Lionbridge Again Named One of America's Best Employers by Forbes

Lionbridge | April 17, 2019

Lionbridge Technologies is proud to announce it has again been named one of America's Best Employers by Forbes, which also recognized Lionbridge as a Best Employer for Women in 2018. The 2019 list recognizes organizations across a variety of industries that employ more than 1,000 people in the U.S. Working with Statista, Forbes deployed an independent survey to a representative sample of the US workforce and reached more than 50,000 employees overall. The rankings were mainly assessed based on the likelihood that an employee would recommend their employer to friends and family versus recommend a different employer. Other questions included inquiries about company culture, career development, gender equality, and compensation. "Our foundational priorities are our people and customers," said John Fennelly, CEO of Lionbridge. "We're very proud of the progress we've made in creating an environment that allows our talent to expand their skillsets and interests. This has also helped us accelerate our innovation efforts." Ann Lazarus-Barnes, Lionbridge's Chief People Officer, said the award is a testament to the company's dedication to its employees. "Our community's strength is an immeasurably important part of our success and we are always on the lookout for the best and brightest to join us," she said.

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PSPDFKit Extends Document Technology Platform With Strategic Acquisitions of ORPALIS and Aquaforest

PSPDFKit | May 16, 2022

PSPDFKit, the leading document processing and manipulation foundation for tomorrow's developers, today announced the acquisition of France-based ORPALIS Imaging Technologies and U.K.-based Aquaforest, leading providers of document imaging components and enterprise software solutions. The combination of PSPDFKit, ORPALIS, and Aquaforest creates a unique foundation for enabling developers to better execute on their roadmaps and thrive in an all-digital world. Backed by New York-based global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, the combination harnesses the capabilities of three leading providers to deliver an unmatched level of document expertise and resources to enable developers and enterprises to innovate beyond paper. ORPALIS's expertise in .NET and Windows is combined with rare domain knowledge in OCR and PDF rendering engines. The company's core technology is focused on the application of OCR, barcode, PDF rendering and compression, MS Office, document conversion, document scanning, and document imaging capabilities to enterprise SDKs, offering developers the ability to deliver compelling solutions faster. For PSPDFKit customers, this ultimately means a more comprehensive OCR solution, AI-based document tools, deeper PDF expertise, and access to more than 3000 new capabilities across 100 new file formats. Aquaforest offers an enterprise software suite for PDF data extraction, OCR, and metadata tagging with SharePoint, Microsoft Power Automate, Azure, and Windows Servers. The addition complements PSPDFKit's acquisition of Muhimbi in January 2022, offering customers a comprehensive enterprise software solution for the low-code/no-code and SharePoint space, ensuring they can more effectively work with documents. "In today's climate of digital transformation, developers are looking for partners with the expertise, tools, and technology to help them realize the digital revolution's promises today, By joining PSPDFKit, ORPALIS, and Aquaforest together, we're making it possible for these innovative developers and enterprises to unlock the potential of tomorrow and bring their ideas to life. With the combination we have put together, it's safe to say there is no better digital document foundation out there that is focused solely on enabling developers seeking to innovate beyond paper and fuel transformation." Jonathan Rhyne, Co-Founder and CEO of PSPDFKit "We are thrilled to join the PSPDFKit family and together continue to deliver top-performing document solutions to the enterprise market," says Elodie Tellier, Managing Director of the ORPALIS group and member of the PDF Association Board of Directors. "By bringing together these companies, developers and their organizations will have access to a broad portfolio of industry-leading solutions, as well as cutting edge technology as we focus on building what the future could look like." Neil Pitman, Founder and CEO of Aquaforest: "Aquaforest teaming up with PSPDFKit positions us to bring a higher level of value to the businesses that rely on our solutions and help even more organizations, IT specialists, and aspiring low-code builders to drive even more impactful business outcomes." District Capital Partners served as financial advisor, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP served as legal advisor, and Deloitte served as accounting advisor to PSPDFKit during this transaction. In Extenso Finance & Transmission served as financial advisor, and Fidal Toulouse served as legal advisor to ORPALIS. About ORPALIS ORPALIS is an editor of imaging software, PDF processing tools, and large-scale document flow management solutions for professionals of all industries and individuals worldwide. About Aquaforest Aquaforest was established in 2001 to provide High-Performance PDF, OCR, and SharePoint products to a worldwide market. Aquaforest are experts in Searchable PDFs. Thousands of organizations rely on Aquaforest solutions as part of their document workflow processes. About PSPDFKit PSPDFKit develops software development toolkits and related frameworks that enable document creation, manipulation, collaboration, and innovation within its customers' applications. The company's products cover all major platforms and support a wide range of programming languages, and can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud with ease and at any scale. PSPDFKit has earned its developers-first reputation by pioneering products that are easily integrated, completely customizable to fit any deployment and workflow, and trusted by startups, SMBs, and some of the largest multinational enterprises alike. About Insight Partners Insight Partners is a global software investor partnering with high-growth technology, software, and Internet startup and ScaleUp companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. As of February 24, 2022, the closing of the firm's recent fundraise, Fund XII, brings Insight Partners regulatory assets under management to over $90B. Insight Partners has invested in more than 600 companies worldwide and has seen over 55 portfolio companies achieve an IPO. Headquartered in New York City, Insight has offices in London, Tel Aviv, and Palo Alto. Insight's mission is to find, fund, and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with practical, hands-on software expertise to foster long-term success. Insight Partners meets great software leaders where they are in their growth journey, from their first investment to IPO.

