Motorola Buys Ucentric Systems

Motorola Buys Ucentric Systems

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

January 18, 2005

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Motorola Buys Ucentric Systems

Plunging further into the whole-home networking market, Motorola Inc. is gobbling up Ucentric Systems Inc., a leading provider of home media networking software. Motorola said the deal will enable it to pitch Ucentric's connected-home software solutions to third-party providers and consumer electronics manufacturers. Motorola will also market the software as part of its Home Media Architecture solution for its basic and advanced digital set-top boxes. Terms of the deal were not announced. Ucentric, a privately owned startup, has already been working with Motorola on putting its home media software into the manufacturer's newest digital set-tops.

About the Author(s)

Alan Breznick

Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Alan Breznick is a business editor and research analyst who has tracked the cable, broadband and video markets like an over-bred bloodhound for more than 20 years.

As a senior analyst at Light Reading's research arm, Heavy Reading, for six years, Alan authored numerous reports, columns, white papers and case studies, moderated dozens of webinars, and organized and hosted more than 15 -- count 'em --regional conferences on cable, broadband and IPTV technology topics. And all this while maintaining a summer job as an ostrich wrangler.

Before that, he was the founding editor of Light Reading Cable, transforming a monthly newsletter into a daily website. Prior to joining Light Reading, Alan was a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence.

He is based in the Toronto area, though is New York born and bred. Just ask, and he will take you on a power-walking tour of Manhattan, pointing out the tourist hotspots and the places that make up his personal timeline: The bench where he smoked his first pipe; the alley where he won his first fist fight. That kind of thing.

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