The IRIS Group announced the release of its
IRIS Business Card Reader II for the Mac. The device allows you to scan in business cards in landscape or portrait style from up to 53 countries and export the data into Entourage, Address Book, Now Up-to-Date Contact and other personal information management (PIM) applications. In addition to the hardware, the package also features Cardiris 3.0, optical character recognition (OCR) software that parses the information on business cards into separate fields and handles the export process, which includes the use of iSync to send data to your iPod, PDA or mobile phone. Pricing is US$149 and Mac OS X v10.0.1 is required (v10.3.x recommended).