Lionbridge Announces GeoFluent Instant Messaging for IBM Sametime; Breaks Language Barriers for Multilingual Communication and Collaboration

Lionbridge (Nasdaq: LIOX) today announced the integration between Lionbridge’s GeoFluent™ Instant Messaging (IM) real time translation solution and IBM Sametime® unified communications and collaboration software.

GeoFluent IM for Sametime will help IBM Sametime clients become more interconnected by collaborating more effectively with non-English speaking colleagues, partners and customers.  The benefits of real-time, multilingual instant messaging chat for Sametime include the ability to:

  • Find, reach and collaborate with colleagues and partners across geographies in real time
  • Improve communication and increase productivity across geographically dispersed teams
  • Ensure security-rich, enterprise-scale instant messaging across languages
  • Increase the productivity of online meetings
  • Eliminate product development and delivery delays resulting from miscommunication
  • Reduce costs for international travel, telephone plus audio- and Web-conferencing services

“Today’s dynamic workforce is increasingly globally dispersed, multigenerational and multicultural,” said Caleb Barlow, Director, Unified Communications and Collaboration, IBM. “As globally dispersed organizations move towards becoming social businesses, the challenge of resolving real-time barriers of language translation is critical. Today’s always available, socially-connected organizations need to communicate seamlessly with networks of partners, clients and suppliers, regardless of location, time-zone or language.”

Join Lionbridge and IBM for a webinar on August 23rd to learn more about increasing social communications across borders with multilingual unified communications.  Please register for the webinar here.

Lionbridge GeoFluent is a cloud-based, customizable, real-time automated translation technology that instantly translates content and communications into multiple languages.  GeoFluent is based on IBM’s machine translation engine and is the result of a technology partnership between Lionbridge and IBM.   GeoFluent IM is designed specifically for enterprise instant messaging and easily integrates into common messaging and collaboration environments, including Sametime.  GeoFluent includes Lionbridge customization capability which increases comprehension and usability of communication by reflecting each organization’s brand, products and terminology.

IBM Sametime® software provides integrated real-time communications services—voice, data and video—that make it easy for people to find, reach and collaborate effectively with others. Sametime allows employees to spend less time trying to find people who can answer questions and more time being productive, and helps enterprises lower customer service and help desk costs by more effectively resolving issues.

“This integration with Sametime is yet another example of the powerful benefits of Lionbridge GeoFluent for increasing online engagement with employees, partners and customers worldwide,” said Rory Cowan, CEO, Lionbridge.  “Working with IBM, we will enable enterprises to adopt global-scale, cost-effective unified communications offerings that help them effectively run their businesses and increase collaboration worldwide.”

About Lionbridge

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIOX) is a provider of translation, development and testing solutions. Lionbridge combines global resources with proven program management methodologies to serve as an outsource partner throughout a client’s product and content lifecycle – from development to translation, testing and maintenance. Global organizations rely on Lionbridge services to increase international market share, speed adoption of global products and content, and enhance their return on enterprise applications and IT system investments. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 26 countries and provides services under the Lionbridge and VeriTest brands. To learn more, visit

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