SDL International, a provider of global information management (GIM) solutions, has announced the early-bird release of SDL Trados 2006. This release provides integrated terminology management, quality checking, flexibility in choice of translation editing environment, and customer-driven enhancements such as support for OpenOffice and TMX, all in a single product with a single license key.
SDL Trados 2006 offers the choice of Translators Workbench, TagEditor, and SDLX editing environments. It includes support for Quark, InDesign CS2, and Java files to supplement its file handling capabilities. Integration with SDL MultiTerm provides terminology lookup and search functions designed to ensure adherence to corporate terminology. Existing and new translations can be reviewed and cleansed using the enhanced QA checking in SDL Trados 2006. New built-in translation and terminology checks have been added and any number of user-defined checks can be set up to search for particular quality criteria. SDL Trados 2006 is immediately available to pre-order at Early Bird special pricing during the month of February. Freelancers can pre-order online.