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OKI Europe enhances optical character recognition capability across their portfolio of MFPs for optimised document workflows


Egham, 8th April 2014

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OKI Europe has enhanced the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) functionality across their range of multifunction printers with Recognition Server from leading document capture company ABBYY available as a low cost add-on.

OCR is powerful functionality that enables SMBs and workgroups to streamline their end-to-end document workflows and drive operational cost efficiencies through the conversion of paper documents or document images that organisations deal with on a daily basis.

Recognition Server from ABBYY offers enterprise-scale OCR and document conversion providing highly accurate conversion of images into MS Office formats (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or searchable PDF and PDF/A for the purpose of structuring, searching and archiving. It enables automated, unattended document processing that can be managed and accessed from within an organisation as well as remotely with recognition of up to 190 languages.

OKI Europe’s multifunction printers are designed to offer high quality printing and tailored document management solutions specifically for small to medium sized businesses. These robust devices are based on OKI’s heritage of LED technology and provide cost efficient print, copy, scan and fax* functionality, now with the added benefit of server-based OCR capability, to further streamline document workflows and deliver cost efficiencies.

“Managing document workflows effectively is no longer just an issue for large enterprise companies, but a concern for businesses of any size,” says Javier Lopez, senior manager, managed print services, OKI Europe. “OKI’s Smart Document Managed Solutions strategy recognises the key role that printing plays in improving operational efficiencies and, as part of this, the enhanced OCR and document conversion capability within our MFPs will enable smaller businesses to significantly manage their workflows better.”

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OCR and document conversion is ideally-designed for businesses processing large volumes of documents, including the digitisation of existing paper-based archives. SMBs can also convert documents from a range of sources, including MFPs and network or desktop scanners and create digital, indexed documents for their document management and workflow systems.

“Paper is still an important source of information for many business processes and customers have identified cost savings of up to 30% as a result of smarter document management,” says Lopez. “The addition of ABBYY’s Recognition Server provides a simple yet powerful document capture system that enables firms to convert paper to searchable and re-usable electronic documents. This takes our MFPs to a new level of performance, providing customers with greater efficiency and productivity as they look to improve their competitiveness.”

*Fax is available on selected MFP models only

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About OKI Europe

OKI Europe Ltd is a division of OKI Data Corporation, a global business-to-business organisation dedicated to creating professional in-house printed communications products, applications and services which are designed to increase the efficiency of today’s and tomorrow’s businesses.

The company is well-established as one of Europe’s leading printer brands, in terms of value and units shipped. For over 60 years OKI Europe has been delivering advanced printing solutions worldwide, introducing ground-breaking technologies that support the needs of businesses large and small. Our pioneering development of digital LED printing technology has placed OKI at the forefront of the market in delivering high-definition, eco-friendly printing devices.

In addition to a vast portfolio of award-winning printers and MFPs, OKI offers a range of services to help optimise print and document workflows. This, together with an integrated suite of software technologies and tools, can help businesses take control of their print and document costs in a secure environment, whether office based, mobile or in the cloud.

Today OKI Europe employs approximately 1,100 people in 21 locations (sales offices and production sites) and is represented in 60 countries throughout the EMEA region.

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OKI Data Corporation is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd., established in 1881 and Japan’s first telecommunications manufacturer.


ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. Its key products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools, , supporting a variety of platforms and computing environments. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive linguistic solutions to corporate customers. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY solutions to automate time- and labour-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan and Taiwan.

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