Sunnyvale, Calif., July 14, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has acquired the assets of privately-held The Omega Group, headquartered in San Diego, California. The Omega Group is an industry-leading provider of cloud-based and on-premise operational performance support software that integrates mapping, analytics, intelligence and mobile technologies, allowing public safety agencies to optimize patrol strategies and daily field work. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Omega solutions enable agencies to design and execute precise public safety missions, resulting in more accurate resource allocation decisions and reducing operational costs while improving public safety outcomes to the communities they serve.
The Omega Group provides a rich portfolio of desktop, dashboard, and mobile solutions for law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical service, emergency management and criminal justice agencies. The company also provides solutions for private sector security organizations.
The acquisition adds enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS), big data/analytics and mobility-driven capabilities to Trimble’s portfolio of traffic, crash reporting and crash/crime scene reconstruction solutions.
“The adoption of information technology continues to grow in public safety as agencies are concerned with preempting criminal activity, allocating and deploying resources, reducing response times, and most importantly, increasing safety for their communities,” said Bill Martin, general manager of Trimble’s Public Safety division. “By expanding our public safety portfolio to include The Omega Group’s data intelligence and analysis solutions, we are offering a set of comprehensive tools to transform the way law enforcement, fire and EMS work with data-driven approaches to enhance safety in their communities.”
“Public Safety agencies are under immense pressure to deliver the same level of service to their communities with significantly reduced budgets,” said Milan Mueller, president of The Omega Group. “Our job is to provide public safety practitioners at all levels of the organization with the information they need to make the right decisions and take the right actions to keep their communities safe and informed. This capability is especially important when faced with budget constraints. The addition of The Omega Group products to the existing Trimble Public Safety portfolio provides a comprehensive enterprise solution designed to provide decision makers data-driven insights in support of their decision making, resulting in effective and efficient use of limited resources.”
About The Omega Group
The Omega Group is a leading provider of analysis-driven decision support, performance management & electronic briefing services to public safety agencies. Omega uses cloud-based data management, intelligence, analytics, mapping & visualization services to sift through disparate data sources to identify incident and offender trends, patterns and correlations which help determine agency strategic & tactical priorities and associated patrol resource allocations. The Omega Group has over 500 law enforcement and public safety clients. For more information, visit: www.theomegagroup.com.
About Trimble’s Public Safety Group
Advanced Public Safety (APS) is a member of Trimble’s Public Safety group of companies. APS develops innovative technology solutions specifically designed to address the challenges of today’s public safety agencies. APS is a leader in voice solutions, electronic ticketing applications, reporting and data transfer to courts and record management systems (RMS). Visual Statement, another member of Trimble’s Public Safety group, offers industry leading automated accident reconstruction and crash reporting. Trimble’s public safety products work with an agency’s existing technology and infrastructure to significantly increase officer safety and productivity, and are utilized by more than 20,000 law enforcement officers throughout North America. For more information, visit: www.aps.us and www.visualstatement.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, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the business operations and prospects of Trimble, including the impact of The Omega Group asset acquisition on Trimble’s ability to provide comprehensive public safety solutions that can transform the way agencies work by providing more effective data-driven decision-making. These forward-looking statements are subject to change, and actual results may materially differ due to certain risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause or contribute to changes in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to (i) realizing the anticipated benefits of the asset acquisition, (ii) the performance of The Omega Group’s solutions, Trimble’s ability to integrate them with its existing Public Safety solutions, and adoption of the solutions by public safety agencies, and (iii) the risks and uncertainties associated with unexpected expenditures or assumed liabilities that may be incurred as a result of the acquisitions. More information about potential factors which could affect Trimble’s business and financial results is set forth in reports filed with the SEC, including Trimble’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Trimble as of the date hereof, and Trimble assumes no obligation to update such statements.