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Motorola Buys Ucentric

Motorola Inc. has purchased Ucentric Systems, giving the company a stronger presence in the home-networking space.

"Motorola is committed to bringing relevant seamless mobility solutions to the connected-home marketplace, and the acquisition of Ucentric's suite provides us with a robust software platform for delivering the next generation of broadband services," said John Burke, vice president and general manager of consumer-entertainment solutions at Motorola, in a prepared statement.

The company has participated in tests with Ucentric software, which allows consumers to access stored entertainment -- such as HDTV on a digital-video recorder, music on a PC or photos on a laptop -- from any connected device in the home.

Motorola said it will make the software available as part of its “Home Media Architecture.”