Brisbane-based software-as-a-service and compliance tech specialist Concept Safety Systems has acquired Locatrix Communications, a primary Australian developer of mobile and location-based software.

CSS noted that the acquisition was approved by the companies’ respective boards on 1st March, with the integration of the two businesses now having been completed. It added that a key factor in its decision to purchase Locatrix Communications was that firm’s track record in developing and integrating smart city and Internet-of-Things services for Telstra as well as several urban councils across Australia.

CSS itself specializes in providing a range of emergency management, safety and compliance technology services.  “We’re delighted to welcome the Locatrix team to CSS,” said CSS executive chairman and CEO John Hummelstad.  “We have known the Locatrix team for over 10 years, and we were greatly impressed with their capabilities in mobile and geospatial applications development while partnering with them on a project basis.

“As a strategic acquisition, this team dramatically broadens our ability to deliver scalable, enhanced mobility and location-specific software solutions to our customers,” sais Hummelstad.

“CSS is focused on helping our customers, and emergency services partners, create overall safer environments – whether it’s in a commercial building, a campus, or a city precinct,” Hummelstad continued. “The acquisition of Locatrix also means that CSS adds Telstra to an already impressive roster of corporate customers, including Qantas, Air Services Australia, and McDonalds Restaurants.

He said Locatrix had been a provider of location-based SaaS offerings to Telstra since 2007. “CSS will continue to both support this existing business and nurture a further strategic relationship with Telstra for the delivery of extended capabilities to Australia’s Emergency Services agencies,” Hummelstad said.