Motorola Mobility Acquires Zecter
Acquisition to Enhance Motorola Mobility with Personal Cloud Server and Synch Technologies
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola Mobility, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), today announced that it has acquired Zecter, Inc., a leading start-up with synchronization and streaming technologies for on-demand digital media consumption. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Zecter's solutions connect users to their content seamlessly and instantaneously, giving them simple, on-the-go access to music, video, photos and documents from their smartphones, tablets, PCs and web-portals. Zecter currently has two products commercially available: ZumoDrive, for cloud-based content sync, access and sharing; and ZumoCast, for personal media streaming to any device. Both products use innovative virtual file system technologies to make any personal content instantly available even if it is not stored locally.
Zecter will further enhance Motorola Mobility's mobile content experience and MOTOBLUR service offering by enabling consumers to enjoy their digital content across their mobile devices, wherever they are. Motorola Mobility will integrate Zecter's wireless syncing, desktop integration, video transcoding and thin-file retrieval technologies across its device and MOTOBLUR offerings to provide consumers with real-time access to their content.
"Consumers want seamless access to their content and media from wherever they are, while content providers want to ensure that content remains protected and secure," said Christy Wyatt, corporate vice president of software and services, Motorola Mobility. "We believe that Zecter enables that seamless experience with the necessary security measures, and we are delighted to be able to work with this team."
Wyatt added, "Zecter's robust team brings multi-platform expertise along with compelling solutions for continuous digital media access across multiple platforms. Zecter is an exciting addition to our MOTOBLUR service platform and we welcome their highly skilled personnel to the Motorola Mobility team."
As part of the transition, the distribution of Zecter's ZumoCast software will be suspended while enhancements are made. Existing ZumoCast users may continue to enjoy the service without interruption. Motorola Mobility will provide regular updates for ZumoCast users as well as exciting future plans for this service. The ZumoDrive solution will be unaffected.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to mobile and wireline digital communication devices that provide compelling experiences, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.
Zecter, Inc. is a start-up with synchronization and streaming technologies for on-demand digital media consumption. Zecter connects approximately one million users seamlessly and instantaneously to their content from any device, enabling simple, on-the-go remote access of a user's music, video, photo and documents from mobile smartphones, tablets, PCs and web-portals. The company has two commercially available products: ZumoDrive, for cloud-based content sync, access and sharing and ZumoCast, for on-demand personal media streaming to any device. Both products use innovative virtual file system technologies integrated tightly with the native OS file architecture so that all of a user's personal content becomes instantly available even if the content is not locally stored.
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