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Wizcom Appoints Sales Manager for CIS Countries and Eastern Europe.


License agreement signed with ABBYY for supply of Russian to English dictionary

Rosh Ha’ayin, Wizcom Technologies Ltd. (Prime Standard: WZM, IL 0010830706), a leading global provider of handheld scanning and translation tools, today announces it has appointed Mr. Igor Bashes as its Sales Manager for CIS countries and Eastern Europe.

The Company also announces that it has signed a licensing agreement with ABBYY, a leading provider of document conversion, data capture, and linguistic software and services for the supply of a Russian to English dictionary for use with Wizcom’s scanning and translation pens.

Mr. Bashes brings with him a deep understanding of the Eastern European, Russian and Baltic markets. In a ten year career with technology company Alvarion, lastly as Sales Manager, he helped the company establish a foothold and subsequently expand their business in the CIS and Baltic regions. Mr. Bashes holds an MSc. in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute, Voronezh, Russia.

Shimon Amouyal, CEO for Wizcom, stated, “We are very pleased having been able to appoint someone of Igor´s caliber with such valuable tech and sales experience in these important regions. The Russian and Eastern European regions are of great significance to Wizcom, as these are markets where there is a strong and very sizeable need to develop international language capabilities. What’s more, due to the differences between the Cyrillic and other scripts, such as the alphabet, Wizcom’s reading pens will be of even greater value to users. This is a market with great potential that we can now address fully thanks to our license agreement with ABBYY.”

ABBYY is a leading provider of document conversion, data capture, and linguistic software and services. The key areas of ABBYY’s research and development include document recognition and linguistic technologies.

Today, ABBYY is an international company with over 900 employees worldwide. ABBYY products are being sold in more than 130 countries around the world through an extensive network of regional and international partners.

Wizcom Technologies Ltd. is the world’s leading producer of personal, portable scanning pens that help people read and process text. These pocket-sized, user-friendly devices enable people to understand and use printed material, anytime and anywhere, without disrupting their reading process. Our pens help students of English as a first or second language, as well as people working in multilingual environments, enhancing their fluency and expediting reading comprehension.


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