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FREIBURG, Germany – April 4, 2011 – Paragon Software Group, the leading developer of multi-platform software applications for mobiles and computers, is pleased to announce that its presence at the London Book Fair 2011, the world’s leading spring publishing event, coincides with the launch of its powerful new Slovoed technology, the proprietary compression engine that powers the hundreds of reference applications developed by the company since 1994. Publishing giants such as Berlitz Publishing, Duden Language Technology, Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Langenscheidt KG, Merriam-Webster Inc., and PONS GmbH, among others, have employed Paragon Software’s Slovoed technology to galvanize their lexical databases into lightweight applications that can be accessed quickly and easily on desktop computers and mobile devices of all types. The Slovoed technology makes it possible for publishers to offer their titles for all available platforms – desktop, mobile or web-based – broadening appeal to a range of consumers while also decreasing project time-to-market.
“The array of software features available through the use of Slovoed 3.0 truly distinguishes our offerings from others currently on the market,” says Alexander Zudin, CEO of Paragon Software Group. “One of the highlights of the engine is that it’s the same for any of our offerings, making the development process highly efficient. Once we create an app for one platform, cost of development and time to market for subsequent applications based on the same title are severely decreased. Typically, cross-platform programming is incredibly complex, which is why Slovoed was specifically created to work on a range of different platforms right out of the box – whether it’s a proprietary desktop operating system, Android, iOS or any other mobile platform.”
• Easy copy-and-paste functions copy words to the clipboard for translation.
• Contextual menu (Translate, Morphology Module, Pronounce).
• Improved browsing capabilities through word list and Search History.
• Search for anagrams.
• Multitasking support.
• Enhanced customization options allow you to modify animated menus and choose background colors.
• Enlarge or reduce font size for your comfort.
Other SlovoEd 3.0 Functions for Effective Search, Translation & Learning:
• List of similar words in case of misspelling.
• Morphology module to translate words in any grammatical form (for English, French, Spanish, and Russian dictionaries).
• Wildcard Search if you are unsure of the exact word spelling. Use “?” and “*” symbols to replace the missing letters.
• Audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers (available for Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish languages).
• Flash Card Quiz enables you to add new words to flash cards and test your knowledge as many times as you wish.
• Search History can be browsed through or deleted in full.
• Hyperlinks between articles and directions.
• No Internet connection required.
Representatives from Paragon Software Group will be available to speak to potential publishing partners about efficient methods in bringing paper-edition titles to the digital market. Paragon Software Group will be located in the Digital Zone, Stand Y750.
The re-design of the Slovoed engine includes new database tools and modules that will continue to keep the company’s leading edge in developing reference applications for the world’s most prominent publishers. The new engine will help the company produce applications with more features, flexibility, power and speed, enabling even more people to access elite reference information in an instant, wherever they are in the world.
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Paragon Software Group, a leading software developer for mobile devices and desktop computers, announces the MTS Mobile Portal and Chat, the latest additions to its development services for wireless mobile carriers, including branded applications and custom services designed to add value to offerings provided by mobile operators to their customers. The MTS Mobile Portal and Chat were developed by Paragon Software exclusively for Mobile TeleSystems (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT) in a flagship agreement that launches a lineup of similar development services available to mobile operators worldwide.
Paragon’s award-winning partnership development with Russian mobile operator MTS, the largest mobile operator in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) with over 102 million customers, made headlines in 2009 with the launch of the MTS Catalogue – a customizable, single-point directory of essential applications and services provided free of charge to MTS subscribers. Within the first two months of launch, nearly 27,000 MTS subscribers accessed the Catalogue, a mobile content repository that includes dictionaries, weather forecasts, foreign exchange rates, email tools, newsfeeds and Kaspersky antivirus software. MTS reports that its web traffic increased by 124 percent during the period and allowed the carrier to offer valuable, custom-branded solutions for a wide range of available mobile platforms. The program was honored by UK-based Global Telecom Business as the “Best Consumer Mobile Service Innovation” of 2009.
