Third-party Applications Arrive on SDL OpenExchange!

Maidenhead - U.K.
December 9 2010

Press Release

Third-party Applications Arrive on SDL OpenExchange!

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

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. 

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