Charlotte, NC (October 15, 2013) – LEAD Technologies is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of three Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice Awards in 2013. LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro, LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite, and its Windows Phone SDK Technology have won these prestigious awards, voted on by nearly 500 of readers out of a group of over 400 products.

For the sixth straight year, LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro won in the Component: Imaging, Image Processing and Drawing Tools category. LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro includes the tools developers need to add powerful imaging technology to applications. With more than 20 years of imaging development expertise, LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro includes display functions and controls, image compression, image processing, TWAIN and WIA scanning, color conversion, 200+ display effects, 165+ image formats, printing, database imaging, imaging common dialogs and screen capture.

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite was honored for a third straight year with an award in the Components: Text, OCR, Scanning & Barcode category. LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite SDK is a handpicked collection of LEADTOOLS SDK features designed to build end-to-end document imaging applications within enterprise level document automation solutions that requires capture, OCR, OMR, forms recognition and processing, PDF, archival, annotation and display functionality. This powerful set of tools utilizes LEAD's industry-LEADing image processing technology to intelligently identify document features that can be used to recognize any type of scanned or faxed form image.

The third award for LEADTOOLS came in the Mobile Development Tools and Frameworks category and was given to the LEADTOOLS Windows Phone SDK Technology. This API is included with all LEADTOOLS products and offers Windows Phone developers the best in imaging technology, including viewers, annotations and markup, OCR, barcode, DICOM, image formats, compression, image processing and more. Supporting all generations of Windows Phone frameworks with native WinRT libraries, LEADTOOLS is the premier choice for image-enabled Windows Phone app development.

"The Reader's Choice Award is especially coveted because it's voted on by working developers, rather than just editors," said VSM Editor in Chief Keith Ward. "Readers tell us what they like and what they're using in their regular environments. That means those products are the favorites of our core audience of Microsoft-focused developers."

"LEAD is very honored to receive these awards again in 2013," said Katie Akrop, Marketing Manager at LEAD Technologies. "We want to thank our customers for nominating and voting for us. It is especially exciting to see new products such as the mobile development frameworks within LEADTOOLS Anywhere™ get recognized in addition to our traditional Windows desktop SDKs like Document Imaging Suite and Imaging Pro. LEAD Technologies has a bright future ahead of itself as customers continue to invest heavily in LEADTOOLS as their trusted partner to help them develop imaging applications on all of their devices."

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

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