Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) acquires PowerCloud Systems

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has acquired PowerCloud Systems. PowerCloud Systems is known for building web monitoring tools and analytics software. PowerCloud has also built a WiFi management system called Skydog. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.

PowerCloud?s technologies will be rolled into Comcast products in 2015. Comcast wants to make it easier for users to connect all of your devices and manage them when connecting to the home network. Comcast has built a modem/router combined device and it could use Skydog’s technology to track what types of devices are connecting to the network for security purposes.

Comcast could also assign different types of connections based on different people that use it. For example, if a babysitter comes over, her smartphone could connect as a guest to the network. Comcast may added device-to-device features, which could be beneficial for the “Internet of Things” market.