In a move to protect its Curing Monitoring System (CMS) technology patents and bring singular focus to its VeriCure Cured-In-Place Pipe Curing Monitoring System, Vortex Technology Group LLC, a business entity of the Vortex Companies’ Products Division, announced that it acquired Zia Systems LLC
Columbus, Ohio-bases Zia Systems is an integrated system solutions provider of CMS and CiPPi temperature monitoring technology for cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) trenchless rehabilitation applications. With this latest deal, the Vortex Technology Group will move forward with consolidating and rebranding CMS and CiPPi offerings under the single brand name of VeriCure.
Zia Systems co-founders, Gary Rapp and Larry Rapp, will be working with Vortex Technology Group to ensure a smooth transition of its CIPP monitoring systems and existing customers.
Vortex Technology Group, which recently acquired the patented CMS intellectual property and the VeriCure trademark, will now be able to stabilize the market, level-set pricing and standardize QA/QC measures. It will also focus on expanding product field support and educating the trenchless infrastructure rehabilitation engineering community on the benefits of monitoring CIPP applications.
VeriCure, which is currently patented in 19 countries, captures and records a thermal temperature reading, incrementally, along the entire length of a CIPP liner. This information significantly improves the efficiency and quality of the installation, while lowering overall costs.