Motorola, Inc. today announced that the company has acquired privately-held Ucentric Systems, Inc., a leading provider of home media networking software for the connected home.
Motorola Acquires Ucentric Systems, Extending the Seamless Mobility of Digital Video Entertainment through the Home
HORSHAM, Pa. - 18 January 2005 - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that the company has acquired privately -held Ucentric Systems, Inc., a leading provider of home media networking software for the connected home.
This strategic acquisition enables Motorola to actively market connected home software solutions to third party service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers. A leader in end -to -end broadband technologies, Motorola will leverage its global brand presence and worldwide resources to grow Ucentric's existing customer base.
The Ucentric software solution provides seamless access to stored digital entertainment - such as high -definition video on a DVR, music on a computer hard drive, or pictures on a laptop - from any connected device in the home. The software is designed to operate with electronic program guides from multiple vendors, and service providers can customize the interface with applications that personalize the subscriber experience.
Additionally, Motorola will make the software available as part of its Home Media Architecture solution for the company's advanced and basic digital set -top platforms.
"Motorola is committed to bringing relevant seamless mobility solutions to the connected home marketplace, and the acquisition of Ucentric's suite provides us with a robust software platform for delivering the next generation of broadband services. Customers can leverage these new tools in our portfolio to deliver new levels of personalized entertainment and communication to devices in and around the home," said John Burke, Motorola corporate vice president and general manager, consumer entertainment solutions.
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace, and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost -effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US$27.1 billion in 2003. For more information: www.motorola.com.
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