Lexington, MA - April 30, 2003:
XenCraft, an internationalization consulting company, announced
its partnership with ABLE Innovations, a provider of language
technology and integrated globalization services, to support the
Progress Software application market.
Both companies have developed proven technologies,
and techniques, specifically tailored to the
globalization of applications developed in PROGRESS
4GL. Tex Texin, founder of XenCraft, said "I believe
that in ABLE Innovations' language technology and
localization services, I have found the perfect
complement to XenCraft's internationalization services
for Progress Software applications."
As the former architect of Progress
internationalization and Unicode-enabling strategies,
Tex Texin has worked in the Progress community for years
enabling architectures for multilingual product
release. As a specialist in multilingual text processing
and user interfaces, Unicode, and web internationalization,
he was sought by ABLE to advise on how to design
and implement the lowest cost strategy of internationalizing
and localizing Progress-based Windows and Web
applications leveraging ABLE's breakthrough language
"We are very pleased to have secured the validation
and support from one such as Tex, a truly respected
and knowledgeable Progress internationalization
guru," stated Samantha La Duc, president of ABLE
Innovations. The combined solutions represented
by both companies form an unparalleled commitment
to the localization of Progress applications.
In further support of the Progress community,
Bill Kirtz, Business Development Manager at ABLE
Innovations, will work to support XenCraft's and ABLE's
customers. Bill is well acquainted with the Progress
marketplace. Before serving many years at Sybase
as Globalization Product Manager, he was at VARNET,
and understands the globalization needs of application
The ABLE Innovations Solutions Suite
ABLE Innovations suite of
products and services are already delivering business
benefits for companies such as GE Power Systems,
Pumatech, Indus, Frontrange, BJ Services and Colligo.
These services include consulting, localization,
engineering, testing, content management and translation.
Through a breakthrough technology, WizTom™, developers
now have the ability to ready applications or Web
sites for localization and manage updates in an
easy, non-intrusive, and elegant way. Access to
source code is not needed! Through its innovative
approach to separating language from code, WizTom
will dramatically reduce or eliminate reengineering,
rebuilding, and retesting. The WizTom solution,
when paired with ABLE's expert localization services,
can ensure your products are made world-ready sooner
and presented in multiple languages correctly.
About ABLE Innovations, Inc.
Inc. leads the way in language technology and integrated
globalization services, providing support for clients'
worldwide translation and internationalization needs.
ABLE Innovations' process management expertise and
veteran localization staff dramatically reduce the
complexity and costs of producing multilingual
applications, Web sites and content. The ABLE
Guarantee™: Cost Savings, Quality, and On-Time Delivery.
provides internationalization consulting and training
services, specializing in supporting the Progress
Software application market. XenCraft's founder, Tex
Texin, was the architect for Progress Software's
internationalization capabilities and has extensive
experience across Java, C, C++, Progress 4GL, and
many other programming languages. Services provided
include double-byte enabling, Unicode-enabling,
Web-enabling and adding support for numerous character
encodings, collations, and presentation formats.