ART Advanced Recognition Technologies, a maker of recognition software for voice and handwriting, has closed over $6 million in financing.

The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners and also including current investors, which include Credit Suisse, Eurofund, Inventech, J. & W. Seligman & Co., JP Morgan, Leumi & Co. Investment House Ltd., Nomura Securities, Pictet and SwissLife.

The funds will be used to accelerate global sales and marketing initiatives for the Atlanta-based company, which employs more than 70 people around the world, including locations in California and Israel.

“We are delighted that Bessemer has chosen to participate in this round with our previous investors,” said Eran Aharonson, chief executive officer of ART. “As an acknowledged pioneer in the U.S. venture capital market, we see their support as a sign of the uniqueness and importance of ART’s technology.”

Founded in 1990, ART is currently cash-flow positive. Its technology is embedded in most mass-market mobile devices, such as cellular phones, smart phones, mobile communicators, PDAs, handhelds, and automotive systems, and offers accurate and quick response in all major Western European, American and Far East languages.

“Bessemer has a long history of identifying best-of-breed technologies that are well placed for long-term growth in their industries,” said Robert Goodman, the general partner who led the ART investment from Bessemer’s New York office. “ART’s speaker-independent recognition solutions are extremely exciting and promise to become the standard in the global mobile device market. ART is a solid, well-capitalized company and we look forward to helping it expand its presence in this interesting and high-potential area.”

A number of major mobile device manufacturers, including Motorola, LG Electronics, Siemens, Panasonic, NEC and BenQ, already have adopted ART’s solutions.

ART: www.artcomp.com