SAN JOSE, Calif., November 20, 2006 - Cisco Systems® today announced it has completed the acquisition of privately-held Orative Corp of San Jose, California. Orative provides an application that allows Cisco to extend its Unified Communications portfolio to mobile devices such as cell phones and smartphones.
With Orative Enterprise Software, mobile phone users can coordinate conversations, collaborate with colleagues, view information on Unity voicemail messages, screen unwanted telephone calls and interruptions, and securely access personal and corporate phone books. Together, Cisco and Orative will transform the mobile phone into a true business device, using Cisco Unified CallManager for call control, Cisco MeetingPlace for collaboration and Cisco Unity as the voicemail platform.
With the close of the transaction, the Orative team and product portfolio are now integrated into Cisco's Voice Technology Group, led by Don Proctor, senior vice president.