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Trapeze Group and Action Information Management Unite


January 09, 2006 - MANCHESTER, UK


Trapeze Group today announced the acquisition of Action Information Management (AIM) Ltd. AIM’s market leading technologies for real-time passenger information, journey planning, and mobile workforce management complement Trapeze’s product portfolio that includes scheduling, crewing, contract and revenue management, and dispatching technologies.  Founded in 1984, AIM is an established leader in real-time passenger information (RTPI) systems, intelligent transport systems (ITS), and journey planning systems (PTI) to Public Transport Executives (PTEs), Local Authorities bus operators, and other commercial companies. Its solution offering ranges from 'life critical' systems for the emergency services, to dispatching and GIS-based systems, to bus fleet management and to public transport real time information systems.  AIM’s products and employees will add to the Trapeze portfolio providing customers with a comprehensive technology solution that will be used by the traveller, the vehicle, and the back office.  

 
“AIM and Trapeze’s combined experience, industry knowledge, and technology excellence enhances our ability to deliver world-class systems,” said Ian Keaveny, European Chairman, Trapeze Group. “AIM brings valuable experience and functionality to our growing business and portfolio of real-time and intelligent transport solutions and illustrates how Trapeze is working to provide our customers with the very best technology, systems, and services in order to address the various needs of an organisation from a 360 degree perspective.”  
 
"The combination of AIM and Trapeze is an excellent strategic fit,” said Alastair Page, Managing Director, AIM. “We are looking forward to the opportunities created for the industry through this merger.”  
 
About Trapeze Group  
Trapeze Group delivers solutions that consider the full 360 degrees of transport services. Whether addressing the needs of a single department, an entire organization, or the community, Trapeze provides the most advanced software, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and mobile technologies in the industry. Hundreds of government and commercial organizations across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific have turned to Trapeze to realize efficiencies, enhance the quality and scope of their services, and safely transport more people with less cost. Visit www.trapezegroup.com.  
 
About Action Information Management  
Action Information Management (AIM) has been providing Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and Telematics solutions to industry since 1984. During this time AIM has progressively extended its market place and its product range. Today its products can be found globally in market sectors as diverse as 'life critical' systems for the emergency services to public transport real time information systems.  
 
 
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