MediaSeek announced that it has successfully developed an optical character reader (OCR) engine designed to be used in camera phones, PDAs, and other mobile devices. The BREW OCR extension extracts and analyzes text image captured with the built-in camera, enabling users to display actual text data on a mobile device’s screen.
MediaSeek will sell the OCR engine as an embedded software component, targeting mobile phone manufacturers both in Japan and overseas to further promote the development and provision of new application software that utilizes the OCR engine. More info. at the CamReadr website. Via: Japan Corporate News Network.