FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - OmniPilot Software, Inc., a provider of cross platform business opportunity management software, announced today that it has acquired the Lasso product suite from Blue World Communications, Inc. The Lasso suite of cross platform software tools allows companies to quickly build and serve powerful data-driven Web sites. Financial terms were not disclosed.
OmniPilot Software chief operating officer, Chad Roll, commented on the acquisition saying, "We believe there is a substantial market opportunity to provide SME's (small-to-medium enterprises) with the ability to optimize their online presence. Lasso products provide the ability to connect any database to any Web server on any platform providing us with a solid foundation for future growth."
Blue World Communications will close its offices in Bellevue, Washington in August 2004. Blue World's Lasso development team will be relocated to OmniPilot Software headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. "OmniPilot is positioned to build upon Blue World's accomplishments over the last ten years," said Bill Doerrfeld, founder, president and CEO of Blue World Communications. "It has been a privilege helping thousands of Web professionals quickly build and serve data-driven Web sites via the Lasso product line."
Founded in 1992, Blue World Communications cross-platform software tools are used by more than 15,000 corporations around the world, including Apple Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), Cisco Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), and OmniPilot Software's parent company, Starmark International. A full-service marketing communications agency, Starmark International has successfully employed Lasso in the development of Web sites for a wide variety of clients, including Citrix, Motorola, Siemens as well as many hospitality and government clients.
Brett Circe, who serves as both president of OmniPilot Software and partner of Starmark International, spearheaded the marketing agency's adoption of Lasso. "What has impressed me about Lasso is that we have been able to upgrade our code since 1996 with little or no effort, and, we can develop solutions using Lasso in half the code of other popular middleware languages. That's why OmniPilot applications are built in the Lasso development language."
OmniPilot Software, Inc. is a software development company offering cross platform business management solutions designed to help small to mid-size service companies optimize their online presence. With eight years of custom application development behind them, OmniPilot Software applications ensure that clients benefit from time-tested efficiencies, which have proven to yield success. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Starmark International. Ranked #43 on the 2003 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S., Starmark International specializes in the seamless integration of multiple marketing disciplines branding, advertising, Internet development, direct response, custom publishing and public relations among them toward the effective fulfillment of client business goals. For more information on OmniPilot Software, including demos of the company's software titles, please visit www.omnipilot.com. [retired]