London, UK: June 6, 2012 - Today, Gem Distribution Ltd is delighted to announce that IRIS, a market leader in Intelligent Document Recognition is launching a new range of impressive software products.
I.R.I.S started in 1987 as a spin-off from a university lab specialized in Optical Character Recognition. IRIS has grown enormously since 1992, developing and providing new technologies and products for Intelligent Document Recognition, marketing their portfolio worldwide. I.R.I.S offer professional solutions to companies and government bodies enabling them manage their documents, information flows and IT infrastructure more effectively.
Gem Distribution is thrilled to launch the new IRIS range, including IRISCompressor, IRISCompressor Pro and Readiris 14 pro, to the market. IRISCompressor uses a unique compression technology, enabling the user to create standard, searchable PDF files up to 5 times smaller than the original images at a click of a button. IRISCompressor Pro drastically reduces the size of your image files in a single click, creating standard, searchable PDF files up to 20 times smaller than the original image, enabling multiple images to be merged into one compressed PDF file. Finally, Readiris pro enables us to scan and edit paper documents turning them into editable text, in over 130 recognized languages.
The complete range of IRIS products is available from Gem today.
The I.R.I.S. mission is to increase our clients' productivity and knowledge by helping them to better manage their documents, data and information. I.R.I.S. Products & Technologies develops Intelligent Document Recognition technologies and products and markets its portfolio of products worldwide through solid partnerships. I.R.I.S. Professional Solutions enables companies and government bodies to find in one company the innovative expertise and high-tech solutions to efficiently manage their documents, information flows and IT infrastructures.
In 2011, the I.R.I.S. Group achieved sales of 121.3 million Euros. I.R.I.S. employs over 600 staff, based in Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Vilvoorde and Antwerp (Belgium); Orly (France); Windhof (Luxembourg); Amstelveen and Maastricht (Netherlands); Aachen (Germany); Delray Beach (Florida, USA); Hong Kong (China) and Oslo (Norway).
Gem provide our partners with end to end integrated supply chain solutions and added value distribution to the retail channel for gaming, software, peripheral, consumer electronics and connected home technologies. In our third decade, Gem's history of success includes distribution partnerships with Microsoft as well as Logitech, Nintendo, Netgear and Symantec. Gem also offers exclusive UK distribution of Xbox 360, Codemasters, Livescribe and Take Two producing an annual group turnover in excess of £450 million. Gem supply to an extensive customer base including well-known high street and Internet retailers, corporate resellers, mail order companies and independent retailers. We have also recently extended our category reach into new sectors of the market including audio/visual, digital pens and video cameras.
Our multi-facetted business extends outside of sales and distribution providing one integrated solution through our Gem Logistics and Gem Creative divisions. For further information on Gem's services visit www.gem.co.uk.
Gem is a wholly owned subsidiary of DCC plc, for further information please visit www.dcc.ie.