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Nautilus Deploys SDL Trisoft to Manage DITA and Component Content Management (CCM)

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Thursday, 8 January, 2009

Leading Fitness Company Turns to DITA to Manage Brands and Support Global Presence

UK Maidenhead (8th January 2009) – SDL Trisoft, a worldwide leader in Component Content Management (CCM), is pleased to announce that SDL Trisoft has been successfully deployed by Nautilus, a leading fitness equipment manufacturer. Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Nautilus, Inc. is a global fitness products company providing innovative, quality solutions to help people achieve a healthy lifestyle. With a brand portfolio including Nautilus® , Bowflex® , Schwinn® Fitness, StairMaster® , and Universal® , Nautilus manufactures and markets innovative fitness products.

Nautilus selected SDL Trisoft Component Content Management (CCM) system in 2007 to support the move to a DITA topic-based product documentation process. As a global fitness products company that had grown through a series of strategic acquisitions, Nautilus corporation faced a growing number of key challenges in managing the production and publication of its assembly, owner and service manuals. Inconsistent tools and processes made it difficult to manage content that had to be consistent across the branded equipment. Additionally, Nautilus was beginning to sell its branded products globally and saw the costs of translation increase substantially as it expanded into eight languages.

“SDL Trisoft Component Content Management (CCM) technology has more than met our expectations,” said Brian Schmitt, Manager of Technical Documentation, “The strength of the technology and the knowledge of the SDL Trisoft team helped make our deployment successful. SDL Trisoft is now enabling us to reap the business benefits of DITA.”

“We are pleased to support Nautilus’ move to DITA and Component Content Management,” said Miel de Schepper, Managing Director of SDL Trisoft. “Nautilus is among a growing number of successful SDL Trisoft deployments, who are seeing extensive business value from deploying our solutions.”

For more information on SDL Trisoft and to find out about an upcoming customer webinar please go to http://www.sdl.com/nautilus

About Nautilus, Inc.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Nautilus, Inc. is a global fitness products company providing innovative, quality solutions to help people achieve a healthy lifestyle. With a brand portfolio including Nautilus® , Bowflex®, Schwinn® Fitness, StairMaster® , and Universal® , Nautilus manufactures and markets innovative fitness products through global direct, commercial and retail channels. Formed in 1986, the company had 2007 sales of $502 million. It has 1,100 employees and operations in Washington, Oregon, Oklahoma, Virginia, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, China, and other locations around the world. Website: www.nautilusinc.com.

About SDL Trisoft

SDL Trisoft is one of the worldwide leaders in Component Content Management (CCM) systems for technical writing organizations. SDL Trisoft’s software empowers global organizations to single-source content, easily sharing, reusing and personalizing content in various publication formats and in multiple languages across global markets. Through efficiency gains, SDL Trisoft customers are able to speed time of information to global markets, drive down the cost of content development and translation, provide more agility for the overall business, and increase customer satisfaction through access to better information. SDL Trisoft customers include a number of large consumer electronics and mobile communications companies as well as the following: Fair Isaac, NetApp, Atlas Copco, DAF, Océ, Mitsubishi, Still, Linde Material Handling, Nautilus, and VMware. SDL Trisoft headquarters are in Mechelen, Belgium.

Find out more on SDL Trisoft please visit http://www.trisoftcms.com

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