Sharp MFPs Now Equipped with ABBYY OCR!

ABBYY FineReader Engine empowers Scan Accessory Kit (the software running on the new Sharp MFP MX-AP14 scan accessory, see below) to convert scanned paper documents in 21 languages into electronic files (searchable PDF, DOCX, etc.). With a help of MX-AP14 scan accessory the conversion can be done directly from the MFP device, without using a PC.

Front view:

Back view (MX-AP14 scan accessory itself):

Image source: http://www.sharp.co.jp/business/print/download/catalogs/mxap14.pdf

McDonald’s Relies on ABBYY OCR Technology to Power Mobile App

McDonald’s in Germany launched a special promotion during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil: By sending the unique code, which was printed on his cup or food packaging, each McDonald’s customer had the opportunity to win a valuable prize. To make the data entry more convenient for the participants the company offered a possibility to photograph the code with a mobile phone instead of entering it manually. To enable this, the McDonald’s creative agency Razorfish developed a special app that used the ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK for reading out the individual codes and sending it directly to the database for the lottery.

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Aviasales extracts passport data on-the-fly

Russian’s largest travel search engine, Aviasales (known worldwide as JetRadar), has recently released a new version of its mobile application enriched with the ability to capture and submit all necessary passenger’s data in a few clicks. The application offers you to make a picture of Machine-Readable Zone (MRZ) of your passport and uses ABBYY Cloud OCR Engine to extract data on-the-fly. 

 

 

 

Step 1. A passenger info page. Tap the “New passenger” button

Step 2. Add information manually or by taking a photo. Tap the camera icon.

Step 3. Read the instructions. A laconic advise - where to focus.