I.R.I.S. Announces Release of the New
IRIS Business Card Reader II for Mac OS X in the USA

Macintosh users have intelligent, helpful and easy-to-use productivity tool
to encode business cards

Delray Beach, Florida, August 18, 2004 – I.R.I.S. Group, (Euronext
Brussels: IRI), the market leader in Optical Character Recognition (OCR),
today announced the availability of a new version of its unique business
card reading solution, the IRIS Business Card Reader II, for use on Mac OS
X in the U.S..

The IRIS Business Card Reader II (IBCR II) is the ideal tool for Macintosh
users to scan and encode business cards into their favorite contact
manager. This time-saving device was designed specifically for busy users
such as managers, salespeople, executives, etc., who regularly collect
business cards and need to update their electronic contact managers.

“With its totally redesigned interface and new software architecture, the
IBCR II is the fastest, easiest and most reliable tool for saving,
organizing and updating contact information on the Mac environment”, said
Jean-Marc Fontaine, Director of Sales for I.R.I.S. Inc.

The complete IRIS Business Card Reader II for Mac solution comprises both
the dedicated IRIS business card scanner hardware and Cardiris 3.0 for Mac
OS, a significantly upgraded version of Cardiris, I.R.I.S.’ business card
reading software, featuring a new OCR engine, new field analysis and field
parsing technology, powerful saving and export and a new user interface.
The solution works by simply inserting business cards into the scanner.
Both the scanning and recognition are promptly executed. Scanned business
cards are displayed in color in the Cardiris interface and the recognized
data is immediately available. Equipped with an advanced “Send to”
function, Cardiris exports contacts to the most popular Mac OS contact
managers. The new Cardiris software can also use Apple iSync to send
contacts to an iPod, PDA or mobile phone.

System Requirements

Mac OS 9.x, 10.01 (10.3.x recommended)

Pricing and Availability

The IRIS Business Card Reader II will be available from most Mac resellers
(CompUSA, Amazon.com, Fry’s, Mac Mall, Mac Connection, J&R, etc.), is
distributed by Navarre, Academic Distributing and Douglas Stewart in the
USA and IRIS’s eshop:
(http://shop.irislink.com/us)http://shop.irislink.com/us. MSRP: $149.

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 in the “Document
to Knowledge” market, and provides extremely high-quality solutions for
converting paper documents into electronic formats for archiving, storing,
managing and sharing digital information. I.R.I.S. was named “Enterprise
of the Year 2002” by the Belgian committee of the worldwide “Entrepreneur
of the Year” competition.

For more information on our company, our solutions or our products, visit
the I.R.I.S. website at www.irislink.com.