IBM REMOVES LANGUAGE BARRIERS TO GLOBAL COMMUNICATION Monday 8 January 2001 PDF Print ...WebSphere Translation Server Opens the Web to the World With Real-Time, Multi-Language Translation... Using its advanced machine translation technology, IBM (NYSE: IBM) launches the IBM WebSphere Translation Server, helping to remove language as a barrier to global communication and e-commerce. The IBM WebSphere Translation Server will enable enterprises to provide Web pages, e-mail messages and chat conversations in multiple languages, in real time. With the IBM WebSphere Translation Server, enterprises can create and distribute Web content globally, without the need for special Web pages or separate Web infrastructures. It also enables chats in multiple languages for both internal and external communications, improving efficiency by helping to create truly global communities. "Machine translation allows for dynamic business content to be created at a fraction of the cost of professional translation services," said Steve McClure, vice president, Speech and Natural Language Software, IDC. "At present, the machine translation industry consists mainly of small segmented players, with no clear leader. IBM's entry signifies a major turning point and will help validate and accelerate the adoption of machine translation, a software market projected to reach $378 million by 2003." "Deutsche Bank Private Banking has chosen IBM WebSphere Translation Server to facilitate the automatic translation of Internet and intranet content in its new Knowledge Management System," notes Marco Stein, project leader, Global Private Banking Intranet, Deutsche Bank. "The ability to support bi-directional translation for a wide range of languages was an important consideration for us. We also needed a system which actually understood the grammars of the various languages, much more than just a translation of individual words. Finally, we were looking for a solution that provided flexibility, yet one which was economic in its use of resources. The target group of 6,500 employees worldwide will use the system to save time while translating and reading documents." Ozzie Osborne, general manager, IBM Voice Systems, adds, "The ability of our customers to offer quick, convenient, multi-lingual translation makes their Web content available to a much wider audience, who speak many languages. In addition, as an integrated component of IBM WebSphere's proven architecture, based on open standards, the IBM WebSphere Translation Server can help businesses of any size dramatically increase their global reach with a limited investment." IBM WebSphere Translation Server supports bi-directional text translation between English and French, German, Spanish and Italian, as well as from English to Chinese (both simplified and traditional), Japanese and Korean. IBM WebSphere Translation Server is designed for a customer's enterprise. Running on NT, AIX and Solaris, the IBM WebSphere Translation Server can translate up to 500 words per second (speeds may vary based on processor speed and system configuration). Connectivity plug-ins are available for the IBM WebSphere Application Server, Lotus Domino and Lotus Sametime through the Lotus Translation Components (LTCs). Pricing and Availability IBM WebSphere Translation Server will be available in March 2001 from IBM and IBM business partners, priced at $10,000/language pair/processor. To learn more about the IBM WebSphere Translation Server for Multiplatforms Version 1.0, visit http://www.ibm.com/software/voice About IBM With over 30 years of delivering voice solutions and over 100 voice technology patents, IBM is the global leader in providing access to data through end-to-end voice integrated solutions that enable organizational effectiveness for e-business development. For more information about IBM Voice Systems, visit http://www.ibm.com/software/voice IBM and WebSphere are trademarks or registered trademarks of IBM Corporation. All other product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Ref: 01/003 For further information please contact: Roger Warner IBM Tel: 020 72026299 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jonathan Batty/ Tracey Farrant For IBM Tel: +44 (0)1753 790700 Fax: +44 (0)1753 790701 Email: email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.