HydroPoint Acquires Smart Irrigation Provider Baseline

by Katie Lee

Petaluma, Calif. — HydroPoint Data Systems, the established leader in smart water management solutions and maker of WeatherTRAK smart irrigation technology, has acquired Baseline, Inc., a Boise, Idaho-based smart irrigation provider.

Following record revenue growth for both companies in 2015 and 2016 year to date, HydroPoint’s acquisition of Baseline brings a powerful array of smart water management technologies to the HydroPoint 360 Smart Water Management platform and expands its geographic footprint. Baseline will continue to operate as an independent company, and HydroPoint will invest in both the Boise operations and the Baseline product line.

“Baseline’s extensive background in managing irrigation for the world’s most complex sites, combined with their widely recognized superior moisture sensors and two wire technology, are an incredible addition to our platform,” says HydroPoint’s CEO, Chris Spain. “Of course, technology is only a part of HydroPoint’s ultimate success. The Baseline team also brings years of experience and expertise in design and specification sales complimenting HydroPoint’s depth and proven success in channel and enterprise sales.”

Baseline’s CEO, Joe Wallace, is excited about the acquisition’s potential: “This truly shifts both organizations into a higher gear. The opportunity to share our respective technologies means all of our customers will continue to have the most advanced smart irrigation systems in the industry,” he says.

HydroPoint is a leader in smart water management solutions targeting the area of greatest waste in urban water use, landscape irrigation. As a 2014 EPA WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year, the company offers WeatherTRAK®, the most complete and effective smart irrigation management system proven in over 25 independent studies and chosen by leading landscape professionals. From Walmart to Los Angeles County, WeatherTRAK has been helping commercial, government, education and home communities maximize water savings, reduce operating costs, and minimize risk since 2002. For more information, visit www.hydropoint.com.

Baseline was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Baseline, now a HydroPoint Company, will remain and grow its base from Boise. For more information, visit www.baselinesystems.com.

SOURCE: HydroPoint Data Systems

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