I.R.I.S. Group has announced the release of new Mac OS X software for its
IRIS Business Card Reader II, a combination hardware/software solution that enables you to scan business cards and import the scanned data to contact management software. Cardiris 3.0 features a new Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine, new field analysis and parsing technology, improved saving and export capability and a new user interface. Cardiris works with Address Book, Microsoft Entourage, Now Contact and can also export contact information to iPods, PDAs or mobile phones through Apple’s iSync software. IRIS Business Card Reader II requires a USB-equipped Mac running Mac OS X 10.0.1 or higher or Mac OS 9.x or higher, and costs US$169.99, or €199. Cardiris 3 is also available as a separate application for flatbed scanners for US$69.99.