Bentley Systems acquires Sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision


Bentley Systems has acquired Sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision in a bid to strengthen the organisation’s software for infrastructure instrumentation and sensor management.

According to a statement from the company, Sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision will expand the scope of the Bentley iTwin platform to add intrinsic Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities for infrastructure digital twins to incorporate real-time sensor data.

Together, Sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision will add approximately 40 colleagues to Bentley Systems. Their combined annualised revenues and profitability are not material to, and are not expected to meaningfully impact, the Bentley Systems financial outlook for 2021.

Geotechnical engineering firms, land surveyors and civil and structural engineering firms, as well as asset owner-operators in mining, transportation and utilities, apply Sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision offerings for geological, geotechnical, structural and environmental monitoring, including in heavy civil construction, mines, tunnels and dams and for water resources, the company states.
Sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision support interfaces to hundreds of different sensor devices and related data types, including robotic total stations, inclinometers, piezometers, strain gauges, crack meters, tilt meters, extensometers and anemometers and for vibration data, pressure cells, temperature, solar insolation, precipitation, water quality and air quality.

Sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision are particularly complementary to Seequent, a global company specialising in 3D modelling software for geosciences, which Bentley recently announced its agreement to acquire, subject to regulatory approvals in New Zealand and the USA.