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Bentley Systems Inc., Exton, Pa., acquired Intergraph Corporation's, Huntsville, Ala., civil engineering software business. The consideration, totaling $40 million, included a cash payment and an installation note payable over three years. The two companies have transfered the management, development, technical support and field personnel dedicated to these products, along with the maintenance and distribution arrangements from Intergraph to Bentley. During 2001, Intergraph service contracts will be transitioned to the Bentley SELECT technology and services subscription program.
The acquired Intergraph products are integral to Bentley's strategy for empowering the burgeoning E/C/O IT marketplace:
- The plotserver products include the market leader, InterPlot, and the new Digital Print Room line, which supports online digital plotset dissemination and content-based queries, essential to E/C/O e-business. InterPlot and Digital Print Room servers are fundamental to Bentley's Viecon initiatives for engineering information management.
- The raster-conversion products facilitate the creation of editable digital representations of hardcopy engineering drawings. These products include I/RAS Engineer and I/RAS B, the market-share leader, which join Bentley's MicroStation ReproGraphics for these functions. Through I/RAS technologies and aecXML, the now broadly adopted interchange strategy of the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI), existing drawings and plotsets can be intelligently coded for Web-enabled content management of engineering data.
- The acquired civil products, with MicroStation and the products of Bentley's Strategic Affiliate GEOPAK Corporation, provide the engineering foundation for virtually all of the transportation infrastructure in North America. In addition to the InRoads and InRail products, the acquired applications address civil engineering requirements for construction, site, survey, bridge, storm and sanitary.
For more information visit www.bentley.com or www.intergraph.com.