Hexagon announces completion of Thermopylae Sciences and Technology acquisition

Posted on April 12, 2019

Press Release     

Stockholm, Sweden, 12 April 2019

Hexagon announces completion of Thermopylae Sciences and Technology acquisition

Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, today announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of Thermopylae Sciences and Technology.

Thermopylae is a Virginia, USA-based software provider serving both the U.S. government and private sector markets with geospatial applications, mobile frameworks and cloud computing for enhanced location intelligence. Collectively, Thermopylae’s technologies, coupled with Hexagon’s other geospatial offerings, provide location intelligence solutions to solve critical, real-world challenges at the tactical edge.

Thermopylae will operate as a part of Hexagon US Federal, a company operating under a proxy agreement within Hexagon’s Geospatial division (which is reported under the Geospatial Enterprise Solutions segment).2018 sales amounted to 48 MUSD.

For further information, please contact:

Daniel Johansson, Investor Relations, Hexagon AB, +46 8 601 26 27, ir@hexagon.com

Kristin Christensen, Chief Marketing Officer, Hexagon AB, +1 404 554 0972, media@hexagon.com

Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE), a state where data is connected seamlessly through the convergence of the physical world with the digital, and intelligence is built-in to all processes.

Hexagon’s industry-specific solutions leverage domain expertise in sensor technologies, software, and data orchestration to create Smart Digital Realities™ that improve productivity and quality across manufacturing, infrastructure, safety and mobility applications.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

Hexagon advances its 5D visualisation portfolio with the acquisition of Thermopylae Sciences and Technology

Posted on February 25, 2019

Stockholm, Sweden, 25 February 2019 - Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Thermopylae Sciences and Technology, a software provider primarily focused on the U.S. government and defence market that specialises in geospatial applications, mobile frameworks, and cloud computing for enhanced location intelligence.

Thermopylae has developed advanced visualization solutions to support tactical edge mapping in support of mission critical operations. Built upon the Google technology stack, its defence and intelligence solutions are targeted at addressing the challenges involved in working with critical problem sets in secure or classified government environments. In addition, its portfolio is also applicable to a host of markets in the private sector including real estate, finance, insurance, retail and media – with customers ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.

“Thermopylae’s software and domain expertise nicely augment our ability to deliver the visual location intelligence necessary for enabling autonomous connected ecosystems,” says Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “Ultimately, the addition of Thermopylae will enrich the 5D experience delivered through our Hexagon Smart M.App and Luciad portfolios – both of which enable smart digital realities with 3D, 4D (real-time sensor feed integration) and 5D (dynamic analytics) capabilities. Not only does the acquisition provide an avenue for international market adoption of Thermopylae’s technologies but also an additional avenue for Hexagon to accelerate adoption of our 5D visualisation capabilities in U.S. government agencies.”

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, USA, Thermopylae will operate as a part of Hexagon’s Geospatial division, which is reported under the Geospatial Enterprise Solutions segment. 2017 sales amounted to 20 MUSD.

Completion of the transaction (closing) is subject to customary regulatory approvals, including a voluntary filing to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

For further information, please contact:
Maria Luthström, Head of Investor Relations, Hexagon AB, +46 8 601 26 27, ir@hexagon.com
Kristin Christensen, Chief Marketing Officer, Hexagon AB, +1 404 554 0972, media@hexagon.com

Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE), a state where data is connected seamlessly through the convergence of the physical world with the digital, and intelligence is built-in to all processes.

Hexagon’s industry-specific solutions leverage domain expertise in sensor technologies, software, and data orchestration to create Smart Digital Realities™ that improve productivity and quality across manufacturing, infrastructure, safety and mobility applications.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.5bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

FOSS4G and the Open Sourcing of Google Earth Enterprise (GEE)

Posted on August 16, 2018

Posted by Michael Terner (@TernerGeo)

I was privileged to Chair the FOSS4G 2017 Conference that convened almost exactly one year ago in my hometown of Boston. This milestone provides an interesting lens to reflect on the past year which has been full of change and evolution. Indeed, one of the larger changes in 2018 is that I am not the Chair of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation’s (OSGeo) annual, flagship global conference, known as the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference. Instead, I look forward to simply attending and presenting (and taking on a small volunteer role) at what will be a far different FOSS4G 2018 event held in in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania beginning on August 27th.

