Cisco To Acquire Two Communications App Dev Firms

Cisco plans to purchase Metreos, Austin, Tex., for $28 million and $19.8 million for Audium, New York, NY.

The two acquisitions will help customers and partners quickly build and deploy integrated applications for Unified Communications System, Cisco’s VoIP platform, according to a company statement.

Metreos provides IP communication application development and management tools,. It was founded in 2001 and has 19 employees .

Audium, founded in 1999, provides VoiceXML speech self-service application development and management tools. It has 26 employees.

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The acquisitions are expected to close in Cisco’s fourth fiscal quarter, ending July 29.