Motorola Buys ZumoDrive Developer
Published on: 22nd Dec 2010
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Motorola Mobility is buying Zecter, a company that offers synchronization and streaming technologies for on demand digital media consumption. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Zecter's solutions connect users to their content giving them on the go access to music, video, photos and documents from their smartphones, tablets, PCs and web portals.
Zecter currently has two products commercially available: ZumoDrive, for cloud-based content sync, access and sharing; and ZumoCast, for personal media streaming to any device. Both products use virtual file system technologies to make any personal content available even if it is not stored locally.
Motorola Mobility said that it plans to integrate Zecter's wireless syncing, desktop integration, video transcoding and thin-file retrieval technologies into its smartphones to provide consumers with real-time access to their content.
"Consumers want seamless access to their content and media from wherever they are, while content providers want to ensure that content remains protected and secure," said Christy Wyatt, corporate vice president of software and services, Motorola Mobility. "We believe that Zecter enables that seamless experience with the necessary security measures, and we are delighted to be able to work with this team."
Wyatt added, "Zecter's robust team brings multi-platform expertise along with compelling solutions for continuous digital media access across multiple platforms. Zecter is an exciting addition to our MOTOBLUR service platform and we welcome their highly skilled personnel to the Motorola Mobility team."
As part of the transition, the distribution of Zecter's ZumoCast software will be suspended while enhancements are made. Existing ZumoCast users may continue to use the service without interruption. Motorola Mobility will provide regular updates for ZumoCast users as well as future plans for this service. The ZumoDrive solution will be unaffected.