Charlotte, NC (May 20, 2013) – LEAD Technologies is exhibiting at Microsoft's TechEd North America in New Orleans between June 3 - 6, 2013 at booth 328. LEAD will be featuring its latest software release, LEADTOOLS Version 18. With LEAD's long track record of offering the world's best imaging technology on the latest Microsoft development platforms and operating systems, TechEd North America 2013 presents the perfect setting to showcase LEAD's award-winning imaging SDKs and LEAD is pleased to be participating in this important industry event again.

"We are very excited to once again have LEAD Technologies as an integral part of the buzz at TechEd North America 2013," said a representative from Microsoft. "They have much to offer the Microsoft developer on top of their award winning SDKs for document, medical, raster and multimedia imaging. LEAD has a proven track record of riding the crest of every new development platform Microsoft offers. So whether you are targeting new horizons with WinRT and Windows Phone 8, or happily coding away in Visual C, LEADTOOLS has the imaging technology you need to rapidly develop your application and increase your ROI."

LEADTOOLS Version 18 is one of the most significant releases in LEAD's history. New development interfaces for WinRT, Windows Phone 8, HTML5 and more were added, along with new features and enhancements to its Document, Medical and Multimedia imaging product families.

Major enhancements to LEADTOOLS product line in Version 18 include a new and unique multi-language recognition support in the Advantage OCR Engine, improved barcode recognition speed and accuracy, and the addition of full support for reading, editing and writing native PDF annotations. Medical imaging developers will see impressive new features in the HTML5 Zero-footprint DICOM viewer such as patient projection, reference lines, and customizable layouts. Finally, a revamped Multimedia SDK now provides the same audio/video conversion, compression, playback and codecs for Microsoft Media Foundation.

To review all the new features in Version 18 visit

About LEAD Technologies

With a rich history of more than 33 years, LEAD has established itself as the world's leading provider of software development toolkits. LEAD's flagship product, LEADTOOLS, provides programmers with a powerful set of libraries for Recognition, Document, Vector, Medical, Imaging, and Multimedia development. LEAD boasts a diverse customer base as well as a strong list of corporate partners including some of the largest and most influential organizations from around the globe. For more information, visit