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Scan-Optics, Inc. Awarded Patent for Context-Edit.

MANCHESTER, CT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 1999--Scan-Optics, Inc. (NASDAQ National Market: SOCR), a leader in high volume document imaging systems, today announced that it has been assigned a patent from the U.S. Patent Office for its Context-Edit product. Context-Edit, developed for use with the Series 9000 neural recognition engine, is a process that corrects OCR errors for predefined field types. Context-Edit performs a contextual analysis of the results of each OCR data field, such as names and addresses. Based on this analysis, the OCR results are verified and corrected automatically. The accuracy of the data is greatly improved, while at the same time the operator verification and correction process is made significantly more efficient. Edward Scanlon, Principal Software Engineer for Scan-Optics, invented the software product 4 years ago and applied for the patent in 1996.

According to Joel Howser, Vice President of Product Development for Scan-Optics, "As a Company that has provided industry-leading OCR and ICR solutions for 30 years, Scan-Optics is extremely pleased and proud to receive this patent for Context-Edit. It further proves the Company's ability to provide cutting edge technology to its customers."

Scan-Optics, Inc., with headquarters in Manchester, Connecticut, is recognized internationally as an innovator and solution provider in the information management and imaging business. It designs, manufactures and services products and systems for character recognition, image processing and display, data capture, data entry, and multi-user business computers. Scan-Optics' systems and software are marketed worldwide to commercial and government customers directly and through distributors. The Company has sales and service offices located throughout the U.S. and abroad. Additional information is available at
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