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Knock® CRM Announces Artificial Intelligence-Powered AI Voice, Call Intelligence Tools

Knock | June 17, 2022

Knock® CRM, the leading industry CRM and performance management platform for multifamily property owners and managers, today announced its upcoming launch of new artificial intelligence-powered leasing tools, AI Voice and Call Intelligence. Both tools integrate seamlessly into the Knock CRM platform, enabling leasing teams to leverage the power of AI to improve conversions while eliminating reliance on external services. The number of phone calls to apartment buildings has doubled in the past year and simultaneously, multifamily operators are struggling to keep up with nationwide talent shortages. The result is at least 40% of inbound phone calls go unanswered. Knock's AI Voice solution addresses this problem by engaging in natural dialogue with each caller. Call Intelligence captures data on every call between prospects and leasing teams, helping teams evaluate performance to improve sales effectiveness and the consistency of a high quality customer experience. Calls are also analyzed to provide information that can be leveraged to prioritize future capital projects like property amenity improvements or other value-add projects. "Knock's AI Voice product is unique in that it provides a value-added solution to multifamily operators regardless of whether calls are answered or unanswered. "Unanswered calls will be greeted by Knock's AI Voice assistant, collecting important information and quickly converting them into booked appointments 24/7. Additionally, the transcript data from these calls is used to power multifamily's first ever Call Intelligence reporting, enabling managers to monitor performance and accelerate positive outcomes like never before." Demetri Themelis, co-founder and CEO Current solutions exist but rely on multiple API integrations without any of them acting as the single source of truth for data. Knock is fully integrating AI Voice and Call Intelligence into its CRM platform so that all data is captured and referenced as easily as possible, providing a seamless user experience for both the leasing agent and prospective resident. By harnessing the power of AI, Knock is enabling property management teams to maximize their resources and meet rising demand from prospective renters. About Knock Knock® offers an integrated suite of front office technology that provides multifamily owners and operators with the levers they need to more profitably acquire and retain high-value, long-term residents. Knock CRM empowers leasing teams with tools to accelerate successful leasing and renewal outcomes, provides marketers the data to optimize spend, and ensures executives have the business intelligence and insights needed to outperform their competitors.

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Mobileye Launches EyeQ Kit: New SDK for Advanced Safety and Driver-Assistance Systems

