HydroPoint: Company Acquires Smart-Irrigation Provider Baseline Inc.

Petaluma, Calif. — June 8, 2016 — HydroPoint Data Systems, the established leader in smart water management solutions and maker of WeatherTRAK smart irrigation technology, announced that it has acquired smart-irrigation provider Baseline, Inc., based in Boise, Idaho.
Following record revenue growth for both companies in 2015 and 2016 YTD, 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,” said HydroPoint 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 complementing HydroPoint’s depth and proven success in channel and enterprise sales.”

Regarding HydroPoint’s go-forward strategy for the Baseline solution, Spain says, “We’ve been very impressed by Baseline’s revenue and technology momentum and agree that the best strategy is to continue to invest in that momentum.”

Baseline’s CEO Joe Wallace added, “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.”

HydroPoint is a provider of 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. For more information, visit www.hydropoint.com.

Baseline's founders and management team include veterans from the worlds of both high-tech and agriculture. The company, founded in 1998, will remain and grow its base from Boise. For more information, visit www.baselinesystems.com.