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Bluesocket Acquires Pingtel

Bluesocket Inc. said Tuesday it has acquired SIP-based enterprise communications provider Pingtel Corp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Combining Bluesockets WLAN and security capabilities with Pingtels SIP PBX technology will help the company reach more partners, Bluesocket said. The deal also helps it target SMBs.

The opportunity lies in the fact that the wireless LAN and unified communications markets are converging to create a $10 billion plus market for enterprise mobility solutions, said Mads Lillelund, CEO of Bluesocket. As a result of this acquisition, we are better positioned to deliver an integrated solution that meets the mobility needs of customers across a variety of industries.

The companies will unite their product development efforts, channel partners and end-user base.

Pingtels SIP-based, unified communications technology will form the basis of Bluesockets future FMC solution to manage call hand-off between cellular and enterprise Wi-Fi networks, the companies said. Bluesocket will accelerate the open source development started by Pingtel, including full support for the sipXecs project and the SIPfoundry open source community.

All Pingtel employees will remain with Bluesocket.

Bluesocket Inc. www.bluesocket.com
Pingtel Corp. www.pingtel.com


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