Cicero 3.01 Hardcopy Text Reader Released

Cicero v3.01 Text Reader now offers even greater levels of text accuracy for users

1st Jan, 2006

Dolphin is pleased to announce the release of Cicero v3.01 Text Reader, with many new features and improvements. Cicero turns your computer and scanner into a reading machine. Printed text documents that are placed onto the scanner can then be translated into speech, Braille or simply held as a text document which can be adjusted, edited, saved and printed out.

Cicero v3.01 still maintains its simple to use operation, and user hotkeys for scanning and reading, as well as zoom features and colour changer options, but now includes many new features and improvements, such as:

Up-rated OCR engine

Cicero now incorporates the Abbyy Finereader Professional 7.0 Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine. Cicero now offers outstanding levels of text recognition and accuracy. An excellent time saving solution that allows you to convert and edit a variety of paper and electronic files, including magazines, newspapers, letters, books, faxes and copies.

In recent reviews in PC Magazine, Abbyy Finereader scored 99.7 percent for OCR accuracy.

Improved User Interface

Whilst Cicero users are still able to use all of the recognised keyboard hotkey commands, Dolphin have introduced a revised graphical user interface which now includes new icons. Users will find the new icons more intuitive and sighted users will also find them more attractive.

Cicero is available in UK and US English as well as Swedish and Polish, but now has OCR support for 179 recognition languages, including 36 languages with dictionary support.

Whether at home or at work, Cicero means that your privacy does not have to be compromised: you can read letters and correspondence however and wherever you choose without relying on other people. Independence is maintained and working practices remain unaffected. Cicero will start reading back the scanned document as soon as the page scan is complete. It is fast, accurate and now even easier to use, and includes context sensitive help features if you ever get into trouble.

Steve Palmer, Dolphin CEO, comments; "we wanted to ensure that Cicero continued to offer the best possible character recognition and text reading features for our users. Cicero version 3.0 is now even more accurate, is faster and supports more character languages. The new user interface has also been very well received by sighted users, and now offers a consistent appearance with other Dolphin products."