To provide communications architecture for collaborative workflows
Vertex Network Solutions, which develops scalable managed-communications platforms for digital collaboration, is acquiring Beehive Software, the digital-courier company that has developed file-transfer and workflow software for the printing, prepress, newspaper, reprographics, medical imaging, and photo-finishing markets.
"As a combined company, we will be in a better position to offer a complete solution to our customers, including managed services and custom development--from basic file transfer to high-end workflow solutions," says Graham Murray, CEO of Vertex Network Solutions.
Mark Bennett, president of Beehive Software, will oversee Vertex's technology development as chief technical officer; Florian Mueller will become the principal engineer for Vertex. (Vertex: www.vertexnet.com; Beehive Software: www.thebeehive.com)