Motorola to Purchase Leapstone Systems

Motorola Inc. (opens in new tab) is buying privately held Leapstone Systems Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition of the Somerset, N.J.-based communications software developer complements Motorola’s recent purchase of several companies aimed at end-to-end video delivery for multiple architectures, the company said. The other companies include Modulus Video, Broadbus and Tut Systems.

Leapstone brings to the mix a unified platform for managing content and delivering converged video, voice and data service bundles across multiple networks and devices. Leapstone’s flagship CCE (Communications Convergence Engine) product suite is a real-time service delivery platform that enables fixed and mobile network operators to expand their service offerings through its software products.

“What Leapstone is going to enable us to do is give our service operator customers a tool that will enable the converged service platform for dynamically creating packaging for deploying and managing a fleet of quad play services,” said Sean Matthews, senior director of strategy for Motorola. “A lot of it is about allowing our service provider customers to move from their legacy silo based infrastructure to provide more of this seamless mobility and the experiences that can be enabled by allowing users to cross over those different silos.”

Matthews said the quad play is voice, video, data and mobile.

Leapstone customers include AT&T and Verizon. The transaction is expected to be completed in Q3.