A2iA, the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent classification of paper documents, announced that Business Solutions Magazine (BSM) named A2iA a Best Channel Vendor for 2010 in the ECM and Data Capture Software category. Excelling in the Product Features, Product Innovation and Product Reliability areas, this marks the second consecutive year that A2iA has received this distinction within the reseller and channel community.

    Conducted in partnership with Penn State University, this BSM web-based survey is one of the largest of its kind, resulting in more than 12,000 votes. Participants were asked to rate their vendor partners on a scale of 0 to 5 in seven categories and an overall score for each vendor was determined.

    "We are honored to be recognized by the channel two years in a row," said Jean-Louis Fages, A2iA President & Chairman of the Board. "A2iA is dedicated to being proactive in the market place and this award is a testimony to our commitment to the needs of the users."

    In contrast with traditional OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and ICR (Intelligent Character recognition) technologies that can only process printed characters or block manuscript, the IWR (Intelligent Word Recognition) technology developed by A2iA reads freeform cursive handwriting by recognizing entire words and strings of words. Available in 23-country versions and 6-languages, the toolkits are proven to reduce data-entry costs and improve workflow automation.

    About A2iA
    A2iA, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis, recognition engines are used to enhance the forms-processing, transaction-processing, content management, document management, and knowledge management systems from leading vendors. For more information, visit www.a2ia.com.