|By Business Wire||
|November 9, 2012 08:01 AM EST||
Aegis Mobility announced today the acquisition of ZoomSafer, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition combines the two leading providers of distracted driving solutions and creates the world’s most comprehensive service capability promoting safe and legal use of mobile devices while driving.
Adding to Aegis’ industry-leading Drive Assist software-only solution, the patented FleetSafer Mobile and FleetSafer Vision products, acquired from ZoomSafer, add OBD-Bluetooth, telematics integration and sophisticated analytics capabilities that create a powerful and flexible platform that is uniquely capable of meeting the diverse needs of commercial fleet operators and risk managers who seek enterprise-class solutions to prevent distracted driving.
“Accidents due to employee use of mobile devices while driving is a huge and growing problem costing employers an estimated $50 billion per year,” said Paul Zimmerman, CEO of Aegis Mobility. “ZoomSafer’s products are uniquely complementary to ours and, combined, we’re the only company in the world capable of supporting a wide range of customer requirements covering the broadest range of vehicle-types and mobile device types.”
“When solving the distracted driving problem for enterprise fleets it’s critical to give them flexibility so they can choose the solution that best fits with their unique requirements” said Matt Howard, ZoomSafer Co-Founder, “Whether integrating into existing telematics systems, utilizing in-vehicle OBD technologies, or implementing software-only GPS-based solutions, the combination of Aegis and ZoomSafer gives customers maximum choice.”
The acquisition was greeted with enthusiasm by ZoomSafer’s customers and channel partners. “Over the past 20 years PHH has helped to pioneer the utilization of advanced safety and risk management solutions for commercial fleet operators across North America” said Steve DiBiagio, SVP of Strategic Alliances at PHH Arval. “In the same way that Motor Vehicle Records and crash management services have become standard fleet management practices, we’re confident companies will increasingly adopt technologies to prevent employee distracted driving – and we’re excited to continue our relationship with ZoomSafer, and now Aegis to deliver the world’s best solutions to the market.”
Aegis is a leading provider of software for mobile phones to prevent distracted driving. DriveSafer enables employers to actively and passively enforce cell phone usage policies to reduce crashes, risk and liability. While the DriveSafer architecture has been designed specifically for enterprise-class solutions, the technology is equally suitable for consumer applications and has been designed to be integrated into wireless carrier networks. With 5 patents issued and 11 pending, the Aegis patent portfolio is the broadest and deepest in the distracted driving industry. For more information, please visit www.aegismobility.com.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Matt Howard at +1-703-362-9490 or email at [email protected].
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