Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Pingtel acquired by Bluesocket

Long standing but still trying to find it's niche, Pingtel, a VoIP company I have know for a long while has been acquired. Pingtel was known among the Open Source community for it's release and support of SipFoundry/SipX project. I have even used their sip client in beta for a test deployment project. I think it is best that Pingtel find it's niche and the future should be good with integration of Bluesocket's mobility solutions.

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bluesocket, Inc., today announced it has acquired SIP-based enterprise communications solutions leader Pingtel Corporation. This strategic move establishes a solid foundation for the delivery of converged mobility and unified communications offerings, and places Bluesocket in a leadership position to provide complete enterprise mobility solutions that combine secure wireless LAN and Voice over IP (VoIP) - including unified communications server technology which will be a key foundation for Bluesockets enterprise fixed mobile convergence (FMC) architecture.

Combining Bluesockets award-winning WLAN and security capabilities with Pingtels leading SIP PBX technology creates opportunities in two key market segments. The first is providing software-based, OEM-ready solutions to larger ecosystem partners seeking faster approaches for delivering integrated wired, wireless and voice offerings to their mid-market enterprise customers. Additionally, the combination enables Bluesocket to now target mid-sized and small enterprises interested in implementing a standards-based mobility solution oriented toward unified voice and data communications.

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 at 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. Bluesocket is redefining the meaning of enterprise mobility by seamlessly combining leading unified communications, mobility and security solutions, with significant improvements to the user experience and an overall lower cost of ownership.

As part of the transaction, Bluesocket and Pingtel 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. Bluesocket will accelerate the open source development championed by Pingtel, including full support for the sipXecs open source project and the SIPfoundry open source community. All Pingtel employees will remain with Bluesocket and the company plans to significantly increase R&D investment to accelerate its strategy of being first to deliver a fully integrated offering to the market.



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