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Third-party Applications Arrive on SDL OpenExchange!

SDL plc

Thursday, 9 December, 2010

SDL launches enhanced SDL OpenExchange website to promote 3rd party applications for SDL Trados Studio and SDL MultiTerm



Maidenhead, U.K.  - 9th December 2010 - SDL, (LSE:SDL) the leading provider of Global Information Management  solutions, has announced today the full launch of the SDL OpenExchange™ program. SDL OpenExchange is the web portal for developing, marketing and selling applications and plug-ins that leverage the open architecture of SDL products. Over 100 developers have already signed up to SDL OpenExchange.


Developers that sign up to the program are now able to enhance the functionality of SDL Trados® Studio 2009 and SDL MultiTerm® 2009 by using software development kits (SDKs) available on SDL OpenExchange. They can build applications, custom filters, extra automation or unique customizations that can be promoted and shared through the new SDL OpenExchange website.  SDL is also committing to deliver free applications with several new applications being made available in this launch. SDL’s thriving user community can immediately participate by suggesting the applications to be developed in the future as well as using and reviewing the existing ones.


 “SDL OpenExchange demonstrates our commitment to providing open access to our products through well-documented SDKs and we have had over 100 developers sign up from a wide variety of organizations,” said Terry Lawlor, Vice President of Product Management for SDL Language Technologies division. “We are very excited about creating a vibrant third-party developer community and enabling many new applications for our 170,000 strong user base”.


Klaus Fleischmann, Managing Director of Kaleidoscope GmbH said, “Once again, SDL Language Technologies division sets a precedent for the translation world: the new SDL OpenExchange platform offers developers like Kaleidoscope an international audience, while at the same time bringing smart solutions for SDL Trados Studio and SDL MultiTerm within everybody´s reach. SDL OpenExchange will greatly extend the functionality of SDL’s software and will further enhance its market leadership. It proves SDL software is open and standards-based and therefore the right choice for investment in translation productivity tools”.


One of the first 3rd party applications on SDL OpenExchange is the MyMemory plug-in for SDL Trados Studio 2009, by RIGI Localization Solutions and Translated. The free plug-in enables SDL users to connect directly to the MyMemory translation memory (http://mymemory.translated.net/), a linguistic search engine. “The SDL OpenExhange platform enables us to build and market plug-ins for SDL Trados Studio, such as the "MyMemory" add-in. Our clients benefit both from the strong Studio user base and powerful solutions offered by third parties,” said Daniel Goldschmidt, Co-founder and CEO of RIGI Localization Solutions.


Customers worldwide rely on SDL’s technology as the market-leading reliable investment to drive their global strategies. Developers that have already signed up to develop new applications or plug-ins for SDL OpenExchange include existing SDL users, language service providers, SDL technology partners, technology-savvy freelance translators, academic institutions and large software companies from outside the localization industry.


Whether you are a developer or a user, please visit www.sdl.com/openexchange for more information.



About SDL

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management. Global Information Management enables companies to engage with their customers throughout the customer journey –from brand awareness, to sales and after-sales support– and across languages, cultures and channels.


SDL’s best-of-breed 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 across all customer touch points. 


Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP and Sony. SDL has over 1500 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 60 offices in 35 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.


About Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is a specialist for the automation and optimization of multilingual product information. Since 1996 we have been offering cutting-edge and market-leading software, teamed up with profound technical know-how in the areas of documentation, translation and terminology. We flexibly tailor our solutions to precisely fit client needs, and it is our goal to find a solution for all multilingual information management needs.


As a long-lasting SDL Language Technologies Partner and Reseller, we also offer our own solutions for particular market niches, always tightly integrated with the standard SDL software platforms. Such solutions are quickTerm, our terminology workflow system, globalReview as a translation review portal, and our “Tools for Language Workers“grouped together under the label expertTools.



About RIGI Localization Solutions

RIGI Localization Solutions provides engineering, consultancy, training and product development for internationalization and localization. In the past 18 months RIGI Localization Solutions developed a technology, called "RIGI", to enable visual localization (WYSIWYG) of web-based applications. "RIGI" was recently extended and provides visual localization for Microsoft's SilverLight technology.



About Translated

Translated is a Language Service Provider that manages more than 46.000 professional translators in over 110 countries. Translated has created MyMemory, the world’s largest translation memory, that combines machine translation with over 400 million human contributions. Translated uses MyMemory to increase the quality and speed of translation by suggesting sentences that have already been translated, to translators.



Translated is focused on serving large businesses, startup and web 2.0 companies that need to speed-up and automate their globalization processes. Customers include IBM, Hewlett Packard and thousands of fast growing startups.

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