OmniPilot Software Inc. announced Monday that it has acquired the Lasso product line from Blue World Communications Inc. Lasso is used to develop data-driven Web sites; it’s a cross-platform technology that works on Macs, Windows and Linux; its Studio product is designed to work in conjunction with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 and Adobe GoLive CS.
OmniPilot Software is a subsidiary of Starmark International, and a business management software developer that has used Lasso since the mid-1990s. It’s this background that led OmniPilot to acquire the technology, according to OmniPilot President Brett Circe. “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,” he said.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but it was noted that Blue World will close its Bellvue, Wash. offices in August. Development of Lasso will be relocated to OmniPilot’s headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.