Inmedius(r) Acquires Generation21(tm) Learning Systems

Fusing Technical Documentation Systems with E-Learning Platform

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Inmedius, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Generation21 Learning Systems, a pioneer in E-Learning since its founding in 1996. Known in the industry as the first developer of reusable learning objects, performance support technology and true tailored learning, Generation21 continues to distinguish itself today, with its world-wide users of browser-based Enterprise offerings. Inmedius and Generation21 customers will benefit from an integration of their project technical documentation with training course creation, management and deployment.

"The need for training is immediate and demand driven," according to John Stearns, CEO and President, Generation21. "Fusing technical information within the learning curriculum not only makes good business sense, but enables companies to leverage information that already exists in their organization. Inmedius will be in the forefront of a new generation of integrated E-Learning."

"The acquisition of Generation21 is a natural business progression that will allow Inmedius to better service the needs of our customers by supporting the entire enterprise," stated Gary L. Schaffer, President and CEO, Inmedius. "We will quickly broaden our portfolio of offerings, empowering clients with an integral link between technical documentation and learning that supports their products and customers. Tight integration between Inmedius' existing S1000D, DITA and Content Management technical information systems with Generation21's E-Learning platform will be a hallmark of Inmedius going forward."

Generation21's flagship solution, Enterprise, is an end-to-end product, offering full Learning Management, Content Management, and Content Assembly tools. Enterprise captures the power of Generation21's unique Knowledge Object Technology to deliver industry-leading performance support and tailored learning to clients. The E-Learning system is economical, highly scalable and very easy to implement. The powerful, highly functional software operates in three modules; Knowledge Navigator the student portal; Knowledge Assembler the course creation tool; and the Training Administrator's Knowledge Manager. Enterprise can be self-hosted, or hosted and maintained by Generation21's state-of-the-art Data Center.

"I, and the talented and experienced staff at Generation21 are excited to join the Inmedius team," added Stearns. "Inmedius is committed to delivering integrated learning to its customers. Its ample organizational resources, global footprint, and technical expertise in software development will lead to substantial growth opportunities for Generation21's E-Learning solutions. Customers will benefit from this robust business combination with enhanced support services, software development and testing resources, and the integration of course content with technical documentation. Generation21 will continue to operate as 'business as usual', with clients interfacing with the same experienced voices and faces, and no contraction in product offerings, platform conversion or abandonment."

Generation21 offerings will be available for purchase worldwide through Inmedius' international network of offices.

Visit to learn more about Generation21's E-Learning Offerings, and to view a free online system demonstration of Enterprise.

About Generation21

Based in Denver, Colorado, Generation21 is a pioneer and leading provider of E-Learning since its founding in 1996. With roots in the U.S. space program, the company is committed to superior technology, outstanding service, ease of implementation and use, and delivering compelling value. Its products are fully complaint with AICC and SCORM standards. The company offers a suite of browser-based, hosted or licensed, Learning Management, Content Management and Content Assembly tools that are used world-wide.
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