Charlotte, NC (April 28, 2014) – LEAD Technologies is exhibiting at Microsoft's TechEd North America in Houston, Texas between May 12 - 15, 2014 at booth 1837. 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 2014 is one of the most important annual industry events. After more than a year of strong sales and market-leading innovation, LEAD hopes to make a big impression once again at TechEd North America in 2014 with LEADTOOLS Version 18.

"We are excited to have LEAD Technologies showcase its imaging tools with us at TechEd North America 2014," said Tom Lindeman, Director of the Visual Studio Industry Partner program at Microsoft. "Visual Studio partners like LEAD Technologies help provide developers a rich ecosystem of diverse development tools, enhancing the overall experience of developing on the Microsoft platform."

Drawing on more than 20 years of digital imaging expertise, LEADTOOLS Version 18 is still leading and driving the digital imaging software development kit marketplace. Last year Version 18 opened up new opportunities for developers with interfaces for WinRT, Windows Phone, HTML5/JavaScript and more, along with new features and enhancements to its Document, Medical and Multimedia imaging product families.

Several updates and enhancements have been pushed since the initial release. Core Document Imaging technologies including OCR, Forms Recognition, and PDF engines are faster and more accurate than ever before. Within the Medical Imaging engine, new image processing routines, international character set localization, HTML5 annotations and simplified local database customization were added to the SDK. The LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDKs benefited from new processing filters and transforms along with enhanced RTSP support.

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About LEAD Technologies

With a rich history of more than 34 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