California, US: Trimble has acquired LET Systems based in Cork, Ireland. LET Systems offers incident and outage management system (OMS) solutions, network modelling, customer contact and mobile workforce management software for electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities. This acquisition is part of Trimble’s strategic utilities and smart grid initiative to bring productivity solutions to the global utilities industry.
eRespond software platform provides utilities with the tools to increase network reliability, improve efficiency and reduce the cost of day-to-day operations while improving customer service and regulatory reporting. eRespond is a modular spatially-enabled solution designed to meet the needs of a broad range of utilities—from small, community-based utilities with fewer than 200,000 service connections to large utilities that cover an entire country with approximately 16,000,000 service connections.
eRespond also includes background monitoring of key event parameters with automatic user alerting, which is received via third party Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Smart Meter Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI) and telemetry systems.
Katherine Sandford, general manager for Trimble’s Utilities Field Solutions business, said, “Innovative technology is transforming the way utilities are planned, managed, built and maintained. LET Systems and the eRespond smart grid OMS solution provide utility customers the tools to save time and cost to improve decision making and operational efficiencies. The acquisition of LET Systems will strengthen Trimble’s Utilities Field Solutions product portfolio by adding comprehensive, scalable incident and outage management capabilities.”