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Trimble Acquires Penmap Software

February 18, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-Trimble announced that it acquired a suite of software solutions from Penmap.com of Bradford, United Kingdom. Penmap.com’s solutions include both office and field data collection software designed for the cadastral and surveying markets. The comprehensive software suite enables Trimble to address local application requirements and customer needs by providing complete customized surveying software solutions for the cadastral market. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The software solutions include:
  • Penmap encore: New solution specifically designed for PDAs and handheld GPS receivers running Windows Mobile operating system. The software’s user-friendly interface takes advantage of virtually the entire display screen to maximize map real-estate and is designed for fingertip operation.
  • Penmap encoreT: New premium data collection software specifically designed for tablet PCs running Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP operating system. Its innovative and intuitive user interface shows collected data on the map in real-time.
  • Penmap Office: An intuitive office platform for Penmap encore software. The office software streamlines the land administration professional’s workflow-from project preparation and importing data to managing large raster and vector background maps collected in the field.

“Penmap.com has built a very close and successful relationship as a customer of Trimble for many years,” said Erik Schütz, managing director for Penmap.com. “Since Penmap.com was founded, our vision has been to focus on the local requirements of the regional markets we serve and provide those customers with a fine-tuned and easy-to-use solution. The software is an ideal fit within the Trimble portfolio of solutions to address the cadastral market.”

“The acquisition of Penmap.com’s software suite of office and field solutions reinforces Trimble’s continued commitment to the cadastral market, as well as our focus on providing customers with complete solutions that are customized for local market requirements,” said Matt Delano, business area director for Trimble’s Land Administration Solutions. “Penmap.com’s strength lies in its ability to customize surveying software applications for regional markets, providing users the most intuitive work processes for optimal efficiency and productivity, making it a perfect fit for our customers.”