Paragon Software Group (PSG), founded in 1994, is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company’s Storage Management Division offers a comprehensive product line delivering data security, storage and management solutions for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products from the company’s Mobility Division focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices.
The Mobility Division’s product portfolio includes a multi-platform engine that converts even the largest print-based reference databases into lightweight mobile applications that run on a wide range of mobile devices. Offering more than 1500 electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and phrase books in more than 30 languages, PSG collaborates with the world’s leading publishers including Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Langenscheidt GmbH & Co. KG, PONS GmbH, Bibliographisches Institut GmbH and other recognized names. The Mobility Division is known around the world for delivering reliable reference content that features the highest levels of quality, functionality and usability.
With offices in the U.S., Germany, Russia, Japan and Poland PSG employs more than 200 professionals worldwide. Our aim is to deliver exceptional products and services to our corporate and consumer customers alike. We look forward to serving you.
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Slovoed. Dictionary Technology #1
Slovoed is the world’s most advanced and reliable dictionary technology, based on continuous market research combined with face-to-face dialogue with world-leading publishers and hardware manufactures. The technology was created over 15 years ago by the Mobility Devision of Paragon Software Group.
The latest mobile technology breakthroughs and achievements to enrich Slovoed apps with the best user experience and cutting-edge functions.
Extensive multi-platform expertise. Slovoed dictionary apps are available for each and every desktop and mobile platform: iOS, Android OS, macOS, Windows Phone and Windows 10, Tizen, BlackBerry, Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, bada, Palm OS.
The highest compression ratio, which allows to convert the most voluminous reference data into lightweight applications.
Qualified engineering support. A team of dedicated professionals is 24/7 available to solve any issue possible.
Slovoed Technology Evolution in Facts
History mirrors the evolution of the mobile devices market: since the introduction of the early personal
digital assistants through their present position as an integral part of modern lifestyle, a group of students
set out to explore the full capabilities of those first mobile devices. That small endeavour has grown into
the leading developer of applications for the mobile software market.
In collaboration with Oxford University Press, two unique mobile applications for English learner's were published: Oxford Learner's Quick Reference Grammar and Oxford Collocations Dictionary. The Android team proudly introduced to Slovoed app users two new games for developing spoken and written language skills: Slovoed Spelling game and Hangman. Slovenian - Russian dictionary has been released for iOS, macOS and Android. The dictionary content for the apps was completely developed in Hydra - text editor, created by Paragon Software to simplify the conversion of written text into xml format..
Paragon Software developed top-rated applications, such as Dikke Van Dale 15, Insight Guides Phrasebooks and Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 9th edition. Slovoed product variety expands. Spanish and English language courses for beginners are being sold on the App Store. The general app UI and functionality have changed dramatically. Flash Cards are now part of the apps to challenge users, and Share is now supported to translate texts from browser or e-reader.
In 2014 Paragon Software established partnership with two of the largest UK dictionary publishers: Chambers and Cambridge University Press. Paragon Software also continues to support independent publishers such as Lexikon 2k Swedish dictionaries and Irish Focalbeo Dictionaries.
Slovoed powers a unique reference app for dentists and maxillofacial surgeons. Paragon Software broadens its reference portfolio through partnering with Hodder Education and Kernerman Publishing. Slovoed technology integrates the MYJMK web-based German-Spanish corpus, bringing its up-to-date content to mobile devices in 100% offline form.
Slovoed technology grows into a worldwide ecosystem. Slovoed-powered apps become available for Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Amazon Kindle e-readers. Paragon Software concentrates on independent regional authors and publishers, partnering with TransLegal - the world's largest staff of lawyer-linguists, Ulriko Hoepli Editore and Libraerie Orientale.
Paragon Software partners with Oxford University Press ELT Division and brings a world's best-seller among English dictionaries - the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary to a range of platforms including iOS, macOS and Android.
Paragon Software partners with Samsung to port the most advanced existing dictionary technology to the newly-emerged and ambitious mobile platform - bada OS. Slovoed dictionaries are now sold in the Mac App Store.
Paragon Software unveils the most advanced reference apps for BlackBerry devices and Android OS, powered by Slovoed technology.
Paragon Software Group launches Slovoed multilingual dictionary and reference solutions for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Software titles from Paragon are available in Asian markets and provide full Chinese and Japanese support through partnerships with leading local software and service providers.
The Slovoed dictionaries line is enriched with lexical bases from leading linguistic companies including DUDEN, Harrap, Oxford and PONS. It is also fully adapted for GPS handheld navigation devices.
Paragon Software opens a sales office in San Jose, USA. The company now employs over 200 people. Paragon Software releases its first first Java-based Slovoed applications - multilingual dictionaries for BlackBerry, Windows and macOS. The Company collaborates closely with more than 200 key device manufactures, vendors and distributors, around 40 mobile portals, content providers and aggregators. Paragon Software company serves more than 5 million customers.
Paragon Software gains Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status and Microsoft Tablet PC Premier Partner status. Slovoed translation software includes more than one million translations for 150 language pairs.
Paragon Software is honored as Microsoft Certified Partner. Slovoed dictionaries are proclaimed The Best Education & Reference Application for Symbian OS in Handango Champion Awards.
Slovoed dictionary line includes more than 100 language pairs. Slovoed for Pocket PC becomes the best dictionary solution that has successfully passed the test process in Microsoft for Pocket PC 2002 certification. Paragon Software and Merriam-Webster, Inc. combine their forces to develop the only electronic version of Merriam-Webster's dictionaries for mobile devices.
Symbian OS is now supported by Slovoed engine. All Sony Ericsson devices are distributed in Europe with a series of pre-installed Slovoed apps.
The technology continues developing and Slovoed dictionaries come to Pocket PCs.
Paragon Software, Mobility Division launches the first Slovoed dictionary, based on Slovoed engine for Palm OS. This version of Slovoed becomes the foundation for an extensive line of multilingual dictionaries for the various mobile platforms.