Monday, October 18, 2004

Nimcat gets embedded

Nimcat Networks of Canada has today announced a deal with Canadian hardware maker Aastra Technologies ( and Broadcom to incorporate Nimcat's nimX P2P solution into Aastra's 480i IP phone, embedded on Broadcom chips. This interesting deal highlights the interplay between the chip maker and application developer (Broadcom is an investor in Nimcat), and echoes the previously announced deals between Popular Telephony and hardware partners. In keeping with Nimcat's stated market focus, the Aastra phone is targeted at the SME space specifically. Popular Telephony, in contrast, seems to be widening its net to encompass a much larger market segment (more to come on this issue).

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