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Cisco to gain active voice

Networking giant Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA, has entered into an agreement to acquire publicly held Active Voice Corp. of Seattle, WA.Active Voice is a leading provider of Internet Protocol (IP...


January 1, 2001  


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Networking giant Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA, has entered into an agreement to acquire publicly held Active Voice Corp. of Seattle, WA.

Active Voice is a leading provider of Internet Protocol (IP)-based unified messaging systems for the enterprise, that combine e-mail, voice and fax messages into a single, common mailbox that is accessible via any Internet-connected device.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay approximately US$266 million in stock for Active Voice’s Unity operation, which is comprised of IP-based unified messaging offerings. Cisco will also pay approximately US$30 million in stock for Active Voice’s circuit switched PBX voicemail solutions, which will be sold after the acquisition closes to a newly formed entity comprised of former Active Voice employees for US$30 million.


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