Rosetta Stone Catalyst Receives Silver Edison Award for its Business Language-Learning Program

Arlington, VA, April 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is pleased to announce that its innovative, new solution for business language learners—Rosetta Stone® Catalyst™—has been recognized with a 2017 Edison Award™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. Catalyst received a Silver Award in the "Living, Working & Learning Environments” category for Best Language product.

“Our customers value the critical role effective communication plays in business and it impacts the bottom line,” said John Hass, Chief Executive Officer at Rosetta Stone. “They count on us to help achieve their goals and with that trust comes a responsibility that we take very seriously. It’s an honor to have Catalyst acknowledged by the Edison Awards for its effectiveness and versatility in helping businesses address the diverse needs of learners in the workplace.”

Rosetta Stone Catalyst is a digital language-learning solution that features a comprehensive assessment to identify the unique needs of every employee. The program offers personalized learning plans in 24 languages with rich audio and visual content ranging from navigating foreign travel to making business presentations. Catalyst utilizes Rosetta Stone TruAccent™ speech-recognition technology to help learners perfect pronunciation and industry-leading mobile apps allowing customers to learn on-the-go. Progress tests demonstrate proficiency gains and a robust reporting suite helps administrators with program management and return on investment calculation. Employers may also choose to have unlimited access to live online tutoring sessions with native speakers for learners as part of the program.

“It’s exciting to see companies like Rosetta Stone continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director.  “The Edison Awards recognize game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers. We’re thrilled to add such a renowned global company that has helped millions of learners around the world to that list.”

Edison Award nominees were judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality.  The voting panel included members of: Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO); Design Management Institute (DMI); American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC); American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); Georgia State Marketing Roundtable (GSU); Product Development and Management Association (PDMA); Assoc. of Technology Mgmt. & Applied Engineering (ATMAE); BPI Network; past Edison Award winners; marketing professionals; scientists; designers; engineers; and academics.


Additional information on Rosetta Stone Catalyst can be found online at

About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative digital solutions drive positive learning outcomes for the inspired learner at home or in schools and workplaces around the world. 

Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone’s language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Lexia Learning, Rosetta Stone's literacy education division, was founded more than 30 years ago and is a leader in the literacy education space. Today, Lexia helps students build fundamental reading skills through its rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and widely respected instruction and assessment programs. 

For more information, visit  “Rosetta Stone” is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.

About The Edison Awards

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering  future innovators.   For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit


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