WILLIAMSTOWN - A small Berkshire-based high-tech firm that creates tech platforms for service providers has been sold to a larger company that it has been doing business with for a decade. VoIP Logic of Williamstown was recently purchased by Broadsoft, Inc, a publicly traded Maryland-based company that is a leader in providing global communication software as a service. Micah Singer, VoIP's founder and CEO, said his company has been working with Broadsoft for 10 years. VoIP Logic was formed in California in 2003 and moved to Williamstown two years later. Both Singer and his wife were familiar with this area, having both graduated from Williams College in 1994. Singer said Broadsoft has agreed to retain all 29 of VoIP Logic's employees, 22 of them full-time. Only five of VoIP's employees are based in the Berkshires where the company's headquarters are located. "We've never had an office," Singer said. "We're 100 percent dispersed. No two people work together. "This is great news, and what it means from our perspective is first, they like what we do, and second, all of our employees are continuing on." However, Singer isn't sure that VoIP Logic will continue to retain its current company name. "I don't know what the plans are exactly for our name," Singer said. "But in other transitions (that Broadsoft has been involved with) it's gradually collapsed into the Broadsoft name. "(Our) product line is what's going to survive." VoIP Logics creates the infrastructure for business communication telephone systems, then sells its products to service providers. "Basically, the market for business communication systems that business and institutions use to communicate in the past 10 or 15 years has moved from what's in your office to a cloud or innovative center," Singer said. "What we did was start building the infrastructure to run these kinds of phone systems and selling it to small and medium size service providers. "One of our most important components is a cloud platform manufactured by Broadsoft that is among the leaders in providing this kind of business phone technology," he said. Under Broadsoft, VoIP Logics' products can reach a wider customer base, Singer said. "It gives us access to sell to much larger accounts," Singer said. "The service providers we generally sell for have $100 million in revenues but in Broadsoft that's a small kind of opportunity. We can go from U.S. regional service providers to national and international service providers." Contact Tony Dobrowolski at 413 496-6224.

Tony Dobrowolski's main focus is on business reporting. He came to The Eagle in 1992 after previously working for newspapers in Connecticut and Montreal. He can be reached at tdobrowolski@berkshireeagle.com or 413-2810-2755.