Parallels Inc., known for software that lets Windows run on Macs, phones and tablets, has acquired 2X Software, which offers technology for managing mobile devices and running virtual desktops and apps across a variety of operating systems — such as the ability to use Microsoft Office on Google Chromebooks.
The companies say the acquisition complements Parallels’ existing Parallels Desktop and Parallels Access products. 2X’s main products are 2X Remote Application Server and 2X Mobile Device Management.
“We see huge synergies with Parallels Access and Parallels Desktop products and are excited about the potential 2X solutions brings to us,” said Parallels President Jack Zubarev in a news release announcing the deal. “We also welcome 2X’s experienced and talented team of engineers and employees who will join us to continue creating the best cross-platform software solutions.”
Financial terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed. Parallels is headquartered in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. 2X, which has offices in Europe and Australia, bases its U.S. operations in Dallas.