Mobileye | July 06, 2022

Mobileye, an Intel company, has launched the EyeQ Kit™ – its first software development kit (SDK) for the EyeQ® system-on-chip that powers driver-assistance and future autonomous technologies for automakers worldwide. Built to leverage the powerful and highly power-efficient architecture of the upcoming EyeQ®6 High and EyeQ®Ultra processors, EyeQ Kit allows automakers to utilize Mobileye's proven core technology, while deploying their own differentiated code and human-machine interface tools on the EyeQ platform. “EyeQ Kit allows our customers to benefit from the best of both worlds — Mobileye's proven and validated core technologies, along with their own expertise in delivering unique driver experiences and interfaces. As more core functions of vehicles are defined in software, we know our customers will want the flexibility and capacity they need to differentiate and define their brands through code.” Prof. Amnon Shashua, Mobileye president and chief executive officer How it Works: Through EyeQ hardware and software, automakers have access to a broad set of Mobileye solutions, including computer vision, REM™ crowdsourced mapping, and RSS-based driving policy. Using EyeQ Kit, automakers can further leverage the power of Mobileye’s system-on-chip to augment the advanced driver functions with a look and feel that is unique to their brands. And as the visual demands for interaction and communication between drivers and vehicles grows more complex, EyeQ Kit gives automakers a new path to tailor critical information flows. EyeQ Kit will help support features such as surround visualization, automated lane-keeping, and road-sign recognition through more advanced augmented reality displays. EyeQ Kit was developed by hundreds of Mobileye engineers drawing on deep experience across Intel and Mobileye, with experts in compilers and development environments such as OpenCL standards, leveraging compilation frameworks used for intensive computing and deep learning. This approach allows automakers to develop their own applications easily and efficiently. It also opens the ability to co-host third-party applications, which lowers the costs of integrating other chips. Why it Matters: From general-purpose CPU cores to high compute-dense accelerators – including deep-learning neural networks – EyeQ has a scalable and modular architecture that seeks to achieve high performance while offering a suitable power efficiency to deploy artificial intelligence at the edge for automotive applications. Previous generations of the EyeQ chip have been deployed in more than 100 million vehicles, with dozens of the world’s largest automakers using them to provide safety and driver-assistance features in hundreds of models worldwide. Now, EyeQ Kit aims to reduce development costs, accelerate time to market and enable hardware vendor flexibility for the full development cycle – from conception to deployment and performance tuning. “Mobileye’s core technologies of computer vision, driving policy, REM and RSS are driven by purpose built SoCs allowing for scale and efficiency. Automakers can now build on top of Mobileye’s core technologies while benefiting from our diverse set of accelerators purpose built for ADAS and AV. Automakers can rely on the EyeQ Kit and EyeQ processor family to bring a technologically advanced vision for their brands to life, quickly and efficiently,” Shashua said. EyeQ Kit has already been deployed with one major global automaker for future vehicle programs. About Mobileye Mobileye is a leader in the development and deployment of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving technologies and solutions. Mobileye pioneered ADAS technology more than 20 years ago and has continuously expanded the scope of its ADAS offerings, while leading the evolution to autonomous driving solutions. About Intel Intel is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better. To learn more about Intel’s innovations, go to newsroom.intel.com and intel.com.

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Deci Joins NVIDIA Metropolis to Accelerate Unparalleled AI Inference Performance

Deci | August 08, 2022

Deci, a deep learning company harnessing AI to build AI, today announced it has joined NVIDIA Metropolis — a partner program, application framework, and set of developer tools that bring to market a new generation of applications and solutions to make the world’s most important spaces and operations safer and more efficient with advancements in AI vision. Deci enables AI developers to build, optimize and deploy best-in-class deep learning models, delivering high accuracy tailored for any dataset, inference hardware, speed, and size requirements. Its platform enables unparalleled inference performance on the NVIDIA Jetson edge AI platform — which includes the Jetson Orin, AGX Xavier, Xavier NX and Nano modules — as well as server-based NVIDIA GPUs. With Deci, vendors can deploy complex models onto smaller edge devices, thus achieving real-time latency and maximizing hardware utilization. NVIDIA Metropolis makes it easier and more cost effective for enterprises, governments, and integration partners to use world-class AI-enabled solutions to improve critical operational efficiency and safety problems. The NVIDIA Metropolis ecosystem contains a large and growing breadth of members who are investing in the most advanced AI techniques and most efficient deployment platforms, while using an enterprise-class approach to their solutions. Members have the opportunity to gain early access to NVIDIA platform updates to further enhance and accelerate their AI application development efforts. Further, the program offers the opportunity for members to collaborate with industry-leading experts and other AI-driven organizations. “We are honored to be part of NVIDIA Metropolis and confident that our participation will enable us to reach more customers to support them in successfully deploying world-changing AI solutions. “AI teams can rely on Deci’s platform to build and optimize top-notch models at the edge, a real game changer for enterprises seeking to innovate.” Yonatan Geifman, CEO and co-founder of Deci About Deci Deci is a deep learning development platform, powered by a proprietary Neural Architecture Search technology. AI developers use Deci to build, optimize and deploy best-in-class deep learning models that are tailored for any task, dataset, inference hardware, and performance targets. Leading AI teams use Deci to accelerate inference performance, enable new use cases on edge devices, shorten development cycles and reduce inference computing costs. Founded by Yonatan Geifman, PhD, Jonathan Elial, and Professor Ran El-Yaniv, Deci's team of deep learning engineers and scientists is dedicated to eliminating production-related bottlenecks across the AI lifecycle.

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