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new globalsight release integrated with PROMT

Collaboration expands Machine Translation options available to GlobalSight users

Frederick, Maryland, USA – October 7, 2009 – Welocalize expands the selection of machine translation engines fully integrated with GlobalSight, the open-source Translation Management System (TMS), with its latest 7.1.6 release and collaboration with PROMT. Global organizations are looking for a platform capable of integrating with best-of-breed linguistic technologies to help deliver their products and message to global markets in less time with lower cost.

The GlobalSight 7.1.6 release―available for download on GlobalSight.com or Sourceforge.net―includes over 15 new features and a myriad of enhancements.

This release includes a new Filter Configuration capability that streamlines setup and simplifies administration, particularly in large enterprise deployments. The Filter Configuration stores the detailed rules for filtering a given type of content. The fact that Filter Configurations are now reusable objects reduces the effort required to configure and maintain GlobalSight in complex enterprise environments.

Release 7.1.6 enhances GlobalSight’s ability to ensure translation quality by validating translators’ output against a user-provided Document Type Definition (DTD) during the translation step. Early validation that translated XML content is conformant with the DTD avoids the expensive rework required when errors are detected downstream in the process. Other improvements include an enhanced client –side and server-side CVS integration, a new user interface for configuring web services access by IP address and new reporting options.

“The value of any TMS, whether open-source or proprietary, depends on its extensibility and integration-potential with other vital technologies and systems,” explains Gary Prioste, Vice President of Technology at Welocalize. “With the multitude of intelligent applications in the cloud today, it is imperative that they connect to and complement one another. Welocalize strives for global interoperability for GlobalSight by adhering with open industry standards. We have taken a big step towards full MT integration and we will continue to drive in this direction.”

“We are very excited about the launch of PROMT integration with the GlobalSight TMS platform. This is a great opportunity for end users to get access to the full translation management lifecycle without incurring the traditionally high costs,” comments Olga Beregovaya, President/CEO of PROMT Americas. “Both PROMT and GlobalSight solutions focus on ease of deployment and maintenance while assuring that users’ needs are addressed when it comes to supporting the most commonly used content formats, thus providing a simple yet robust translation management workflow.”

For more information Welocalize will host a GlobalSight demo on Friday, October 30th at Noon ET. The free webinar will walk through basic features and functionality, outline integration points with GlobalSight and provide installation and configuration training.

About PROMT

Founded in 1991, PROMT is a leading developer of automated translation solutions. Built on a foundation of innovative and proven technologies, PROMT develops award-winning machine translation systems, translation memory databases, terminology management tools and electronic dictionaries. The company provides 27 translation directions for over 100 specialized domains. PROMT offers translation solutions for web sites, corporate intranets, PCs and handheld devices under the trademark @promt and PROMT®. PROMT customers include Adobe, Cisco, Xerox, PayPal, Lucent Technologies, Siemens AG, NASA, DHL, SAP and many others. PROMT’s global Internet services, including www.online-translator.com, process about 87 million online translation requests every month.

About GlobalSight

GlobalSight is a collaborative, open source initiative to develop a flexible and sustainable Translation Management System (TMS) that leverages the best ideas and addresses the true needs of the industry. In this non-captive community, participants are free to discuss, discover and build upon a translation process automation tool that provides choice and flexibility—and can be shared by all.

The direction and development of the GlobalSight Open Source Initiative is dictated by community members. For more information and to join the community, please visit www.globalsight.com.

About Welocalize

Welocalize offers integrated globalization services for the fluid and rapid deployment of enterprise content and applications to international markets. In response to unique customer needs, we provide globalization consulting, translation, localization and testing solutions that manage risk, improve repeatability and ensure transfer of knowledge from project to project.

Our clients include Autodesk, Inc.; Canon; Cisco Systems; Computer Associates; IBM; Microsoft; Sun; Symantec and Xerox. With over 400 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains 9 offices in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China . Please visit www.welocalize.com for more information.

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