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Acquired byCisco
Price$28M
Date6/2006
TermsCash

General Information

Websitemetreos.com
Twitter@CiscoSystems
CategorySoftware
Employees20
Founded1/2001
DescriptionIP Telephony Development Tools

Offices

Headquarters
4414 Westgate Blvd
Austin, TX, 78735
USA

Funding

TOTAL $4.36M
FUNDING TOTAL $4.36M
Seed, 3/2003
Startech Early Ventures
$555k
Series A, 10/2004
Covera Ventures
Gefinor Capital
$3.8M

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Metreos Corporation

Metreos was founded in 2001 by Louis Marascio and Mark Richards to provide an IP telephony development and run-time platform to help companies build, deploy, and manage IP telephony applications.

Metreos provided both packaged applications and a set of tools for designing, developing, deploying, and managing applications deployed on IP telephony networks. Their primary customer base were large enterprises who had invested significant capital in replacing aging TDM based phone systems with new Voice-over-IP phone systems, specifically those who had chosen Cisco Systems as their VoIP vendor of choice.

Large Cisco customers began to use the Metreos product suite in 2004 with early deployments by Lehman Brothers and BearingPoint. Frustrated by the lack of support from their primary IP PBX vendor, Metreos customers were able to use the Metreos Communications Environment to customize their IP telephony deployment to their liking, often times implementing features that were lost in the transition from TDM to IP.

Recognizing that many of their large marque customers were using the Metreos product to enhance their Cisco deployment, Cisco purchased Metreos in June 2006 for $28 million USD.

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Products

MCE-1200 Appliance
MCE-2400 Appliance
Metreos Communications Environment
PhoneProxy 500 Appliance

Sources

  1. Cisco Systems, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Metreos and Audium (newsroom.cisco.com) [edit]
  2. Company aims to improve telephones that use Internet technology (bizjournals.com) [edit]
  3. Metreos lands $3.8M in funding (bizjournals.com) [edit]
  4. BearingPoint Selects Metreos for VoIP Application Development; First Applications Reduce Office Space Lease Costs and Provide Superior Communications for Mobile Workforce (thefreelibrary.com) [edit]
    Lehman Brothers Selects Metreos to Speed Development and Deployment of IP Telephony Applications (findarticles.com) [edit]
    Metreos Announces Major New Release of VoIP Communications Application Environment (sipcenter.com) [edit]
    Metreos Announces Version 2.2 Release of VoIP Application Environment; SIP Support Enables Application Ecosystem Built On Open Standards (accessmylibrary.com) [edit]
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