Sunday, October 23, 2005

Excel Switching Closes Brooktrout Acquisition

EAS Group, the privately held parent of Excel Switching Corporation, completed its acquisition of Brooktrout.

Excel is a worldwide provider of carrier-class, open services platforms, media gateways and media servers.

Brooktrout specializes in media processing, call control, signal processing, and fax communications. The company is based in Needham, Massachusetts.

The companies said their merger would create a leader in enabling technologies for both traditional and next-generation communications networks, with a broad portfolio of products and solutions to help both service provider and enterprise customers offer new applications and enhanced services.

When the deal was first announced in August 2005, the companies valued the transaction at $173 million.

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