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Datalogics announces the availability of the Merriam-Webster in-app dictionary in DL Reader


Chicago, IL, October 6, 2014 — Datalogics, the premier source for Adobe PDF and eBook technologies, today announced the availability of the Merriam-Webster in-app dictionary for use within eReading devices and Android apps. Through a collaboration with Merriam-Webster, America’s leading English language reference publisher, the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary with Audio is now available to all licensees of Adobe Reader Mobile SDK, an eReader toolkit for displaying EPUB and PDF documents onscreen.

“Our customers continue to bring innovative, high-quality eReading solutions to market,” states Kevin McNeill, President of Datalogics. “And the Adobe Reader Mobile SDK technology continues to evolve, with support for EPUB 3, our eSync synchronization platform, and new business models attuned to the different ways in which readers are consuming content. Now with our partnership with Merriam-Webster, these customers can easily incorporate industry-leading dictionary capabilities to create a more robust and comprehensive reading experience.”

“Application developers choose the Adobe eBook platform because of a demand for the very best quality,” says Matt Dube, VP Business Development at Merriam-Webster.

Under the terms of the agreement, Datalogics RMSDK customers can obtain the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary with Audio directly from Merriam-Webster, and Datalogics will provide the necessary framework to ensure its compatibility with RMSDK. The Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary with Audio is currently available for Android OS only.

In addition, the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary with Audio is also incorporated into the free downloadable DL Reader client.

About Adobe Reader Mobile SDK  

The Adobe Reader Mobile SDK enables third-party developers to support EPUB, EPUB 3, and PDF eBook display, including Adobe Content Server protected documents, on reading devices and in smartphone applications. RMSDK includes reference implementations for several platforms including iOS, Android, and Windows desktop. Included in our RMSDK distribution is project files for DL Reader, a fully-featured ready-to-deploy customizable eReading app. RMSDK is a component of the Datalogics eSync Platform, which supports the ability to synchronize users’ content and reading experience across all their devices.

About Datalogics

Chicago-based Datalogics, Incorporated, an Adobe Portfolio Company, has dedicated over 45 years to delivering the highest quality software technologies and services which meet the most demanding customer needs. Datalogics is the premier source for Adobe eBook and PDF developer technologies, including the Adobe PDF Library, Datalogics PDF Java Toolkit, Datalogics PDF Alchemist, Adobe Normalizer, Active Textbook, Adobe Content Server, and Adobe Reader Mobile SDK. Datalogics is a member of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) and the Readium Foundation, and is on the board of the PDF Association.

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