Tensing USA Becomes a Trimble Business Partner

Germantown, MD, USA, 3 April 2006 — Tensing USA announced today that it has become a Trimble Authorized Mapping & GIS Business Partner. As a Trimble Business Partner, Tensing may offer a wide variety of services from customer application software development to fully integrated software/hardware solutions that incorporate the Trimble Mapping & GIS product lines.

“Tensing USA and Trimble are leading developers of mobile solutions for field GIS applications,” said Arjan Plomp, Tensing USA Managing Director. “We see tremendous synergy in the mobile GIS product offerings of our two companies especially for clients in the utility, telecom and local government markets. Tensing plans to work with Trimble in providing integrated hardware and software tools to meet specific client needs.”

Tensing recently introduced its SPY Mobile GIS, a platform-independent product that runs on any Windows-driven device utilizing the Microsoft .NET Framework or .NET Compact Framework. As a Trimble Business Partner, Tensing can develop SPY .NET solutions that allow customers to take digital data from any corporate GIS and display it on the Trimble GeoExplorer® or Trimble Recon® series of integrated, handheld mobile GIS mapping devices.

“The combination of Tensing and Trimble technologies offers organizations the ability to make their fieldwork much more efficient,” said Doug Merrill, General Manager for Trimble’s Mapping & GIS Division. “Tensing’s solutions fully complement Trimble’s hardware, offering customers a complete, integrated solution specifically designed for their market and for their needs.”

Tensing SPY Mobile GIS is a robust tool that allows field staff to review, analyze and change (or update) existing data in the field. It extends GIS capabilities to crews in the field and gives them access to entire mapping systems on laptop, pen, tablet computers and PDA’s. Data is provided to the field by extracting data from any corporate GIS database via an extremely fast one-to-one conversion tool that simplifies the presentation of the data. Tensing SPY Mobile GIS now allows the customer to define the same application regardless of hardware platform.

Tensing SPY Mobile is one of four software packages included in the Tensing SPY .NET suite built on the core SPY technology already used by thousands of clients around the world. Tensing created this suite specifically for end users who do not need a full-blown GIS but require fast-performing field tools and hardware independence. Other products in the suite include Tensing SPY Development Suite, Tensing Live Connect, and Tensing Gateway.

About Tensing USA
Based in Germantown, Maryland, Tensing USA provides a full suite of mobility products. Tensing SPY Mobile GIS solutions are being used by thousands of field workers in North America, Australia and Europe for a wide range of applications such as utility network maintenance, fault clearing services, pole inventory, vegetation control, GPS geocoding, inspections, locating and turn-offs. The Tensing SPY Mobile GIS has been integrated with Microsoft MapPoint as well as Dispatching solutions, such as MDSI and Field Vision.

Tensing is a mobility software and application developer specializing in worldwide implementations for GIS, Mobile Field GIS, Intra/Internet GIS and Dispatching Systems. Applications such as Routing, Vehicle Tracking & Tracing, Data Acquisition, Network Analysis and Digital Conversions are just some of the examples of applications that Tensing has in operation. The Telecom, Utility, Municipal, Emergency Response and Call Centre industries recognize the value Tensing adds with its wide range of products and consulting skills. 

About Trimble
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble’s worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, agriculture, machine guidance, asset and fleet management, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.