Chip giant Intel will acquire privately held telecoms company Voice Technologies Group (VTG) to bolster its networking portfolio.
VTG, which develops technology that enables private branch exchange (PBX) machines to work with computer telephony systems, will be incorporated into Intel's Dialogic voice systems unit. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"The VTG assets in this acquisition give Intel a great launching point in enterprise telecoms," said Bill Warner, executive vice president of Intel's Dialogic division.
Intel said the acquisition will enable Dialogic to integrate PBX systems with applications such as IP telephony, unified messaging, speech-based auto attendant and call centre applications.
The deal is part of Intel's bid to beef up its computer telephony business. The chip giant acquired telephony software vendor Parity Software and announced an alliance with Artisoft to work together on several computer telephony-related projects.
Intel also made equity investments in MediaSoft, which makes computer telephony and internet software, and Prima, a developer of software that allows companies to integrate telephony technologies with ecommerce customer service applications.
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