Distribution Agreement Expands Reach of SYSTRAN’s Market Leading Translation Software

ScanSoft launches series of SYSTRAN Desktop Products tailored for Scansoft’s Productivity Solution Offering with Systran®Translator Product Family.

PARIS, FRANCE – September 26, 2005

SYSTRAN S.A. (Code ISIN FR0004109197, Bloomberg: SYST NM, Reuters: SYTN.LN), the market leading developer of the most widely used language translation software in the world, announced that ScanSoft, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSFT), a leading global supplier of speech and imaging solutions, has agreed to distribute a series of co-branded SYSTRAN desktop products tailored exclusively for ScanSoft’s renowned productivity applications suite in Europe. Using the same translation technology as the leading search engines, Systran®Translator offers additional features that improve translation quality and increase user productivity, requirements necessary for today’s multilingual marketplace.

SYSTRAN products allow individuals to understand foreign language content in real-time as well as create multilingual documents directly from the user desktop as the products include plugins within Microsoft® Office suite.

“SYSTRAN® Translator is a complementary addition to our productivity product portfolio,” says Steven Steenhaut, marketing manager for ScanSoft International. “This translation product uses the same translation technology as leading search engines such as Google and Yahoo!, private enterprises and governments all over the world. It can easily translate text and can eliminate the need for expensive translation services or searching through extensive dictionaries. As with ScanSoft’s other market-leading productivity applications, Systran®Translator also delivers time savings, reduces costs and increases productivity.” “By leveraging ScanSoft’s expertise in delivering leading software products through broad channels, our products will penetrate new and existing markets, and reach new customers.” remarked Guillaume Naigeon, Chief Operating Officer of SYSTRAN.

About ScanSoft Inc.

ScanSoft, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSFT) is a leading supplier of imaging, speech and language solutions that are used to automate a wide range of manual processes – saving time, increasing worker productivity and improving customer service. For more information regarding ScanSoft® products and technologies, please visit www.scansoft.com.


SYSTRAN is the leading provider of the world’s most scalable and modular translation software. SYSTRAN’s expertise spans over three decades of building customized machine translation solutions for global corporations, portals, governments and public administrations through open and robust architecture. Its core technology powers language translation solutions for the Internet, PCs and network infrastructures that facilitate communication in 40 language pairs and in 20 specialized domains. SYSTRAN is headquartered in France and has a subsidiary in California, USA. SYSTRAN (Code ISIN FR0004109197, Bloomberg: SYST NM, Reuters: SYTN.LN) is listed on Euronext Paris, Nouveau Marché, and is member of Euronext’s Next Economy segment. For more information regarding SYSTRAN® products and technologies, please visit www.systrangroup.com.

Trademark reference: SYSTRAN is a registered trademark of the SYSTRAN Group. ScanSoft and the ScanSoft logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of ScanSoft Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other company names or product names referenced herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
The statements in this press release that relate to future plans, events or performance are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with market trends, competitive factors, and other risks identified in ScanSoft’s SEC filings. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof.

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