Motorola Snaps Up SunUp

Motorola Mobility this morning announced that it has acquired network operations management software maker SunUp Digital Systems. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 1992 and based in Santa Clara, California, SunUp develops operating software for IPTV, DTH, Digital Cable, and content distribution networks.

SunUp’s software enables video content delivery to multiple screens, such as TVs, smartphones and tablets, from ingest and deployment to rights management and provider payments. The company claims its software is open standards-based, and that it works with all leading Middleware, CAS/DRM, billing, compression, and delivery systems.

Motorola markets a range of smartphones and a tablet computer dubbed Xoom.

John Burke, SVP and general manager, Converged Experiences at Motorola Mobility, says:

“Consumers are increasingly using companion devices to augment and personalize their entertainment experience, and with the acquisition of SunUp, Motorola Mobility strengthens its ability to enable service providers to rapidly create and manage advanced revenue-generating video services across multiple screens.”

Motorola Mobility says SunUp’s software will help it enhance its Medios software platform.

Earlier this year, Motorola acquired Swedish IPTV software provider Dreampark. The company also invested in Moblyng, a developer and publisher of HTML5-based games.

At the end of last year, Motorola acquired cloud storage startup Zecter, as well as 4Home, a developer of home monitoring, control, and energy management software.