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Aegis Mobility acquires ZoomSafer Inc.

Aegis Mobility CEO Paul Zimmerman said the new acquisition would prodice 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.

The Trucker News Services

11/9/2012

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada — Aegis Mobility Friday announced the acquisition of ZoomSafer Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition combines two providers of distracted driving solutions and creates the world’s most comprehensive service capability promoting safe and legal use of mobile devices while driving, said Paul Zimmerman, CEO of Aegis Mobility.

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, he said.

“Accidents due to employee use of mobile devices while driving is a huge and growing problem costing employers an estimated $50 billion per year,” Zimmerman said. “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.”

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