InfoTech Inc.

InfoTech Inc.

July 13, 2010 11:55 ET

Wellness Checkpoint Expands Global Language Capability to 17

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) - InfoTech Inc., creator of the international health risk assessment (HRA) Wellness Checkpoint®, today announced the addition of the Czech language to their HRA, bringing the number of languages to an industry-leading 17.

"As the global HRA leader, we know that staying on top depends upon the efforts of our team to constantly refine and adapt our product to the ever-changing world economy. Continuing to increase the number of languages employees can use to access Wellness Checkpoint is just one example of our commitment to meet the diverse needs of our customers, regardless of where they are located", said Zorianna Hyworon. "We are truly the only global HRA; no other company can provide an HRA to numerous multinational corporations in as many local languages and custom configurations as we can."

Developed initially as a global tool, Wellness Checkpoint is actively in use in the following languages; many of them for close to 20 years: English (North America), English (U.K.), Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

Wellness Checkpoint is an online, interactive, multilingual and global health risk assessment with comprehensive reporting abilities that helps employees and their families track and improve their overall health status in their choice of 17 languages. Wellness Checkpoint adapts its delivery to cultural differences and clinical guidelines as well as client priorities and integration with corporate programs and third-party providers. It meets international and national standards and complies with appropriate privacy, security and accessibility regulations and best practices.

As the leading provider of global health risk assessment software and related decision support services for 55 of the Global Fortune 500 companies, in over 85 countries, directly or through a growing network of global and regional partners, InfoTech supports employees in making positive changes, and employers in making informed risk management decisions considering health, productivity and business impact.

The addition of the Czech language is of particular interest to long-time InfoTech client, PPG Industries.

"As the world's leading coatings and specialty products company, PPG Industries needed to find an HRA that could easily adapt to the over 60 countries in which we operate, including the Czech Republic, in as many possible languages native to our close to 40,000 employees. Wellness Checkpoint is the only HRA we trust to meet that need. The addition of Czech is just another example of InfoTech's forward-looking vision," said Dr. Alberto Colombi, Corporate Medical Director, PPG Industries.

As another example of InfoTech's ongoing commitment to servicing the international market, the company is hard at work in the development of a new technology and product platform for Wellness Checkpoint that will add significant new power and flexibility in supporting even more languages and adaptive regionalization. Founded in 1985, InfoTech is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

About PPG

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit

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