SDL Delivers NAVSEA Viewer to the U.S. Navy

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Built on SDL LiveContent's IETM technology, it provides warfighters and subcontractors with consistent data, vital to maintenance

Once a warfighter is comfortable with how to use an IETM for one piece of equipment, they know how to use an IETM for any other piece of equipment deployed with the NAVSEA Viewer

SDL (LSE: SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions announced today the delivery of the NAVSEA Viewer 1.0, created in partnership with the U.S. Navy Configuration Control Board (CCB).

NAVSEA Viewer 1.0 is a critical achievement in standardization that makes it possible to deliver Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs) with a common look, feel, and end-user experience, while delivering technical data prepared by any U.S. Navy program.

"Today's warfighters work with multiple, complex platforms and equipment. Most are configurable to meet the needs of different mission objectives. Each configuration variant requires technical documentation that assures proper use and maintenance of the equipment," said Ron Stonecypher, Technical Data Manager, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, U.S. Navy. "Once a warfighter is comfortable with how to use an IETM for one piece of equipment, they know how to use an IETM for any other piece of equipment deployed with the NAVSEA Viewer," Stonecypher continued.

The NAVSEA Viewer is the result of the vision of a number of S1000D advocates within the Navy who created and participated in the Navy Configuration Control Board . The CCB determined the common look and feel desired and then partnered with SDL to deliver the NAVSEA Viewer 1.0 capability. The NAVSEA Viewer is built upon SDL LiveContentâ„¢, a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) IETM generation and delivery technology, configured to meet the CCB's requirements,

As an added component of the Standard NAVSEA Integrated Publishing Process (SNIPP), the NAVSEA Viewer is available to participants of the Navy Enterprise Subscription License (NESL) Program. Participation in the program is available to the entire US Navy, as well as all subcontractors supporting U.S. Navy programs.

"The U.S. Navy realizes significant training and sustainment cost benefits with their standardization efforts," said Kevin Duffy, CEO of SDL Structured Content Technologies division. "The NAVSEA Viewer brings them another step closer to achieving their rationalization, reduction and centralization strategy goals to reduce equipment life-cycle costs, while improving the accuracy, sustainability and timely delivery of critical technical data to the warfighter," Duffy said.

To request further information about the NAVSEA Viewer, SNIPP, guidance from the Commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command concerning 'Use of S1000D Specification for Technical Manual Development and Management', or participation in the NESL program, please email SDL at xml@sdl.com. All U.S. Navy activities and subcontractors that support (or plan to support) a Navy program are encouraged to explore SNIPP and the NESL Program to reduce their start-up and program sustainment costs.

To learn more about how SDL is supporting S1000D initiatives in aerospace and defense, please visit our website.

About SDL
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management. Global Information Management enables companies to engage with their customers throughout the customer journey -from brand awareness, to sales and after-sales support- and across languages, cultures and channels.

SDL's best-of-breed Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information across all customer touch points.

Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP and Sony. SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 60 offices in 35 countries. For more information, visit http://www.sdl.com

About SDL Structured Content Technologies
SDL's Structured Content Technologies division is the worldwide leader in Component Content Management and Dynamic Publishing software. Leveraging XML standards such as DITA and S1000D, the division's suite of products empower global companies to efficiently create, share, manage and publish technical information that is up to date and tailored to the interests of their global customers.

Contacts:     Amy Hall (SDL Headquarters) 01628 4101203
amyhall(at)sdl(dot)com

Mary Parsons (SDL Americas) +1 781 756 5454
mparsons(at)sdl(dot)com

Richard Delanty (SDL Asia Pacific) +81 90 6695 5313
rdelanty(at)sdl(dot)com

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