The topic of my FOSS4G presentation will be Google’s open sourcing of the Google Earth Enterprise (GEE) code base and my new company’s role helping to guide and curate the Open GEE initiative. While my level of  involvement with FOSS4G is a large change, the biggest change over the past year is switching jobs and organizations after 27 years. And it’s not random nor coincidental that I would land at a company that is active, knowledgeable and committed to the geospatial open source ecosystem. In the run-up to the Dar es Salaam event I’m looking forward to working with the T-Sciences GEE team to incorporate the latest GEE developments and use cases into the presentation. If you’re coming to FOSS4G 2018 and are interested in Open GEE, please come to the presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 15:00.

I’m also looking forward to attending a FOSS4G event in a vibrant, developing country like Tanzania. This conference will be different and diverse in a uniquely African way.  From the color and economic means of people in attendance, to the program and use cases that are presented, to the co-location of this event with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team's annual conference, the Dar es Salaam event will be distinct from the Boston conference. Indeed, open source technologies and communities provide important opportunities in places where there is less technological infrastructure and where money is tighter. A lot can happen over the course of a year, but core beliefs like working with good people and having the ability to pursue and advocate for open technologies have a way of persisting.

Thermopylae Sciences & Technology’s Achieves Location-Based Services Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Specialization Program

Posted on August 3, 2018

ROSSLYN, VA. (PRWEB) AUGUST 03, 2018

Thermopylae Sciences & Technology (T-Sciences) today announced that it has achieved the Location-Based Services Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Specialization Program. By earning the Partner Specialization, T-Sciences has proven their expertise and success in building customer solutions in the Location-Based Services field using Google Cloud Platform technology.

The Google Cloud Partner Specialization Program is designed to provide Google Cloud customers with qualified partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in specialized solution and service areas. Partners that have achieved the Location-Based Services Specialization have demonstrated success in building and managing applications using the best of Google Maps Platform and Google Cloud Platform in both web and mobile environments.

Through over 10 years of collaboration with Google, T-Sciences has built momentum to become one of Google’s top globally performing Google Maps Platform partners. This success, combined a deep bench of engineering talent and experience with complex geospatial and cloud problem sets, positions T-Sciences to provide customers with unparalleled support and recommendations for optimization and implementation.

“We’ve had the opportunity to build and grow this partnership with Google for a decade, and it is an honor to have that hard work recognized with this specialization,” said Harris Eisenberg, Executive Vice President of T-Sciences. “We believe that in addition to our award-winning support, combining the capabilities of Google Cloud Platform and Google Maps Platform will allow us to facilitate some really cutting-edge solutions to classic business problems.”

AJ Clark, T-Sciences Founder and CEO added, “Our partnership with Google has allowed us a unique approach to delivering solutions tied to Location. Google consistently takes novel approaches with Maps and Cloud that have had a tremendously positive impact for our customers. Seeing customers start with a map and end up with capabilities that combine data and services they never dreamed of is extremely satisfying.”

About Thermopylae
Thermopylae Sciences & Technology is one of Google’s top globally performing Google Cloud Premier Partners, with a decade of close collaboration with Google sales and engineering, offering strong technical solutions for implementing Google Maps Platform for Government, Defense, and the private sector. We are a multiple Google award-winning firm including the NORTHAM Business Impact Award for Maps 2015, Global Partner of the Year for Maps 2013, North American Deployment Partner of the Year for Maps 2013, and North American Innovation Partner of the Year for Maps 2012. T-Sciences is a longtime supporter of the Defense and Intelligence community as well as our private sector customer base that ranges from startups to Fortune 50 companies.

https://www.prweb.com/releases/thermopylae_sciences_technologys_achieves_location_based_services_partner_specialization_in_the_google_cloud_partner_specialization_program/prweb15667000.htm

Texas Department of Information Resources – Google Cloud Products – DIR-TSO-4183

Posted on July 11, 2018

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Thermopylae Sciences & Technology (TST) is proud to announce our participation in the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) contract for Google Cloud products under contract DIR-TSO-4183. TST is a Google Cloud Premier Partner and is authorized to resell and service both Google Maps Platform and Google Cloud Platform. We are available to support all offices of the State of Texas that are able to utilize this contract with technical support, resale of Google products, and consultation on their use.

