LEAD Celebrates Twenty-five Years of Imaging Excellence

Charlotte based company reaches significant milestone.
Luglio 09, 2015 - 0:00
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This month marks 25 years since LEAD Technologies, Inc. was founded by Moe Daher and Rich Little.  Their company, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, started as a means to sell Moe Daher's inventions in image compression, and has since matured into a globally recognized market leader in document, medical and multimedia imaging technologies.

LEAD's flagship software development kit (SDK) product line, LEADTOOLS, covers five key areas of imaging technology: Raster, Document, Medical, Vector and Multimedia.  LEADTOOLS is equally at home within both large and small-scale applications, and from data processing centers to Smartphone apps.  LEADTOOLS SDKs hold a significant footprint among application developers within the computer, government, defense, financial and healthcare markets.

LEAD Technologies' success doesn't start and end with LEADTOOLS though. In 2001, LEAD successfully launched a division, Medicor Imaging, which develops, markets and supports several medical imaging solutions powered by LEADTOOLS. Medicor's dental enterprise software, MiPACS, is widely distributed within large private and government enterprises, as well as in hospitals, imaging centers and universities world-wide.

"When Moe and I formed the company back in 1990, we were pretty optimistic about the kind of company we might build. Looking at LEAD today, we can both proudly say that it is everything we hoped it would be and much more!" said Rich Little, President of LEAD Technologies. "Reflecting back on the past 25 years, there are so many memories, some good, and some not-so-good, but the constants have always been there: an unwavering commitment to quality products, superior customer service, and a challenging and nurturing workplace.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and partners around the globe, and our employees, without whom, this celebration would not be taking place.  We are looking forward to continuing this incredible journey with all of you."

LEAD has grown from a two-person, cash-starved partnership trying to survive long enough to release version 1.0 of a product, to a company of nearly 100 employees, with a world-wide marketing presence in the developer community currently selling LEADTOOLS Version 19.

About LEAD Technologies

With a rich history of nearly 25 years, LEAD has established itself as the world's leading provider of software development toolkits for document, medical, multimedia, raster and vector imaging.  LEAD's flagship product, LEADTOOLS, holds the top position in every major country throughout the world and boasts a healthy, diverse customer base and strong list of corporate partners including some of the largest and most influential organizations from around the globe.


LEADTOOLS is a family of comprehensive toolkits designed to help programmers integrate raster, document, medical, multimedia and vector imaging into their desktop, server, tablet and mobile applications.  LEADTOOLS gives developers the most flexible and powerful imaging technology, offering development support for OCR, Barcode, Forms Recognition, PDF, Document Conversion and Viewing, Document Cleanup, Annotations, DICOM, PACS, HL7, audio/video codecs, MPEG-2 Transport, DVR, streaming, File Formats (150+), Image Compression, Image Processing, Color Conversion, Viewers, Special Effects, Scanning/Capture, Common Dialogs, Printing and more.  A LEADTOOLS toolkit literally puts millions of lines of code at the fingertips of application developers.  Whatever your programming needs, LEAD has a toolkit specifically designed to give you the best imaging technology available.

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