IRIS and SYSTRAN sign OEM agreement to integrate IRIS OCR into SYSTRAN translation solutions


PARIS, April 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SYSTRAN, leader in language translation software , is pleased to announce together with IRIS, member of Canon Group, European leader in Mobile Scanning peripherals, Intelligent Document Recognition (IDR), Information Management and Optimized IT Infrastructure (ICT), an OEM agreement to enhance SYSTRAN products translation capabilities.

IRIS OCR (optical character recognition) technology is the heart of IRIS Products & Technologies division. For 30 years, IRIS engineers are improving the OCR engine transforming IRIS in an international leader on this market, recognized by prestigious brands such as Hewlett-Packard or Adobe to name a few.

To keep it simple, IRIS OCR is able to 'read' an image in more than 130 languages and transform the pixels into an editable text. Once the image is recognized, the computer automatically retypes the scanned text. It allows to free the information captured into scanned documents and to make it available for archiving or sharing purposes.

With today's agreement, SYSTRAN will integrate IRIS OCR into two of its bestselling solutions: SYSTRAN Enterprise Server and SYSTRAN Desktop. IRIS OCR will be used to convert PDF documents into text in order to allow SYSTRAN solutions to analyze or translate the extracted text. This agreement has been possible thanks to the very good synchronization between the two parts to put in place a win-win partnership. SYSTRAN  also chose IRIS OCR engine because of IRIS technology quality, the speed of the document recognition as well as the wide coverage of platform and modules IRIS offered (Win, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, .)

With decades of experience developing intelligent language technologies, SYSTRAN helps international organizations enhance multilingual communication and increase productivity. "Powered by robust IRIS OCR capabilities, our solutions enable business users to process scanned documents in more than 45 languages and thus render them easier to modify, translate, share and archive" says Arnaud Dufournet, Marketing & Communications Director at SYSTRAN.


For over four decades, SYSTRAN has been the market leader in language-translation products and solutions, covering all types of platforms, from desktop to internet and enterprise servers.

To help organizations enhance multilingual communication and increase productivity, SYSTRAN delivers real-time language solutions for internal collaboration, search, eDiscovery, content management, online customer support and e-Commerce.

With the ability to facilitate communication in 130+ language combinations, SYSTRAN is the leading choice of global companies, Defense and Security organizations, and Language Service Providers. SYSTRAN is also the official translation solutions provider for the S-Translator, a default-embedded app on the Samsung Galaxy S and Note series.

Since its early beginnings, SYSTRAN has been pioneering advances in machine translation and Natural Language Processing. Its latest achievement, a new-generation Hybrid MT, combines the predictability and language consistency of rule-based machine translation with the fluency of statistical MT.

SYSTRAN is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea; Paris, France; and San Diego, USA.

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About I.R.I.S

The IRIS mission is to increase our clients' productivity and knowledge by helping them to better manage their documents, data and information.

I.R.I.S. Products & Technologies develops Intelligent Document Recognition technologies and products and markets its portfolio of products worldwide through solid partnerships.

I.R.I.S. Professional Solutions enables companies and government bodies to find in one company the innovative expertise and high-tech solutions to efficiently manage their documents, information flows and IT infrastructures.

IRIS, member of the Canon Group, employs over 500 staff, based in Louvain-la-Neuve, Vilvoorde and Antwerp (Belgium); Orly (France); Windhof (Luxembourg); Amstelveen and Maastricht (Netherlands); Aachen (Germany); Delray Beach (Florida, USA) and Hong Kong (China).

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Arnaud Dufournet
Marketing & Communication Director, SYSTRAN
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 82 49 00

Catherine Rochigneux
Marketing & Communication Manager, I.R.I.S
Tel: +32 (0)10 487 438

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