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Logitech Acquires Paradial
Acquisition of Award-Winning Firewall and NAT Traversal Technology Enhances Logitech Video Technology Portfolio
FREMONT, Calif., July 7, 2010 and ROMANEL-SUR-MORGES, Switzerland, July 8, 2010 — Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced the acquisition of the assets of Paradial AS, a Norway-based leading provider of firewall and NAT (network address translation) traversal solutions for video communication.
Paradial’s technology addresses one of the most significant barriers to the widespread adoption of Internet-based video communication: challenges encountered when calling across protected networks. Traversing any firewall while maintaining a high level of security, the Paradial technology enables seamless video calling between people inside the walls of an enterprise and those inside other enterprises, in remote offices or telecommuting. While Logitech is already offering Paradial technology to LifeSize customers through an OEM agreement, the acquisition allows the company to closely integrate firewall and NAT traversal across its video communication product portfolio, enabling reliable, high-quality end-to-end HD video calling over highly protected networks.
“With the acquisition of Paradial, Logitech is taking another step toward delivering on our vision to bring seamless HD video communication to anyone, anywhere,” said Gerald P. Quindlen, Logitech president and chief executive officer. “By integrating Paradial’s technology into our future product portfolio, Logitech is uniquely positioned to deliver a complete and intuitive HD video conferencing experience for companies of any size.”
Most of Paradial’s employees, including founders, will be part of Logitech’s LifeSize division.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).
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