SYSTRAN, provider of neural machine translation technology, announced a new partnership with EPIC Translations. As SYSTRAN’s partner EPIC will provide prospective clients with expert assistance in customizing SYSTRAN’s machine translation technology for organizations seeking Human-In-The-Loop (HITL) translation solutions worldwide. SYSTRAN’s partners are an extension of the team, enabling people all over the world to choose the ideal solution to address their globalized business needs. Whether it is securely in the cloud or on-premise, or in any of our 335 language and domain combinations, SYSTRAN’s team of engineers, linguistic specialists and project managers will ensure that any digital transformation language solution has the industry-specific and lexicon of terminology necessary to make clear, reliable and multidirectional translations for any global marketplace.
M-Files, an intelligent information management company, announced the acquisition of Hubshare to bolster external content sharing and collaboration and deliver an improved digital client experience. Now part of the M-Files product portfolio, Hubshare provides a secure information exchange platform where companies can be forerunners in driving digitalization and improving the customer experience using branded, customizable client portals. The portals can and be tailored to meet individual client needs to drive collaboration and productivity.
Unlike typical file sync-based document portal solutions where information is copied from an enterprise content repository, M-Files now offers a secure and integrated solution for internal and external collaboration without data duplication. While the M-Files user experience is optimized for streamlining internal document management processes, the new Hubshare hub in M-Files provides key information such as documents, people, processes, discussions and more to external users, such as clients, via a branded portal that is optimized for an improved external user experience.
Boostlingo, a provider of SAAS-based interpreting technology solutions for global language access, announced its addition to the Zoom App Marketplace. Zoom Meetings that requires foreign language support will be able to add professional interpreters directly into their Zoom Meetings experience. Professional remote interpreters accustomed to using the Boostlingo platform can now be added on-demand into the Zoom environment. The Boostlingo platform supports a network of 8000+ certified interpreters and 300 spoken word languages and multiple sign languages. Boostlingo will enable you to:
- Configure Zoom services for your Zoom accounts – Zoom‘s configuration policies allow you to create Zoom access for your clients.
- Allow your client accounts to register their Zoom instance with Boost – Your client’s Zoom administrators can authenticate their account with Boostlingo, and all of your client’s supported users will be automatically enabled.
- Boostlingo supports Zoom authentication – Boostlingo can support authentication at both the organizational level and at the individual user level.
- Add VRI interpreters On Demand – Once the configuration is done, interpreters receive interpretation requests like they normally do and when answered on the web, they will be automatically joined into a Zoom session. Use your own interpreter team members or enable the Boostlingo Professional Interpreter Network (BPIN) to take the call for you.
- Full back-end reporting – Boostlingo captures all the same important call data that a regular Boostlingo interpreting session collects.
Lucid, provider of visual collaboration software, announced its virtual whiteboard, Lucidspark, is now available as an iOS app for tablet devices. Lucidspark is a place for distributed teams to brainstorm and collaborate together in real time. The launch of the Lucidspark tablet app will provide users with greater flexibility and accessibility across devices, helping teams to seamlessly align and more quickly move into action. With the Lucidspark app, users can access all the features of the browser experience, including:
- Track individual contributions with assigned Collaborator Colors
- Facilitate large and small group sessions with an infinite canvas and Breakout Boards
- Automatically synthesize generated ideas into action plans with Gather and Sort
- Share feedback through comments, mentions, and in-product chat
- Brainstorm ideas in real time or asynchronously in a shared visual workspace
- Leverage integrations with Jira, Microsoft Teams, and Slack to align teams across existing workflows
Download the Lucidspark app on the App Store.
Dropbox, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DocSend, a secure document sharing and analytics company with more than 17,000 customers. As work becomes more distributed, effective collaboration with external parties feels more siloed and results can be difficult to measure. DocSend gives customers visibility into what happens to their documents after they send them, adding a layer of intelligence on top of the scale and distribution of the Dropbox content platform. For example, client services teams and creative professionals who already rely on Dropbox to organize and collaborate on presentations and projects can use DocSend to deliver proposals and track engagement, and HelloSign to manage contracts and invoices.
The combination of Dropbox, HelloSign, and DocSend will help customers across industries manage end-to-end document workflows, from closing deals to onboarding teams, giving them more control over their business results. Under the terms of the agreement, Dropbox will acquire DocSend for $165 million in cash subject to customary purchase price adjustments and closing conditions. The acquisition is expected to close in Q1 2021 and is expected to have an immaterial impact on 2021 operating results.
Syncro Soft announced the availability of version 23.1 of its XML editing suite of products, Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer, Web Author, WebHelp, PDF Chemistry, and Oxygen Publishing Engine, along with version 1.4 of the Oxygen Feedback comment management platform, and version 4.0 of the Oxygen Content Fusion collaboration platform.
This release introduces new features such as concurrent editing and reviewing in Oxygen Content Fusion for streamlining your team’s collaboration process, the ability to ignore validation problems using Quick Fix actions to filter errors and warnings, and the new block-level comments functionality in Oxygen Feedback allows your users to add and manage comments contextually at a specific location within the WebHelp page. Also, an updated Oxygen Styles Basket, a free web-based visual tool, helps you fine-tune the CSS file that is used to customize PDF or WebHelp output.
DITA-OT engine version 3.6, is a new refactoring action that generates unique IDs for specified elements, and the DITA to PDF transformation can now display SVG syntax diagrams in the PDF output. The JSON Schema Documentation Generator tool was enhanced and improvements were also integrated for users working with XSLT, XQuery, HTML, and CSS. The SharePoint integration in Oxygen (available in the Enterprise edition only) was redesigned to use the SharePoint REST API v2 to offer authentication using the OAuth protocol.
TeamViewer, a global provider of secure remote connectivity solutions and workplace digitalization technology, announced its acquisition of Upskill, the US-based pioneer in augmented reality (AR) software for frontline workers. Upskill’s digital workflow solutions support workers especially in industrial manufacturing, inspection, and audit use cases through real-time interfaces with smart glasses and handheld mobile devices. With Upskill’s presence on the North American continent, an engineering hub in Austin, TX, and customers such as The Boeing Company, Merck KGaA and American Bureau of Shipping, TeamViewer strengthens its position as a global player in providing industry-specific AR solutions. The company had started to strategically invest in that space in 2020 with the acquisition of European wearable software leader Ubimax, serving global companies like DHL, Siemens and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.
Upskill, founded in 2010, has two locations in the United States in Tyson’s Corner, VA and Austin, TX. TeamViewer plans to keep and grow these offices to expand its presence within the US and to build on Upskill’s important partnerships within the US tech ecosystem. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
TELUS International announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of a 100% interest in Lionbridge AI, following the clearance of the acquisition by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Lionbridge AI is a global provider of scalable data annotation services for text, images, videos, and audio. The company sources multilingual training data in more than 300 languages and dialects to build premium, ground truth data for some of the world’s largest technology companies in social media, search, retail and mobile. Lionbridge AI has also developed a proprietary data annotation platform that is used in combination with a crowdsourced community of one million professional annotators, qualified linguists and in-country language speakers across six continents.