastically improved.

New user-friendly interface (Office 2010 look) - NEW!

Readiris 14 interface looks completely different from the previous one. The menus and toolbars have been replaced by a Ribbon containing all the commands you need to process documents and to complete your OCR tasks. This new user interface is more friendly and easy to understand because very similar to the Office 2010 look.

Output connectors to the Cloud - NEW!

Connectors are a major improvement of Readiris(TM) 14: they allow the user to easy send his digital documents to his favorite Cloud services. Upload to SharePoint®, SharePoint® Online, Therefore®, ThereFore® Online, Dropbox, Box.net, Google Docs(TM) and Evernote(TM) can be done in a single click!

New OCR for camera pictures (3D correction)* - NEW!

A powerful 3D correction allows to rectify the perspective distortion of images taken with an angle and guaranties excellent OCR results. (* For Readiris 14 Mac only)

Easy Web viewing PDF files - NEW!

Readiris now also generates linearized PDF files, which allow faster web viewing. This feature is especially convenient when you are accessing documents stored on a web server.

Readiris Corporate 14 - Additional features for the corporate world

Powerful indexing tool

Use the "on-the-fly OCR" feature to easily extract any data from the scanned documents. This feature enables you to define the output file location, the subfolder as well as the file name, and to add keywords to optimize its indexing.

Batch OCR and document separation

Separate your batches of documents using barecodes or blank pages. Readiris(TM) automatically recognizes and saves documents into specific output files.

Watched folders

Leave Readiris(TM) Corporate running day after day: any image files you place or change inside the watched folder will be automatically processed.

Recognize business cards thanks to the included* Cardiris® Pro 5 software - NEW!

Readiris(TM) Corporate 14 is delivered with I.R.I.S. business card manager software. Cardiris(TM) Pro 5 quickly scans your business cards, captures the information they contain and instantaneously creates electronic contacts to be sent to your favorite contact manager (Outlook®, ACT®, Lotus Notes®, etc.).

*for boxed version only, not available with download version

Pricing and availability

Readiris(TM) Pro 14 and Readiris(TM) Corporate 14 are available for worldwide distribution. Suggested Retail Prices are 99 € for Readiris(TM) Pro 14 and 599 € for Readiris(TM) Corporate 14.

Free Readiris 14 OCR software for all press members !

I.R.I.S. is offering a free version or Readiris(TM) Corporate 14 to all journalists for private use and testing. To request your product, please write an email to Nicolas Moies, Product Marketing & Communication Manager, Nicolas.moies-delval@iriscorporate.com
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