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SDL Changes the Game with Translation Memory for Everyone

SDL plc

Wednesday, 3 March, 2010

Extensions to SDL’s Language Technologies solution expands the supply chain, enables developer access to SDL Trados Studio and provides additional automated translation functionality



Maidenhead, U.K.3rdMarch 2010 - SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions today announced the expansion of its Language Technologies solutions to provide open access across the entire supply chain to the world-leading translation memory tool. The latest release provides a low-cost subscription edition of SDL Trados® Studio to extend the supply chain, an environment for the community to openly develop their own applications and additional automated translation offerings.

The entire offering now allows everyone in the translation supply chain to leverage the SDL Trados Studio translation memory infrastructure and distribute files and information across the whole process of translation from translators to developers and enterprises:


·         All translators and reviewers can now access the world-leading translation memory tool through a low-cost subscription solution

·         Enhanced productivity tools such as additional automated translation tools are integrated into SDL Trados Studio for power users

·         Developers can now access the open framework of SDL technology to develop their own applications

·         Content creators can create high-quality, consistent content by leveraging the latest SDL Trados Studio technology

·         Enterprises can now share SDL Trados Studio files with their translators through  SDL’s enterprise translation management solutions, ensuring the easy flow of information for all


At a monthly subscription fee of €8, the Starter edition of SDL Trados Studio offers unparalleled accessibility to the occasional translator and translation community to reuse previously translated content and share it between enterprises and translators. A scaled down version of SDL Trados Studio, the Starter edition, offers the essential functionality of its elder sibling, at an entry level price point to appeal to the occasional translator. Additionally, the new offering will benefit corporations and Language Service Providers as it provides a lower investment threshold for their translators or reviewers to access the outstanding technology that SDL offers.


SDL Trados Studio Professional and Freelance, editions both provide additional productivity tools to translators and the newly released service pack 2 enables the translator to plug in to multiple automatic translation tools, offering a flexible automated translation platform within the translator’s desktop environment.  A choice of tools is available from SDL, Google Translate and Language Weaver, giving the user maximum choice and flexibility.


 SDL announces the beta launch of SDL OpenExchange, inviting the developer community to make use of standard open APIs to increase the functionality of SDL Trados Studio.  Through SDL OpenExchange, applications can be made available to the user community.  SDL wishes to promote the further development of the platform for the user and by the user. SDL Trados Studio becomes ‘your Studio’ as SDL empowers the user community to dictate future requirements and functionality.


SDL’s Language Technologies solution enables content creators, localization departments, all translators and developers to leverage the power of the world-leading SDL Trados Studio translation memory. SDL ensures that enterprises, translators and developers alike are able to:

·         Enable consistency of style and brand

·         Automate manual processes in delivering and reusing global content

·         Provide instant, automatic translation

·         Reuse content and improve translator productivity in content and software localization


SDL works with 200 universities, 100 Language Service Providers and has sold over 170,000  desktop product licenses , making SDL Trados Studio the default platform of choice for the enterprise, translator and developer.



About SDL

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions, which provide increased business agility to enterprises by accelerating the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. The company’s integrated Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information that reaches multiple audiences around the world through different channels.

Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP, Sony and Virgin Atlantic. SDL has over 1000 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 50 offices in 32 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com.


About SDL Language Technologies

SDL’s Language Technologies division helps companies manage their communications with customers in different languages. The solutions ensure consistency of style and brand, automate manual processes in managing multilingual content and provide instant, automated translation of content.  The solutions also ensure translators can reuse content and improve their productivity in content and software localization.


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