Under this contract, TST is authorized to sell:

A price list for the products above is available here. A standard discount of 4.25% for Google Maps Platform and 1.25% for Google Cloud Platform, respectively, is available for all DIR customers utilizing this contract.

To Obtain a Quote or to Place an Order, Please Contact:

Michael Rosen, Senior Google Maps Solutions Manager
E-mail: mrosen@t-sciences.com
Phone: (703) 596-4573

TST works closely with interested parties to consult, understand technical requirements, and recommend Google technologies in the correct quantities to meet your business requirements. We provide Google-certified account management and Google-certified engineering support from the onset to ensure that the service you receive is of the highest caliber. We never charge for initial consultation and strive to deliver top-notch account management as a best practice to make sure you are always optimized and achieving the best return on your Google investment.

Purchase orders from DIR customers are accepted with a reference to our contract (DIR-TSO-4183) at which point TST will coordinate order fulfillment with Google and ensure a complete handoff, inclusive of implementation guidance and troubleshooting.

Warranty and Return Policies

All warranty and return policies for the above products are governed by their respective license agreements. If you are interested in learning more or would like to review a specific license agreement, please contact Michael Rosen for details.

Additional Information

Google Earth Employs VR, Satellite Imagery To Highlight Conservation Issues

Posted on June 13, 2018

This article presents details on Google's initiative with World Wildlife Fund and Condition One for the Daydream Impact program, as well as Google Earth's partnership with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). It highlights Google's use of satellite imagery and virtual reality to contribute to environmental protection.

Read the full article here google-vr-satellite-imagery-environmental-oceans/

BBC News Article: Google launches solar power service in UK

Posted on May 31, 2018

BBC News reports on Project Sunroof, a Google initiative that will utilize machine learning, and Google Earth and Google Maps data, to assess the potential solar power individual homes in the UK. The article takes a look at the evolution of the project and how it reaffirms Google's commitment to renewable energy.

Read the full article here https://www.bbc.com/news/technology/

Drones paired with Google Earth imagery help local Michigan businesses thrive

Posted on May 17, 2018

A recent article on MIBiz.com, a Western Michigan bi-weekly publication covering local news, considers the how drones save costs and improve efficiency for local businesses. Drones are being used with Google Earth imagery to photograph and analyze progress on construction sites, and to investigate crop issues over thousands of acres of farmland. The construction and agriculture industries' use of drones are indicative of overall growth "fueled by the ease of use and the capabilities of the technology."

Read the full article here https://mibiz.com/drones-save-cost-improve-efficiency-for-west-michigan-companies

Drones and Google Earth; Investigation explores uncharted territory using cutting-edge technology

Posted on April 24, 2018

The International Center for Journalists discusses "drone journalism" and its application in investigative reporting. The article details how drones and Google Earth are used to shed new light on under-reported regions in the world, with a case study on sub-Saharan Africa.

Read the full article here https://ijnet.org/en/blog/investigation-explores-uncharted-territory-using-cutting-edge-technology

 

Forbes Article: How Google Earth And Google Maps Taught Us To See The World From Above

Posted on April 10, 2018

Forbes online magazine offers a look into the early uses of Google Earth and Google Maps to view high-resolution aerial imagery of a college campus.  The article discusses how security concerns were managed, and offers a way forward to address similar concerns for evolving technology landscapes.

Read the full article at https://www.forbes.com/how-google-earth-and-google-maps-taught-us-to-see-the-world-from-above/

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