Cisco buys Amteva

Voice, email, fax integration specialist swallowed by Great Stan of Routers

Cisco's acquisition spree continues -- today it snapped up privately held US operation Amteva Technologies. Amteva develops software that brings together voicemail, email and fax data over IP networks into a single user access point, and that's bang in the centre of Cisco's vision of what the network should offer. Ameteva's technology will be rolled into software from other Cisco acquisitions, such as Selsius and GeoTel. Cisco bought Amteva with a mix of cash and stock, all of which valued the purchase at $170 million. ®

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