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Zoom Acquires Mobile Fleet Data Collection Company 7/2/2007
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Mike Fritsch,  ZOOM Information Systems   260-407-1776
Greg Thompson,  ThomTech Design, Inc.    612-788-0835

Zoom Acquires Mobile Fleet Data Collection Company
Addition of ThomTech Design Will Enhance ZOOM’s ITS and Asset Management Offerings

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (June 29, 2007) – Fort Wayne-based ZOOM Information Systems today announced the acquisition of Minneapolis-based ThomTech Design, Inc.  ThomTech offers products and services that provide automatic vehicle location (AVL), mobile data terminals (MDT), computer aided dispatch (CAD), remote data collection and road closure gate systems to City, County, State and private fleets and highway managers. 

ThomTech is led by President Greg Thompson. “Our goal is to help fleets and transportation agencies save time, money and lives with our vehicle tracking, data collection and management systems,” Thompson said. “Our integration into the ZOOM family of companies will greatly enhance the capabilities and product offerings of all companies and bring immediate value to public works, highway maintenance, and snow & ice removal fleets.”

 ZOOM creates solutions in Intelligent Transportation Systems and is involved in analyzing data transferred from moving vehicles including: truck fleets, state police cruisers, snow plows and passenger cars. This is where the ZOOM ARTIIS (Advanced Real-Time Transportation Infrastructure Information System) system will be a good fit with ThomTech products. Partially funded through a $2.75 million grant from the State of Indiana’s 21st Century Research and Technology Fund, ARTIIS gathers and “fuses” real-time data from vehicles to determine traffic, road and weather conditions and report on vehicle status.

 “ThomTech is a perfect match and enhancement for our current products and customers,” said ZOOM Information Systems president Mike Fritsch. “By combining ZOOM’s expertise and products in Intelligent Transportation Systems with ThomTech’s AVL products, we can offer a very powerful solution to both of our companies’ clients.”

 This acquisition makes ThomTech the second subsidiary company under ZOOM along with ZOOM LBS and a complementary part of the Dahlgren family of companies including Goodpointe Technology (infrastructure management systems), Lambda Tech International (mobile imaging and mapping), Dahlgren LLC (mobile military systems) and Anti-Terrorism Security Consultants (homeland security risk assessment).
About ThomTech Design, Inc.

ThomTech offers products and services that provide automatic vehicle location (AVL), mobile data terminals (MDT), computer aided dispatch (CAD), and remote data collection over a variety of communications and computer networks to State, County, City and private fleets. Signature products are the SnowOwlä Mobile Data Collection System and the WERC-GATE road closure system. More information about ThomTech can be found at www.thomtechdesign.com  

About ZOOM Information Systems

ZOOM’s mission is to be the leader in Transportation Informatics, which is the science of information technology in the transportation industry. ZOOM is creating a family of Intelligent Transportation Systems hardware and software products that gather, fuse and analyze vehicle information in real-time to significantly reduce accidents, increase traffic flow, maintain longer lasting roadways and save money for taxpayers. ZOOM has offices in the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne. More information about ZOOM can be found at www.zoominfosystems.com

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