General | October 04, 2017
Hexagon acquires Belgian software company
Hexagon announces the acquisition of Luciad, a Belgian-based software company specialising in the visualisation and analysis of real-time geospatial information.
Luciad’s visualisation technologies support live connections to dynamic sensor feeds in a 3D environment. The result is what the company calls a 5D digital reality – real-time, rapid fusion of multi-source content and the ability to perform analytics on-the-fly. These command and control systems target application ranging from public safety to smart cities to defense and intelligence – enabling users to make critical decisions based on changing information in real-time. “This acquisition strengthens Hexagon’s ability to deliver smart digital realities, enhancing our Smart M.App platform with 3D, 4D (real-time sensor feed integration) and 5D (dynamic analytics) capabilities,” said Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “The ability to rapidly integrate sensor data in a visually compelling environment provides the geospatial location intelligence and situational awareness necessary for mission critical operations.” Luciad has over 100 professionals in 8 countries, the company will be fully consolidated as of today (04 -10 - 2017), operating within Hexagon's Geospatial division. The company had a turnover of EUR 16 million in 2016.