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Cisco System,Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO, HKSE: 4333 ) is an American multinational corporation with 54,000 employees and annual revenue of US $28.48 billion as of 2006. , Inc. has announced a definitive agreement to acquire the privately-held companies Metreos Corp. of Austin, TX and Audium Corp. of New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , NY in two separate deals. With these acquisitions, Cisco will be able to further help enterprise customers turn their Internet protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. (IP) networks into true unified communications The real time redirection of a voice, text or e-mail message to the device closest to the intended recipient at any given time. For example, voice calls to desk phones could be routed to the user's cellphone when required. systems for handling all voice, video, data and mobility communications applications.
In March 2006, Cisco announced its Unified Communications system, which allows enterprise customers to integrate their communications systems In telecommunication, a communications system is a collection of individual communications networks, transmission systems, relay stations, tributary stations, and data terminal equipment (DTE) usually capable of interconnection and interoperation to form an integrated whole. with their IT infrastructure, creating a single enterprisewide communications platform. The Cisco Unified Communications system of voice, video and IP communications A general term for networks that use the IP protocol for voice (VoIP) and video traffic. See IP telephony. products and applications enables organizations of all sizes to communicate more effectively, streamline business processes, reach the right resource the first time and positively impact the top and bottom line.
Metreos and Audium provide network-based application development environments and run-time platforms for two different market segments, IP communications and IP contact center, respectively. Over time, the Metreos and Audium product portfolios will be integrated with each other to provide one unified common application development interface for all Cisco Unified Communications, enabling customers and partners to rapidly build customized communications applications that are fully integrated across the enterprise IT infrastructure, enterprise applications and enterprise contact centers.