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Vital Images Implements Solutions from SDL Changing the Way Healthcare Professionals Visualize Anatomy around the World

SDL plc

Thursday, 9 September, 2010

SDL Global Information Management solutions enable Vital Images to take localization to the next level


Colorado, U.S. – 9th September 2010 -  SDL (LSE:SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announced that its Language Services division has entered a multi-year agreement to localize Vital Images’ global content.  Vital Images is a leading provider of advanced visualization and analysis software for physicians and healthcare specialists, whose customer base includes over 4,000 hospitals in 80 countries worldwide.


As part of the new partnership, SDL is providing a full range of Global Information Management solutions. These include translation services, digital publishing, localization engineering and testing, as well as consulting services on best practices for the localization of Vital Images’ visualization software, user documentation and marketing materials. 


“Vital Images is committed to leveraging the localization industry’s best practices through innovative technology while expanding our global footprint,” said Erkan Akyuz, Executive Vice President at Vital Images.  “Our partnership with SDL will not only improve our time-to-market, but it will also allow SDL to support our efforts in developing industry-leading visualization tools that enable exceptional patient care.”


"We are delighted that Vital Images has selected SDL for global content management,” said Peter Smith, Chief Executive Officer of the SDL Language Services division in the Americas.  “SDL’s vast experience in the life sciences industry will enable Vital Images to continue to strengthen its global presence and drive international revenue.”


For more information on how SDL Language Services is helping other life sciences companies please go to http://www.sdl.com/life-sciences


About SDL

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions. SDL’s solutions increase 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 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 Language Services

SDL’s Language Services division provides a full range of high quality localization services, including translation, production, testing and business process outsourcing solutions. Supported by its global infrastructure of in-house, in-country translation offices and market leading technology, SDL’s Language Services help customers accelerate time-to-market for products, implement workflow efficiencies, and decrease translation costs by delivering innovative language solutions for every stage of its clients’ product and content lifecycles.


About Vital Images

Vital Images, Inc. is a market leader in advanced visualization software solutions for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company's sophisticated technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the Web, anytime, anywhere to improve patient diagnosis and outcomes.  Vitrea® software is utilized at more than 4,000 hospitals in over 80 countries. Established in 1988 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Vital Images also has offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.vitalimages.com.


Forward-Looking Statements


Except for the historical information contained herein, as pertains to Vital Images, Inc., the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are intended to enjoy the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by that Act. These statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause results to differ materially from those projected, including but not limited to dependence on market growth, challenges associated with international expansion, the ability to predict product, customer and geographic sales mix, fluctuations in interest rates, regulatory approvals, the timely introduction, availability and acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, dependence on major customers, the ability to successfully manage operating costs, fluctuations in quarterly results, approval of products for reimbursement and the level of reimbursement, and other factors detailed from time to time in Vital Images' SEC reports, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009. Vital Images encourages you to consider all of these risks, uncertainties and other factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained in this release. As a result of these matters, changes in facts, assumptions not being realized or other circumstances, the company's actual results may differ materially from the expected results discussed in the forward-looking statements contained in this release. The forward-looking statements made in this release are made only as of the date of this release, and the company undertakes no obligation to update them to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.


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Jackie Iverson (SDL Americas)

+1 303 402-2438

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Amy Hall (SDL Europe and Corporate Headquarters)

+44 01628 410120

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Richard Delanty (SDL Asia Pacific)

+81 90 6695 5313

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