Trimble has acquired the assets of San Diego, California-based and privately-owned The Omega Group.
The Omega Group leads the industry in offering cloud-based and on-premise operational performance support software that combines mapping, analytics, intelligence and mobile technologies, enabling public safety agencies to optimize patrol strategies and daily field work.
The move adds business Geographic Information System (GIS), big data/analytics and mobility-driven capabilities to Trimble's portfolio of traffic, crash reporting and crash/crime scene rebuilding solutions.
General manager of Trimble s Public Safety division, Bill Martin, said : '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. 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.'
President of The Omega Group, Milan Mueller, added : 'Public Safety agencies are under immense pressure to deliver the same level of service to their communities with significantly reduced budgets. 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.'