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Trimble moves into public safety software

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Trimble has acquired Florida-based Advanced Public Safety (APS), in an all-cash transaction. APS is a leading software development company that creates mobile and handheld software products used by law enforcement, fire-rescue and other public safety agencies.

APS software provides real-time information to police officers via in-vehicle computers and handheld mobile computing devices to improve safety, productivity and accuracy.

APS Virtual Partner voice software for in-vehicle computers automates data query processes by responding to voice commands and reading critical information to an officer.

The QuickTicket software for electronic ticketing automatically populates relevant data into citations, accident and other reports on handheld and in-vehicle computers.

APS products increase officer safety and productivity by allowing officers to focus on the individuals involved in a traffic situation rather than on data entry and transcription.

The APS software seamlessly integrates with a public safety agency’s Computer-Aided Dispatch, criminal databases and Records Management Systems.

With the APS acquisition, Trimble plans to leverage its Tripod Data Systems’ (TDS) rugged mobile computing devices and Trimble Mobile Solutions (TMS) fleet management systems to provide complete mobile resource solutions for the public safety industry.

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