With an eye toward strengthening its position in the IP fax services market, 3Com Corp., Toronto, has inked a deal to acquire LANSource Technologies, Inc. of Toronto -- a leading vendor of data- and f...
January 1, 2000
With an eye toward strengthening its position in the IP fax services market, 3Com Corp., Toronto, has inked a deal to acquire LANSource Technologies, Inc. of Toronto — a leading vendor of data- and fax-over-IP software applications.
According to 3Com, the transaction, which is valued at approximately $38 million, also gives it the technology and expertise needed to accelerate its development of fully integrated unified messaging solutions for the IP telephony market.
3Com has had a co-marketing relationship with LANSource since 1997. The two companies have co-developed carrier class fax-over-IP and integrated fax-email messaging solutions based on 3Com’s Total Control multiservice access platform and LANSource’s Faxport Virtual Networking (VFN) software.
The acquisition furthers 3Com’s strategy to supply Internet service providers and telecommunication carriers with platforms to deploy enhanced services (such as Internet faxing, pre-paid calling, Internet call waiting, unified messaging and integrated voice response systems) for consumers and businesses. LANSource applications will be an integral part of 3Com’s CommWorks carrier IP telephony platform.