Wedding bells for CableMatrix and Xinnia

Thu, 06/30/2005 - 8:00pm

In what could be considered a match made in PacketCable Multimedia heaven, CableMatrix has inked a deal to acquire Xinnia Technology for an undisclosed sum.

The deal will give CableMatrix two primary elements of the PCMM architecture: the policy server (its existing ODSP Policy Server), and the application manager (Xinnia's Network Smart). PCMM is designed to inject QoS into a range of IP-based applications, and can be used to support broadband network security services.

In February, CableMatrix and Xinnia announced a successful integration of their respective PCMM products.

On the personnel front, Xinnia CEO Jay Malin will become vice president of business development at CableMatrix, and Xinnia Chief Technical Officer Matt Tooley will join CableMatrix as its vice president of technology. CableMatrix will also move its corporate offices to Chicago, but retain its R&D center in Israel. The combined company will have north of 30 employees.

CableMatrix was among a handful of policy server vendors that recently obtained the PCMM 1.0 stamp from CableLabs. Cable's Louisville, Colo.-based R&D house has yet to say when it will conduct official qualification tests on PCMM-based application managers.


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