Date: 16th March 2016
Karlsbad, Germany, 16th March 2016 – In early March, Across Systems GmbH hosted two events in Cologne, Germany: The software manufacturer held the LSP Day for language service providers on March 2 and the user conference for industrial enterprises on the following day. Thanks to the large number of participants, a colorful program, and the attractive new location, both events were highly successful. Guests from more than 20 countries came for the LSP Day.
At both Across conferences, the presentation program provided insight and an outlook on the development of the Across Language Server. On this occasion, Stefan Kreckwitz, who had served as Head of Development at Across until the end of February, and his successor Sergey Dubrovskiy also introduced the highlights of the latest Across version 6.3. The symbolic change of guards after the joint presentation was an emotional moment. Moreover, tips and tricks for more efficiency in the daily work with Across and information on crossMarket, the new online network for all Across users, were presented to the participants of both events.
Guest Presentations at the Across Conferences
At the LSP Day, Tom Shaw of Capita Translation and Interpreting held a guest presentation on the interaction between the SmartMATE machine translation technology and the Across Language Server on the basis of the Across solution crossConnect for External Editing.
In her guest presentation at the Across user conference, Renate Kenney of Sto SE & Co. KGaA showed how the internationally leading manufacturer of paint, plaster, varnish, coating, and exterior insulation finishing systems handles its extensive translation projects in a highly automated way with the Across Language Server. After the joint lunch, Stefan Kreckwitz stepped on the platform once again – now for the first time in his new role as CEO of Congree Language Technologies GmbH – and held a lecture on the optimization of source texts. On both conference days, the presentation program was supplemented with a podium discussion with invited translators on the subject "The Translator – An Unknown Being?".
The industrial customers and language service providers appreciated the feature voting. By means of a survey on potential new functions, the participants were given the opportunity to actively participate in the further development of the next Across version, which is scheduled for release in 2017.
Networking and Exhibition Area
Apart from the comprehensive presentation program, the participants were pleased to find various opportunities for networking, e.g. in the exhibition area. The partner companies Adobe, Congree, Lucy, and Plunet each had a booth at the user conference, and Capita, Lucy, Plunet, and the NTIF and DVÜD association presented themselves at the LSP Day. At both events, the participants were able to discuss questions on technical details and on crossMarket with Across experts. In line with the networking approach of crossMarket, the boat tour on the Rhine River on the evening of the first conference day enabled industrial customers and language service providers to meet and exchange information.
"Every year, the user conference and the LSP Day are special highlights. At these events, our customers and language service providers give us valuable impulses for the further development of our products, enabling us to align Across even more closely with their needs", explains Niko Henschen, CEO of Across Systems GmbH.
Further information on Across events is available at http://www.across.net/en/company/activities/.
About Across Systems:
Across, based in Karlsbad, Germany, and in Glendale, CA, USA, is the manufacturer of the Across Language Server, a market-leading software platform for all corporate language resources and translation processes. Within a very short time, the use of Across can increase the translation quality and transparency, while reducing the workload and process costs.
The Across Language Server can be used for ISO 17100:2015-compliant translation services. As Across Systems GmbH is a certified Microsoft partner, the successful introduction of Microsoft technologies is guaranteed. Thanks to the Software Development Kit (SDK), Across can easily be integrated in IT environments. Integration support is available from the company's Business Services & Support department and from renowned system integrators and technology partners.
Within the scope of its product development, Across collaborates with international universities and academies. For many years, Across has also been focusing on cooperative partnerships with renowned technology companies and language service providers.
Customers of Across (extract): 1&1 Internet AG, Allianz Versicherungs AG, HypoVereinsbank, Miele, SMA Solar Technology AG, ThyssenKrupp, etc.
Further information about Across Systems GmbH is available at http://www.across.net.
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