By: The Working Forest Staff
Montreal, Quebec –– Lim Geomatics, a software and consulting company that leverages innovative technology to create geospatial products and services in the natural resources sector, and FPInnovations, a non-profit organization that specializes in the creation of solutions that support the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness, have developed a strategic partnership to continue blazing an exciting digital trail for the forest industry.
Effective January 1, 2020, Lim Geomatics will assume the licensing, operation, and support of FPDat II and FPTrak – the integrated platform developed by FPInnovations to improve the performance of harvesting equipment and decrease the overall cost of forest operations.
All existing customers who use the platform to plan, execute and monitor harvests across Canada can expect a smooth transition without interruption or impact on their day-to-day operations. Lim Geomatics has unrivalled domain expertise with the development and maintenance of smart tracking geospatial systems for the forest industry.
Clients may continue to contact their distributors for new purchases and technical support. Furthermore, all user agreements and warranties remain in effect and have been assigned to Lim Geomatics as of January 1st, 2020 and are fully valid.
“We are looking forward to serving the existing client base with the same degree of responsive customer service and technical support they have come to expect from FPInnovations. This partnership brings the best of our two worlds together. We have groundbreaking technology coming online in 2020 and there has never been a better time for forest companies to join our full spectrum digital ecosystem,” said Kevin Lim, president and chief technology officer of Lim Geomatics.
“This agreement reflects the direction FPInnovations is heading. We develop the technology and then study the market to determine a strategy that best supports its commercialization. We have found the perfect partner in Lim Geomatics to continue to upgrade and scale up the platform. Moving forward, our members and the industry will benefit from the availability of the best and latest technology out there,” said Neil Huff, vice president, business development of FPInnovations.