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SDL Announces Revolution in Translation Technology with SDL Trados Studio 2009

SDL plc

Thursday, 23 April, 2009

Packed with innovative features and built on a solid foundation of translation technology expertise, the latest translation memory software from SDL will be launched soon

Maidenhead, UK (23rd April 2009) - SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of SDL Trados® Studio 2009, the latest groundbreaking release of the market leading translation memory software.

Since SDL acquired TRADOS in 2005, there has been great anticipation in the industry about a unified translation memory product that combines the best of both TRADOS and SDL technologies. SDL Trados Studio 2009 is the culmination of 200 man years and over $100m investment in research and development into translation memory technology alone. This product is much more than the best of SDL Trados and SDLX. It represents the unveiling of the next generation translation memory software, which is guaranteed to revolutionize the way translators and project managers work.

With one integrated environment for all translation, review and project management needs, SDL Trados Studio 2009 offers radical new features on an open, standards-based platform. The new platform delivers ‘elastic scalability’ from the desktop to the large enterprise and compatibility with the current translation supply chain. SDL Trados Studio 2009 will significantly enhance the speed and quality of translation, improve the user experience and maximize performance throughout the translation supply chain.

SDL Trados Studio 2009 is currently in the final stages of beta testing and the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. Feedback is pointing towards a 20–30% gain in productivity and quality of translation, adding significantly to a company’s profit margins and ability to deliver global content more quickly. "User-friendly and intuitive, the flexibility of SDL Trados Studio 2009 is really great in terms of making life easier for translators, project managers and QA engineers," commented Liliana Abudalo of VistaTEC Ltd, one of the leading Language Service Providers and an SDL LSP Premier Partner. This expansive beta program is designed to ensure that the new product is stable and has been thoroughly tested prior to launch.

SDL very much values customer feedback and suggestions on the development of future products. Customer input has been collected over the past 2 years through the dedicated site for customer ideas: http://www.ideas.sdltrados.com. Over 80 new features suggested through the ideas site have been included in SDL Trados Studio 2009.

“We believe SDL Trados Studio 2009 is the most exciting development in the history of translation software, built on years of experience and through extremely close partnerships with many of our 170,000 customers in 50 countries” commented Keith Laska, Vice President, SDL TRADOS. “This product is packed with new features and based on open standards including TMX, TBX and XLIFF. I am so excited to be a part of such a game-changing product release for our industry.”

SDL Trados Studio 2009 officially launches in June. To find out more about the new product features that promise to revolutionize productivity and to pre-order SDL Trados Studio 2009 please visit: www.sdltrados.com/studio2009

About SDL
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management (GIM) solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage the delivery of global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed translation supply chain.

Global industry leaders rely on SDL to provide enterprise software or hosted services for their GIM processes, including ABN-Amro, Best Western, Bosch, Canon, Chrysler, CNH, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Philips, SAP, Sony, SUN Microsystems and Virgin Atlantic.

SDL has implemented more than 500 enterprise GIM solutions, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses across the GIM ecosystem and provides access to on-demand translation portals for 10 million customers per month. Over 1,000 service professionals deliver consulting, implementation and language services through its global infrastructure of more than 50 offices in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com

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For more information please contact:

Amy Hall (SDL)
01628 410120
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Becky Kiely (Octopus)
+44 (0)845 3700655
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