June 08, 2009 -- Wallingford Software, global leader in hydraulic and hydrologic water modeling and asset management software, has announced the acquisition of InfoStream, a leading mobile information software developer and systems integrator.
InfoStream’s tools provide users with a complete ‘office to field and field to office’ solution. It uses mobile technology to link field workers seamlessly and securely to InfoNet asset and data management software and can support a wide range of hardware including BlackBerrys, laptops, tablet PC’s and PDA’s.
Steve Tunstall, managing director of Wallingford Software explained: ‘InfoNet has gone mobile and that’s something the market will benefit from greatly. There are considerable time, cost, quality, accuracy and security pressures associated with data collection in the field. Creating a seamless bridge between the field and the centre means much greater efficiency, and the marriage of the InfoStream products and InfoNet makes this a reality - it’s the most complete solution available. The ease of configuration and the familiar interface belies the robust engineering behind the system, which allows people to work in the remotest of locations. It really will revolutionize asset and data management without the need for overpriced custom-built systems.’
David Boyle formed InfoStream after 15 years in the Water Industry and is now Head of the Asset Management and Mobile Technology Division at Wallingford Software. He commented: ‘There was no more natural a home for InfoStream than alongside InfoNet. I am delighted that by becoming part of the Wallingford Software family, with its world renowned pedigree, we have set the standard for asset and data management. People in the field can now see InfoNet as they would at the office, with all the data they need - including sketches, for example. At the same time, people in the office can assign tasks from a plan straight to a portable device in the field. Other advantages, such as the avoidance of double handling data, makes the whole process faster, easier, cheaper to manage and – crucially - far more accurate.’
This major strategic move underlines Wallingford Software’s unique position in providing the most complete, cost effective and accurate tools to help customers save time and money while not compromising on quality and precision. With a heritage that stems from the UK Hydraulics Research Station and a reputation for investment in research and development, the company continues to provide leadership in modeling and asset management wherever water is involved.
About Wallingford Software
Wallingford Software develops leading water resource management software for the worldwide water industry. Recognized for its technical superiority and unrivalled capability, our software is the software of choice for many leading water engineering consultancies, utilities and government bodies throughout the world.
Wallingford Software is the only supplier of water resource software in the world to offer integrated solutions to support planning and operations across the disciplines of water supply, wastewater and river and coastal management. Our product design philosophy means that our solutions are functionally rich and incorporate as standard many applications and features that our competitors consider as optional add-ons.
Wallingford Software has offices in the United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and Australia, and a network of approved distributors throughout Europe, Asia and South America to provide sales and support services to Wallingford Software customers worldwide. Wallingford Software is the software products and systems company within the HR Wallingford Group.
InfoNet is an asset and data management system for water networks water supply, water distribution, wastewater collection, sewers and storm water.
For users considering a GIS or asset management solution: InfoNet offers all the functionality of generic GIS and asset management solutions, plus the advantages of being designed with the specific needs of water and wastewater network operators in mind
For users with an existing GIS or asset management solution: InfoNet transforms existing GIS and asset management software into a detailed decision support system specifically designed for water and wastewater network operators.