November 14, 2006 08:02 ET

ZyLAB Announces Full Text and OCR Support for Hebrew Language

Over 200 Languages Supported by ZyLAB, Including All Western-European, Eastern-European, Baltic, African, Asian and South-American Languages

VIENNA, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- ZyLAB, an innovative developer of Information Access Solutions, today announced that its award-winning software, ZyIMAGE, now supports the Hebrew language. This support is based on growing business opportunities in Israel and the Jewish community as well as worldwide requirements to search and retrieve one of the world's oldest languages.

ZyLAB offers translated products for English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Romanian, Khmer, Arabic and Farsi. Dedicated to providing the most comprehensive array of language support in the world, ZyLAB's optical character recognition (OCR) and full-text indexing technology now supports well over 200 languages including all Western-European, Eastern-European, Baltic, African, Asian and South-American languages.

ZyLAB's technical ability for broad language and character recognition enhances the accuracy of stored information searches and helps diminish the costs incurred by incorrect searches or text correction. Automatic language recognition during the OCR process, as well as the ZyIMAGE software's ability to choose between the best results of multiple OCR engines (i.e. the "voting" algorithm), simplifies the OCR process significantly and offers in the best possible OCR performance in multi-lingual environments.

"We continue to get requests from around the world to support the Hebrew language, including support for searching and retrieving various historical archives in Israel," said Dr. Johannes Scholtes, president of ZyLAB North America LLC. "In addition, as a global solutions provider we are currently focused on expanding our reseller channel in Israel and believe this market has great potential and offers us a great opportunity."

About ZyLAB

For over 20 years, ZyLAB has provided commercial and government organizations around the world with award-winning information access solutions. The ZyIMAGE Information Access Platform is a complete XML-based system that provides a secure foundation for the long-term archiving, management and retrieval of information, from digitized paper documents, to electronic files, to e-mail and attachments, to multimedia.

With over 7,500 installations and 350,000 users worldwide, ZyLAB has a wealth of experience and knowledge across a variety of industries and business applications. Federal clients include the Executive Office of the President and the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security, Justice and Defense, as well as all branches of the US Armed Forces and investigative teams at the FBI, SEC, and Amtrak's OIG. Hundreds of state and local governments also rely on ZyLAB, such as The State of California, Montgomery County, Maryland, and The Town of Jackson, Wyoming. ZyLAB's numerous commercial clients include leading companies like American Express, Anheuser-Busch, Dominion Virginia Power, Lockheed Martin, Pacific Life, and Shell Oil. For more information visit:

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