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10.10.2007

PROMT reports 70% year-on-year growth for online translation processing.

PROMT, a leading provider of machine translation software, is pleased to announce increased usage of its free online translation service at www.online-translator.com of more than 70% compared to 2006 activity. More than 260,000 people around the world are making use of the service every day, translating text in both directions between English, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and German. Monthly usage figures across all sites where the service is available now total 38 million.

“Our free online translation service underlines the growing demand for fast communications in multiple languages. Now that we are able to offer online translation services through third-party sites as well as our own, we expect the monthly tasks processed number to top 70 million by the end of 2007”, says Svetlana Sokolova, President of PROMT.

An informal analysis of the types of text translated shows that the most popular topics for translation are business, tourism, technical documentation, communication with product support departments, and online dating. Online-translation.com users translate documents, individual words and phrases, web pages and e-mail, and are making extensive use of the integrated spell checker, as well as virtual keyboards to access characters not supported on their local keyboard.

Online-translator.com enables people around the world to translate text between 24 different language pairs with a single click. Registered users can access topic-specific dictionaries containing specialized terminology for topic specific texts to enhance the quality of translation.

The service is available for English, German, Spanish, and French speakers at www.online-translator.com and for Russian speakers at www.translate.ru. In addition, online-translator.com services are available for French Internet users through the popular web services from the leading ISP in France.

About PROMT
PROMT was founded in 1991 with the goal of creating tools to enable people to communicate easily and effectively, breaking down language barriers between them. Today, the company is a leading provider of innovative machine translation solutions for web sites, corporate intranets, PCs and handheld devices under the trademark @promt. The company offers automatic bidirectional translation in seven languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Russian, with a total of 24 translation directions for over 100 specialized domains. Customers include AOL, Siemens AG, NASA, DaimlerChrysler, DHL, and Metro Group. Further information is available at www.e-promt.com.

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Alexander Kariagin,
Phone: +7 812 331-7540
Fax: +7 812 327-4483
e-mail: pr@e-promt.com


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