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Trimble Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire TopoSys
to Extend its Geospatial Solutions Business
Over the last two years, TopoSys has evolved from an aerial services business to an aerial data collection systems developer and integrator. The acquisition of TopoSys extends Trimble's portfolio of engineering scale mapping and asset management solutions. TopoSys will also provide a European footprint to support Trimble's aerial mapping customers, who face short flight seasons, with regional support.
"TopoSys complements the aerial imaging solutions offered by our subsidiaries Applanix and INPHO. As an integrator of the Applanix POSTrack direct georeferencing and flight management system and RolleiMetric aerial industrial camera, TopoSys has developed high productivity aerial data collection systems for engineering scale mapping and asset management," said Ken Spratlin, director for strategy and business development for Trimble. "As part of the Trimble Connected Site solutions, these systems will provide high accuracy as-builts, enabling advanced process and workflow integration from the design phase through construction to the subsequent maintenance phase—delivering significant improvements in productivity."
"With Trimble's focus on the geospatial solutions business, joining the company accelerates TopoSys' evolution to an aerial data collection systems developer and integrator," said Svein Vatslid, managing director of TopoSys. "We are pleased to become a part of Trimble."
Svein Vatslid and the staff of TopoSys will join Trimble and will be reported as part of the Engineering and Construction segment.
About TopoSys GmbH
TopoSys, founded in 1995, commercialized the airborne fiber optic laser scanner together with a line camera to obtain information of the topography. Today, TopoSys has customers in service companies as well as state authorities and municipalities who use its aerial data collection solutions and services for coastline protection, floodplain control, city modeling, opencast pit mining, and corridor mapping.
For more information, visit: www.toposys.com
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,600 employees in over 18 countries.
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