Monday, May 19, 2008

U4EA Acquires NextHop for 802.11 software

U4EA Technologies, which offers integrated access solutions for converged communications, has acquired NextHop Technologies, a supplier of 802.11 software. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The NextHop product portfolio includes Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n controller and access point software.

U4EA said the deal adds a wealth of Wi-Fi software and expertise to its growing portfolio of communications products delivered to the small and medium business markets. Integrating the NextHop Wi-Fi software with U4EA's Multi-service Business Gateway Fusion series will address the rapidly growing SMB requirements for seamless mobility, unified communications and highly integrated and cost effective solutions.

The former NextHop Technologies will operate as U4EA Wireless, and U4EA has appointed PG Menon as vice president and general manager of the operating unit.

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