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EXFO Selects SDL to Shorten Global Product Launch Cycles

SDL solutions help centralize translation assets, reduce costs and improve quality

MAIDENHEAD, England, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SDL (LSE: SDL) the leader in Global Information Management, today announced that EXFO Inc., a leading provider of test and service assurance solutions for network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry, is working with SDL to more effectively and efficiently translate content across its entire supply chain.  EXFO will be able to centralize translation assets and share them in real time resulting in translation cost, speed and quality improvements.

EXFO has approximately 1800 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 telecom customers worldwide.  To meet the demands of these customers, EXFO needed to shorten global product launch cycles of their test and service assurance solutions for global telecommunications.  With R&D and Marketing teams working separately on translations, using Language Service Providers and in-house translators, there was a need for a centralized system to automate manual processes and allow for translation re-use so they could translate content faster and more accurately.

To address these translation challenges, EXFO deployed SDL Trados Studio, SDL TM Server and SDL MultiTerm Server to ensure high quality content across all languages,  provide workflow and project management control as well as a centralized translation memory and terminology databases which ensure the quick reuse of previously translated content. 

"EXFO is proud to have chosen SDL for its translation tools. SDL's expertise and great understanding of our needs truly made a difference in our day-to-day operations," said Kathleen Cotter, Translation Coordinator at EXFO. "An innovative company like ours must rely on efficient and reliable tools to provide our customers with first-class translation, as fast as possible."

"It is an honor to be recognized as a trusted supplier by EXFO," said Tim McManus, Senior Vice President of products for SDL's Language Technologies Division. "This exciting opportunity reconfirms our ability to provide a fantastic service to global brands and we look forward to continuing to work with EXFO."

About EXFO 
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks - from the core to the edge. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies (accounting for an estimated 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market). EXFO has a staff of approximately 1800 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit

About SDL  
SDL enables global businesses to engage with their customers in the language, the media and at the moment they choose. We help businesses manage their brands, drive global revenues, accelerate speed to market and enrich their customers' experience. SDL's enterprise-ready innovative technology and service solutions span the entire customer journey and include social listening and marketing analytics, campaign management, language management and services, video and written content creation, web content management, dynamic technical documentation publication and eCommerce. SDL solutions drive global reach across multiple languages, cultures, channels and media. SDL has over 1,500 enterprise customers, 400 partners and a global infrastructure of 70 offices in 38 countries. For more information, visit

Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP and Sony.


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