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I.R.I.S. Announces the IRISPen Express Pen Scanner for Mac OS X

New Pen Scanner with Text Recognition for Mac OS X

I.R.I.S. Group, a publicly traded company (Euronext: IRI), market leader in Automatic Document Recognition (ADR), Electronic Document Management (EDM) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) announced today the worldwide availability of the IRISPen Express, a USB Pen Scanner to scan and instantly encode printed information.

Over the past years, I.R.I.S. developed a strong reputation in the pen scanner market thanks to its performing “Pen Character Recognition” technology, which is able to recognize 55 languages with high speed and accuracy.

Today, I.R.I.S. reinforces his leadership introducing the IRISPen Express, a usa powered and connected pen scanner, which transforms the tedious manual encoding tasks in a fast and amusing scanning. Printed text and figures are instantly entered into ANY Windows and Mac OS application, right at the cursor position.

Pierre De Mulenaere, President and CEO, comments: “The IRISPen Express is based on a new design. It is smaller and it connects easily to the usa port. It is delivered with the powerful recognition software based on the unique PCRTM technology of I.R.I.S. It will please any user who need a small portable electronic hi-lighter which retypes text instantly.”

IRISPen Express Benefits
Very Easy- To-Use
The IRISPen Express works just like a highlighter. Slide the pen over printed text and numbers and they are automatically retyped in your application.
Extremely Fast
The IRISPen Express instantly enters scanned information wherever your cursor is. Retype at up to 1,000 characters per second!
Incredibly Accurate
The IRISPen Express reaches up to 100% accuracy!
Smart, Portable, Versatile
The IRISPen Express is small, light and portable. Use it with your laptop, desktop or tablet PC, wherever you go!

IRISPen Express Features
High Recognition Performance
Text and numbers (even printed on dynamic or colored backgrounds) will be accurately retyped in your application with impressive precision.
Unique Grayscale Recognition
Store grayscale images in your applications. While you scan, the IRISPen Express adapts itself to background changes.
Fast Scanning Speed
It recognizes up to 3.15 inches per second.
Unbeatable Recognition Speed
It recognizes up to 1,000 characters per second!
Extensive Foreign Language Support
It recognizes up to 55 languages.
Programmable Pen Buttons
Easily assign keyboard commands to the 2 pen buttons.
Convenient USB Connection
. Directly connect the IRISPen Express to the USB port of your laptop, desktop or
tablet PC
. Easy plug-and-play installation
. Low power consumption in idle mode
. Powered by the USB port. No batteries required!

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Free Companion Software
The Cardiris Limited Edition (for PC only) and the 30-day trial version of Readiris Pro are included.

System requirements
A Mac as computer with a G3 processor, Mac as 9.x to 10.x, recommended disk space of 50 MB. A USB port from the Mac, or from a powered USB hub, and a CD-ROM drive.

Price and availability
The IRISPen Express is available in the USA, Europe, and Asia. Users can purchase the IRISPen Express from retail outlets, as well as at an MSRP is $129.99.

About I.R.I.S.
Image Recognition Integrated Systems (I.R.I.S.), a Belgian company founded in 1987 and listed on Euronext Brussels (IRI), is a leader on the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) market, the Automatic Document Reading (ADR) and the Electronic Document Management markets. I.R.I.S. also develops market leading pen and business card scanners. For more information, visit the I.R.I.S. website at

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