SDL plc has consolidated branding in order to be recognized globaly under a single brand. Through a series of acquisitions and research and development investment, SDL has expanded its technology footprint from Language Technology into Structured Content Technologies, Web Content Management and most recently eCommerce Technologies. To better convey SDL’s end-to-end content platform, the company is relaunching as a new consolidated brand. As of now, all business units in SDL, including SDL Tridion, SDL XySoft and SDL TRADOS Technologies, SDL Enterprise Technologies and SDL Language Services, will be referred to as divisions of SDL. The different business units of SDL will become one of five specialized divisions‚ Structured Content Technologies; Web Content Management Solutions; eCommerce Technologies; Language Technologies; and Language Services. http://www.sdl.com/
SDL announced the launch of SDL Passolo 2007, the latest version of their visual software localization tool. The new version offers a full visual editing environment of the latest Microsoft localization technology Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and localization support for all Windows development platforms such as .NET 3.0, Windows 64 bit and Delphi 2007. SDL Passolo 2007 integrates with SDL Trados 2007 to maximize the reuse of translation memories and terminology by leveraging existing Translation Memories and corporate Terminology Data Bases. SDL Localization Office suite, a combined offering of SDL Trados 2007 and SDL Passolo 2007, provide an integrated solution supporting localization projects. Direct display of source files adds context information when working on XML, Java and text files without visual support. http://www.sdl.com/
Lot’s of merger and acquisition news this week!
- Hummingbird & RedDot
- Trados & SDL
- Infodata & McDonald Bradley
- Stellent & e-Onehundred Group
- and also a consortium merger: Compliance Consortium & OCEG.