Motorola Acquires Media Sync/Streaming Company Zecter
Motorola Mobility, which is obviously part of the larger Motorola company, has acquired a company called Zecter.
Zecter is a company with synchronization and streaming technologies for on-demand digital media consumption. Motorola explains, "Zecter's solutions connect users to their content seamlessly and instantaneously, giving them simple, on-the-go access to music, video, photos and documents from their smartphones, tablets, PCs and web-portals."
"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 at 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."
Zecter has two products that are currently on the market. These are ZumoDrive and ZumoCast. The former is for cloud-based content sync, access, and sharing, and the latter is for personal media streaming to any device.
Wyatt said, "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."
Motorola's goal for the acquisition is to enhance its MotoBlur offering. It will integrate Zecter's wireless syncing, desktop integration, video transcoding, and "thin-file retrieval" technologies across its device and MotoBlur offerings.
Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Distribution of ZumoCast will be suspended during the transition. ZumoDrive will be unaffected.