Trimble has acquired privately-held Innovative Software Engineering (ISE), an engineering and systems integration firm that delivers end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) and telematics solutions, enterprise mobility applications and tailored software solutions headquartered in Coralville, Iowa. The acquisition expands Trimble’s fleet safety and compliance solutions and allows Trimble to offer electronic logs as a service. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“ISE’s broad industry expertise and innovative solutions extend Trimble’s capabilities in providing fleet safety and compliance,” said James Veneziano, senior vice president, Trimble. “By acquiring ISE, we can further develop comprehensive solutions and services to enable our customers to realize improved efficiencies and greater levels of safety within their organization.”
Trimble serves multiple industries that require compliance with the upcoming Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, including customers in transportation and other industries. The mandate, which requires certain fleets to electronically log hours of service (HOS) data, will go into effect in December 2017. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the ELD mandate is expected to impact 3.4 million drivers across the United States.