PR Newswire's Business Technology Round-up, 28th September 2012

Sep 28, 2012, 09:00 ET from PR Newswire

LONDON, September 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Future receives digital publishing award, Verizon boosts maths education and TopSoft announces innovative new product

Future PLC, a company specialising in the production of high quality digital magazines, has been awarded the prestigious Digital Publisher of the Year Award at the PPA Digital Publishing Awards, adding to its growing collection of publication trophies for 2012.

The company has won accolades for its range of over 65 digital publications, all of which now take advantage of Apple's Newsstand, making these titles available to millions of iPad owners across the world. Newsstand alone is responsible for the generation of $8million in annual revenue for Future, making it a highly lucrative investment. Speaking after the company's win, CEO Mark Wood declared himself "delighted and grateful", acknowledging that Future was "leading the way in developing successful new digital business models".

Verizon, a global provider of telecommunication services, has announced a partnership with the charitable MIND Research Institute that will see a number of Californian schools gain access to advanced mobile technology aimed at improving mathematical education in the state.

Students at five schools will have access to the innovative "Spatial Temporal Math" software thanks to a $100,000 grant from Verizon; a new type of software accredited with producing a 100% annual growth in maths proficiency in participating educational institutions. The software utilises existing tablet technology to create an interactive mathematical experience, with researchers suggesting that this tactile form of learning aids recall and information retention in the brain.

TopSoft, a market leading provider of image recognition software, has announced the launch of a new product designed to provide a cost-effective and efficient method of scanning high volumes of documents, without the need for traditionally space-consuming scanning units.

The SnapVision Document Camera combines a cutting edge optical character recognition system with a high definition camera, capable of providing both a real-time document preview and quick, high quality scan for both business and personal users. TopSoft has taken document recognition to a whole new level with its latest product, managing to introduce text to speech recognition software, as well as access to Google's Translate system, enabling documents to be scanned, spoken and immediately translated into a number of languages, all from within the software provided - with a price tag of just $89.95 for the unit. 

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