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[Январь 23, 2008]
Paragon Software and Brockhaus Duden Neue Medien GmbH Enter into Global Agreement

Paragon Software and Brockhaus Duden Neue Medien GmbH Enter into Global Agreement

Famous DUDEN Dictionaries Now Available for Mobile Devices

Freiburg, Germany – 23 January 2008 - Paragon Software Group and Brockhaus Duden Neue Medien GmbH have entered into a global agreement. As a result of this strategic collaboration, 4 essential DUDEN dictionaries were accommodated by SlovoEd dictionary engine: Duden – German spelling dictionary (Duden - Die deutsche Rechtschreibung), Duden – German dictionary of synonyms (Duden - Das Synonymwörterbuch), Duden – German dictionary of foreign words (Duden - Fremdwörterbuch) and Duden – German explanatory dictionary (Duden - Deutsches Universalwörterbuch). They can be purchased and downloaded from Paragon’s websites: www.epocware.com, www.epocware.mobi, www.penreader.com, www.penreader.mobi and www.soft4phone.com. The Duden – German spelling dictionary costs 19,95 Euro, the Duden – German dictionary of foreign words and Duden – German dictionary of synonyms are available respectively for 21,95 Euro and the price of the Duden – German explanatory dictionary is 29,95 Euro.

Designed to bring an overall convenience of handheld translation, these best-selling and comprehensive dictionaries support the diverse range of mobile platforms: Symbian (S60 3rd Edition and UIQ 3.0), Windows Mobile (Pocket PC and Smartphone editions), Palm OS, Java and BlackBerry.

The mobile version of the Duden - German Spelling dictionary corresponds to 24-th edition of the basic work ”Duden – Die deutsche Rechtschreibung” with 130 000 keywords, more than 500 000 illustrative examples, meanings, pronunciations, grammar references, words’ etymology and style. Duden – German dictionary of foreign words contains more than 55 000 foreign words and technical terms and provides overall information about loan-words in German contemporary language. The Duden – German dictionary contains 300 000 synonyms for more than 20 000 most frequently used German words. Duden – German explanatory dictionary contains 150 000 words and phrases with pronunciation samples, more than 500 000 meanings and usage examples.

For about 10 years Paragon Software has been pioneering the market of dictionary applications for mobile devices. Company’s experience and reputation determine its fast time-to-market product strategy and the high quality of solutions. The company distributes dictionaries by such world-known linguistic companies as: Chambers Harrap Publishers, Ltd.; Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH; Larousse Editorial, S.L.; Merriam-Webster Inc.; Oxford University Press; Van Dale Lexicografie bv and others.

Duden dictionary line combines the first-rate reference content and powerful SlovoEd application engine that provides the fastest dictionary browsing of its class. For customers’ comfort, SlovoEd supports either stand alone or client-server solutions. Due to unique compression technology, any multivolume dictionary can be easily fitted into handheld device and guarantee instant and efficient translation.

The new dictionary line also features word sound samples produced in the cooperation with ARD. It was produced by the most important German Television and Broadcast Company whose audio database is the reference for all news readers. In addition these audios are verified most thoroughly by the Duden editors of the following works: Duden – Die deutsche Rechtschreibung, Duden – Das Fremdwörterbuch and Duden – Deutsches Universalwörterbuch.

“For the years of our development activity the most authoritative and famous reference products from distinguished linguistic companies were gathered in SlovoEd dictionary line. Today we are happy to enrich our line with the comprehensive resource of contemporary German from Brockhaus Duden Neue Medien GmbH that provides the superior experience for our German-speaking and German-learning customers,” said Jeanne Kolesnik, Business Development Director, Epocware and Smart Handheld Devices divisions, Paragon Software Group. “From our side we guarantee that Duden word bases will be ideally complemented with Paragon’s technologies of new generation.”

The publishing house Duden expands its portfolio further in product line of mobile translation through collaboration with Paragon Software Group, one of the leading developers of innovative software. “We would like to expand our offer with the help of a corresponding powerful dictionary engine,” said Hans Huck-Blänsdorf, the director of Brockhaus Duden Neue Medien GmbH, about the cooperation, which the partners are going to strengthen.

Notes to editors

About Paragon Software Group (Smart Handheld Devices Division)

The Smart Handheld Devices Division of Paragon Software Group, founded in 1995, develops software for diverse classes of smart handheld devices (e.g. Palm OS, Pocket PC/Windows Mobile, Symbian OS): multilingual on-line handwriting recognition (PenReader), RAM and ROM based localization (LEng and PiLoc), multilingual dictionaries (SlovoEd), business and game applications.

About Brockhaus Duden Neue Medien GmbH
Brockhaus Duden Neue Medien GmbH located in Mannheim is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bibliographisches Institut & F. A. Brockhaus AG publishing house.

Brockhaus Duden Neue Medien GmbH cooperates with key scientist and industry players to carry out research and development projects in the fields of knowledge management and computer linguistics. Duden’s dictionaries are an established standard on the market. The products developed by Duden language technology cover the most comprehensive and updated vocabulary.

Duden’s reference books and dictionaries are specially designed for journalists, editors, students, interpreters and translators, as well as for every one, who wants to write or speak clearly and stylistically correctly.

Please find more information at: www.duden.de, www.brockhaus.de und www.meyers.de

Duden press-contact
Angelika Böhm Bibliographisches Institut & F. A. Brockhaus AG
Vice-Chief of the department Media and public relations
Dudenstraße 6
68167 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 3901-383 Fax: +49 621 3901-395
E-Mail: angelika.boehm@duden.de
Internet: www.duden.de/presse und www.duden.de/presse/rss

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February, 11-14th – Paragon Software&Epocware will exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.

You are welcome to visit us at:
Fira de Bacelona
Barcelona, Spain
Stand 7C33, Hall 7
February 11-14th

To schedule a meeting with our representative, please contact us at: paragon_pr@penreader.com

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