NETWORK DYNAMICS, INC. ACQUIRES FIRST VIRTUAL COMMUNICATIONS ATM NETWORK SUPPORT BASE
Tampa, Florida and Redwood City, California – October 14, 2004 – Network Dynamics, Inc. (NDI), a network technology and life cycle solutions provider, announced today that they have acquired the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) service base of First Virtual Communications, a network communications solutions provider.
Based on a decision to discontinue offering its line of ATM networking products, First Virtual decided to look for someone to purchase the ongoing support service base for these products. The product line includes switches, gateways, video conferencing endpoints and network adapters. NDI learned of the opportunity through existing sales channels and, after a successful negotiation, quickly solidified the agreement. As a result of the acquisition, NDI acquired First Virtual’s support service base, including customer contacts, product inventory, spare parts, bill of materials and trademark/brand name licenses.
“This is an incredible opportunity for NDI to continue to expand our growing maintenance base. NDI’s ability to execute and deliver for our customers was a key factor in First Virtual Communications’ decision to move forward with this deal,” said Peter Reagan, vice president and COO of Network Dynamics, Inc. “They wanted to ensure that their customers would be in good hands and felt confident that NDI had the support infrastructure, talent and resources to do just that.”
“After evaluating several different potential buyers, we found that NDI was the best match to provide support to our customers,” said Tom Bennett, vice president of special projects for First Virtual. "Based on NDI’s solid history of delivering excellent service to their customers, we know that our customer base will be well supported by an extremely capable and knowledgeable technical team.”
Since finalization of the agreement, NDI has made initial contact with the entire ATM support service base and has provided them with the transitional information necessary to obtain support. In addition to their standard onsite support service, NDI will offer telephone diagnostics support, as well as parts repair services to their new customers.
About Network Dynamics, Inc.
Network Dynamics, Inc. is a network technology and life cycle solutions provider that offers its customers a comprehensive suite of product and service solutions including network implementation, custom network support, managed services, consulting services and secondary market equipment. With a state-of-the-art customer support center, an available field staff of over 1,000 technicians and a network of over 100 depot and logistics centers nationwide, NDI helps customers develop the best network solution possible for their business – solutions for a world of change.
For more information about NDI and its services, visit www.ndiwebsite.com, or call (813) 818-8597.
About First Virtual Communications
First Virtual Communications is a premier provider of infrastructure and solutions for real time rich media communications. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, the company also has operations in Europe and Asia. More information about First Virtual Communications can be found at www.fvc.com or by calling (800) 728-6337 or (650) 801-6500 outside North America.
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