In 2011, Paragon Software launches two additional services for MTS – the Mobile Portal and Chat. The Mobile Portal application allows MTS subscribers to easily access phone bills and manage applications and MTS services – all on the same interface from a single point. Mobile Portal benefits MTS subscribers who want to independently manage their telecom services, billing information and plan options at any time of day without the need to engage MTS consumer helpline.
Also launched under the same partnership initiative was MTS Chat – an online, real-time communication method that allows the instant exchange of messages. Previously designed as a communication tool for desktop and laptop computers, the Chat technology connects MTS-activated mobile devices via a chat interface, enabling messages to be typed instantly to one or more users at a time, a method that has proven quicker and more convenient than SMS text messaging. The Chat technology is available to WAP- and GPRS/EDGE-enabled mobile devices across all platforms.
“Paragon’s 15-year experience in developing mobile applications for the widest range of operating systems was a factor in our success with the MTS project,” says Alexander Zudin, CEO of Paragon Software Group. “We see mobile app-based value-added software as a viable growth point, which will allow for increased carrier earnings due to the natural connection between the operator and its customers. Carriers are increasingly seeking out mobile app-based VAS to open up new revenue streams, and Paragon has proven experience in developing for this niche.”
MTS and Paragon Software Group continue to cooperate to offer an increasing variety of new services and products, and to support new devices and mobile platforms coming to the market. Paragon Software Group is currently in the planning stages of developing similar custom-branded solutions for a number of global wireless carriers.
In addition to its partnership arrangement with mobile operators, Paragon Software Group continues its vision of providing the most complete collection of premium reference content to an increasing range of mobiles, including the newest iOS and tablet devices. Currently, Paragon Software Group has developed hundreds of dictionaries, thesauruses and phrase books for iPad through its partnerships with world-leading publishers Akadémiai Kiadó, AST-PRESS, Berlitz Publishing, Dar El Ilm Lilmalayin sarl, Duden Language Technology, Editura Litera, Enciclopedia Catalana, Encyclopedia Britannica, HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Kosmos Uitgevers, Larousse Editorial, S.L., Langenscheidt KG, Merriam-Webster Inc., PONS GmbH, Russkiy Yazik Media, SEV Matbaacılık ve Yayıncılık Eğitim Tic.A.Ş, Van Dale Uitgevers, Vydavatel’stvo Príroda. Monolingual and bilingual “talking” dictionaries and phrase books that take advantage of the richest device features can be found in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and other languages by searching “Paragon Software” at the iTunes App Store.
Paragon Software Group invites Android and BlackBerry users to download the most recently released title developed in conjunction with Encylopaedia Britannica – Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011 (English and Spanish editions). Previously available as a 2010 version for iOS devices, the new 2011 version of the world’s most trusted encyclopedias includes the latest content with more than 10,000 additional entries, nearly 2,700 full-color maps and images, hyperlinked articles, and easy-to-use search functions, empowering a diverse class of mobile users with a world of knowledge available locally to their mobile devices. A special 33% discount is available for Android and BlackBerry versions through February 17, 2011, at the Penreader site by using promo code “MWCPROMO” at http://www.penreader.com/android-software/Britannica_Concise_Encyclopedia_2011.html or http://www.penreader.com/blackberry-software/Britannica_Concise_Encyclopedia_2011.html. The Spanish edition can be downloaded at http://www.penreader.com/blackberry-software/es/Britannica_Concise_Encyclopedia_2011.html or http://www.penreader.com/blackberry-software/es/Britannica_Concise_Encyclopedia_2011.html.
Paragon Software Group invited language learners to “fall” in love with Germany in November by giving away licenses of its mobile dictionary products with content from the top three German reference publishers — PONS, Duden and Langenscheidt Publishing Group.
The release of four multifunctional “talking” dictionaries for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are the first in a series of bilingual and monolingual Catalan-language dictionaries for mobile devices. The development partnership between Enciclopèdia Catalana and Paragon Software Group will produce an elite class of mobile reference applications for all types of mobile computing platforms.