More IP consolidation
Give 'em a day and they'll do a deal, Thomson that is. Following on from the ContentGuard and Verisign agreements a couple of days ago, today Thomson agreed to acquire the VoIP team of defense giant EADS's DCS unit. The team has "unique expertise in the design, systems integration and management of IT infrastructure above the IP layer (system administration, messaging, portals and web services), with an emphasis on TV and Video On Demand (VOD) over xDSL solutions." That's DRM, authentication/transaction management, and now integration, all related to TV over DSL, and all in the same week.