Cisco (CSCO) - Get Report agreed to acquire closely held Metreos of Austin, Texas, and Audium of New York for $48 million.

San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco said the deals "will help enable its ecosystem of development partners to easily create and deploy value-added business applications."

The buy of acquiring Metreos and Audium and their standards-based creation and integration tools will help Cisco customers and partners to "rapidly build customized communications applications that are fully integrated across the enterprise IT infrastructure, enterprise applications, and enterprise contact centers," Cisco adds.

Cisco will pay $28 million in cash for Metreos and $19.8 million in cash for Audium. The acquisitions are subject to various standard closing conditions, including applicable regulatory approvals, and are expected to close in the fourth quarter of Cisco's fiscal year 2006, ending July 29.

Metreos was founded in 2001 and has 19 employees. Audium was founded in 1999 and has 26 employees. Metreos and Audium products will be integrated into the Voice Technology Group, reporting into Don Proctor.