Saab AB Selects SDL LiveContent for Gripen Fighter Aircraft Program
SDL, (LSE:SDL) the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by Swedish aerospace company Saab, to meet the needs of the Interactive Electronic Technical Publication (IETP) requirements of the Gripen fighter aircraft program.
Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) November 22, 2010
SDL, (LSE:SDL) the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by Swedish aerospace company Saab, to meet the needs of the Interactive Electronic Technical Publication (IETP) requirements of the Gripen fighter aircraft program. Gripen is the first of the new generation, multi-role combat aircraft to enter service. The Gripen IETP project is a two-year, multi-phase project with simultaneous deliveries via CD and the Web to ensure that the most accurate and up-to-date information is available for the Swedish War Fighter.
Saab evaluated many commercially available, off-the-shelf IETP products against its current and future user requirements, as well as system design goals, before choosing SDL LiveContentÃ¢“¢, an interactive delivery solution that provides advanced distribution and viewing of XML content. SDL LiveContent, recently named one of KMWorld Magazine’s Trend-Setting Products, implements the new data model/schema for S1000D 4.0, which is now regarded as the premiere standard in the aerospace and defense industries. The new 4.0 specification makes it easier to author content, provides more intuitive XML tags and adds a new level of consistency and coherence to the specification.
“Saab conducted a rigorous evaluation to select the tools that best aligned with its strategic project goals,” said Kevin Duffy, CEO, SDL Structured Content Technologies division. “The support and services team knew exactly what they needed to do to meet their customer and end user needs and they found the best fit with SDL. We are very pleased to have been selected by such a strategic, growth-oriented company and we’re looking forward to supporting Saab’s success with the Gripen program,” Duffy said.
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions. SDL’s solutions increase business agility to enterprises by accelerating the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. The company’s integrated Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information that reaches multiple audiences around the world through different channels.
Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP and Sony. SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 60 offices in 35 countries. For more information, visit http://www.sdl.com.
About SDL Structured Content Technologies
SDL’s Structured Content Technologies division is the worldwide leader in Component Content Management and Dynamic Publishing software. Leveraging XML standards such as DITA and S1000D, the division’s suite of products empower global companies to efficiently create, share, manage and publish technical information that is up to date and tailored to the interests of their global customers.
About Saab AB
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.
For additional information:
Mary Parsons (SDL Americas)
Nate Tennant (Kirk Communications)
Amy Hall (SDL Europe and Corporate Headquarters)
+44 01628 410120
Richard Delanty (SDL Asia Pacific )
+81 90 6695 5313
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