Posted on Thursday 18 April 2013 by Ulster Business

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Pictured during a visit to Latens are Carmi Bogot, Latens President, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster and Mark Crum, SVP Development and Operations.

Belfast-based Latens Systems has announced plans to more than double its workforce by creating 76 new jobs.

Part of international technology company Pace Plc, Latens develops advanced security software for set-top boxes, PC's, tablets, smartphones, connected TV's and other communications devices.

Carmi Bogot, President of Latens Systems said: "Belfast is the core of our company, the people are highly skilled, and motivated, developing some of the most advanced products and solutions available worldwide, including our award winning Titanium platform. In expanding our team here, we are offering opportunities at a range of levels, from graduate to experienced software professionals.

"Research and development remains central to our growth strategy and as consumer technology and communications devices continue to evolve, Latens is committed to anticipating market needs and ensuring that we continue to operate at the forefront of content security."

Invest NI has offered Pace £472,500 to support the new jobs and a further £282,500 towards a £1m research project to develop a content security management product. It said the new jobs would generated £2.7m in annual salaries and increase Latens' workforce to more than 120.

News of the new highly skilled software development jobs came on the same day it was announced that another 100 people signed on the dole last month, taking the claimant count to 64,800 and that Northern Ireland's unemployment rate now stands at 8.4%, above the UK average of 7.9%.

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