Motorola Mobility Buys SunUp Digital Systems

Motorola Mobility acquired SunUp Digital Systems, a small provider of workflow software for video service providers, marking its fourth acquisition in the last six months.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SunUp's 12 employees, including president and CEO Praveen Sharma, are expected to join Motorola Mobility. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company was founded in 1992.

The SunUp software rapidly automates tasks and unifies subsystems with a comprehensive set of modular, open standards-based applications for content, service, business process and workflow management. Motorola Mobility plans to integrate the SunUp software into its Medios software platform, to provide the ability to enforce content rights and manage live content across multiple screens.

With the acquisition, Motorola Mobility "strengthens its ability to enable service providers to rapidly create and manage advanced revenue-generating video services across multiple screens," John Burke, Motorola Mobility senior vice president and general manager of converged experiences, said in a statement.

Motorola Mobility has recently acquired three other small companies: Dreampark, a Swedish IPTV software provider; 4Home, a developer of software and services for delivering "connected home" services such as home-security monitoring; and Zecter, a startup that has developed synchronization and streaming technologies to lets users access their video, music, photos and documents from smartphones, tablets and PCs.