Verso Technologies plans to purchase sentiO Networks, a provider of voice over Internet Protocol technology, in a deal worth some $8 million.

Verso, a provider of network solutions, said it would acquire sentiO for 7.7 million restricted shares of stock, and warrants for another 841,000 shares.

sentiO, which is privately held, is based in Acton, Mass.

Verso (NASDAQ: VRSO) shares closed at 95 cents on Thursday.