Acton, MA

Azuki Systems acquired by Ericsson

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire  Massachusetts-based Azuki Systems, Inc., a provider of TV Anywhere delivery platforms for service providers, content owners and broadcasters.

Azuki Systems extends Ericsson’s leading TV and media portfolio which includes the recent addition of Mediaroom from Microsoft. Through the acquisition, Ericsson will accelerate the availability of new and compelling viewing experiences across a variety of devices and screens. In addition, Ericsson will gain additional key functionality related to the deployment of TV Anywhere services, including adaptive bit rate and content protection technologies. In addition, the acquisition brings a team of highly skilled software engineers from Azuki Systems.  READ MORE

Affirmed Networks raises $51M in funding

Affirmed Networks™, a technology leader modernizing how mobile networks are architected, deployed, and monetized, announced it has raised $51M in a Series C round of funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners and joined by KCK Group. Affirmed Networks’ current investors also participated in this round, which includes top tier venture capital and strategic investors. The funding was spurred by substantial operator demand for the company’s market-leading network function virtualization solutions, including the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™. It strongly positions the company to support multiple deployments and numerous trials throughout the world while expanding its carrier-grade virtualization solutions.  READ MORE

Affirmed Networks raises $52M in funding

Affirmed Networks today emerged from stealth mode to announce the availability of its currently-deployable AN3000 solution. The AN3000’s disruptive architecture is poised to significantly transform mobile data networks. Operators can dramatically simplify their network deployments allowing them to manage cost and scale. Using Affirmed’s industry first, service orchestration technology, operators can serve user needs with advanced services and thereby enhance revenue. This currently-deployable platform is poised to significantly advance the state of mobile data networks with value-added services that can be created, maintained and monetized at the pace of the Internet with Affirmed’s unique service orchestration capability.

Affirmed Networks is backed by the top venture capital firms Matrix Partners, Charles River Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and two strategic investors T-Venture and Vodafone Ventures. The AN3000 enables operators to manage both subscribers and advanced services in an industry-leading solution that bundles gateway functions with rich application and content delivery services.

Azuki Systems raises $4M in funding

As per SEC filings, Azuki Systems in Acton, MA has raised $4M in funding.  Azuki Systems provides a market leading end-to-end solution that delivers rich, protected content to any device over any network, allowing content owners, enterprises and service providers to capitalize on the explosive growth of smartphones, tablets and multiple screens.

eIQnetworks raises $750K

As per SEC filings, eIQnetworks has raised $750K in debt financing.  eIQnetworks is a global provider of a unified situational awareness solution, serving the largest enterprises around the world including government, financial, telecommunications, retail and healthcare. The company’s unified situational awareness platform, SecureVue®, delivers an accurate, timely and coherent view of the threat, compliance and risk posture via a single console.

SeaChange sells its broadcast and storage business
SeaChange International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEAC), the leading global multi-screen video software innovator, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its broadcast server and storage business, allowing the Company to focus on its core software and services operations including its next generation back office, video streamers, gateway software and advertising solutions.
 
Azuki Systems raises $5.1M in funding

As per SEC filings, Azuki Systems in Acton, MA has raised $5.1M in funding.  Azuki Systems is leading the video delivery revolution to any screen over any network. Azuki’s solutions deliver rich, protected content to any device over any network, allowing content owners, enterprises and service providers to capitalize on the explosive growth of smartphones, tablets and multiple screens.

Affirmed Networks raises $1.4M in funding

August 11, 2011: Per SEC filings, Affirmed Networks in Acton, MA has raised $1.4M in funding. Affirmed Networks is a stealth mode technology company focused on the wireless industry.

Tatara Systems acquired by Taqua

July 21, 2011: Taqua, LLC, a leading supplier of convergence switching and small cell deployment solutions, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Acton, MA-based Tatara Systems, the leading provider of SIP-based mobile telephony convergence solutions.