Research In Motion buys Ascendent

Mar 10 2006 - 08:00 PM ET | Backpage, Research In Motion

Fresh off its settlement with NTP, Research In Motion announced its aquisition of Ascendent. The buyout could bring more corporate features to RIM's flagship BlackBerry line. From the press release:

Ascendent Voice Mobility Suite is a feature rich solution that provides single number reach, consolidation and access to a single voice mail box, and extends desk phone functionality such as PBX dial tone, call transfer and hold, 4 or 5 digit dialing and conference calling capabilities to mobile users. It provides a consistent experience across a mix of telephony systems and simplifies the migration to newer IP-PBX systems.

According to Red Herring, one of the real-world benefits would be customers being able to have one voicemail box for both wired and wireless phones. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.