Sun Microsystems has completed its acquisition of Pixo, a privately held California-based Java software development house.
Pixo's products and technologies are designed to help simplify the deployment of new services both for network operators and enterprises.
The acquisition will give Sun a presence in digital rights and access management for content distribution.
Pixo provides technology to manage the secure distribution and sale of digital content for mobile subscribers, and links Sun's Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, with the Solaris operating system and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition.
The move will be managed by Sun executive vice president Jonathan Schwartz, who spoke of plans to integrate Pixo's products and technologies into Sun's existing Java strategy.
"The future of the network is predicated upon the secure distribution and monetisation of digital content," said Schwartz.
"Whether for the growth of the mobile handset marketplace, set-top boxes, or the emerging landscape of Sun's desktop initiatives, Pixo is at the centre of our platform strategy."
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