LEAD Technologies, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 1990 by Moe Daher and Rich Little. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, LEAD was established to commercialize Mr. Daher's inventions in the field of digital imaging and compression technology. Over the course of LEAD's more than 20 year life span, LEAD has become the established global leader in the digital imaging development tool sector, with a leading market position in all major countries throughout the world. LEAD is the developer and publisher of LEADTOOLS, the award winning development toolkit.

Fast Facts
Founded: LEAD was founded in 1990 and is a privately held company.
Corporate Headquarters: LEAD is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Target Audience: Software developers and programmers.

Vertical Industries Served: Computer software, Banking, Insurance, Aeronautics, IT, Engineering, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Automotive, Government, Military, Education, Textiles, Food and Drug, Household products.

Developer Tools
LEAD Technologies is the developer and publisher of LEADTOOLS, the award-winning line of development toolkits. LEADTOOLS is a family of comprehensive toolkits designed to help programmers integrate raster, document, medical, multimedia, vector and Internet imaging into their applications quickly and easily. LEADTOOLS gives developers the most flexible and powerful imaging technology, offering development support for File Formats (150+), Image Compression, Image Processing, Color Conversion, Image Display, Special Effects, Scanning/Capture, Common Dialogs, Printing, DICOM, Annotations, Forms Recognition, Document Clean-up, PDF, OCR, Barcode, Database, and more. The result of 20 years of development, 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.

Imaging Applications/Utilities
LEAD has also developed its own line of end-user imaging applications and utilities. All applications were built using LEADTOOLS SDKs. The products range from the award-winning LEADTOOLS ePrint file converter and printer driver to a line of audio and video codecs developed using industry standard as well as LEAD's own proprietary compression.