Agito Networks, Inc., a company pioneering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that it has received a 2008 VON Magazine Innovator Award, which is awarded to innovative companies that represent the future of the Internet Communications industry.
Agito Networks has been named as a VON Magazine award winner due to its innovative RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, which uniquely fuses 802.11 wireless LANs (WLANs), enterprise IP telephony, and the carrier cellular network, improving mobile worker accessibility and responsiveness to increase mobile worker productivity.
Agito’s innovative, patent-pending location-aware technology allows enterprises to mobilize voice by taking full advantage of their 802.11 WLAN deployments as a low-cost alternative to cellular networks for in-building enterprise mobility. Leveraging voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) enables enterprises to reduce cellular expenses by as much as 60 percent, and avoid deploying costly, carrier-specific equipment to address poor cellular coverage. To ensure a seamless user experience, the RoamAnywhere Mobility Router provides the industry’s fastest, sub-second, automatic handover between the enterprise WLAN networks and any carrier cellular network.
“The VON Magazine Innovator Awards recognize the Internet Communications industry’s best and brightest companies, and we’re pleased to include Agito Networks as an inaugural winner,” said Bill Sell, Publisher, VON Media Group. “The selection committee unanimously felt that Agito Networks stood apart from the large field of companies that participated in the nomination process. We’ve been watching Agito Networks’ developments since it launched last year, and look forward to following its progress moving forward.”
“VON Magazine is a leading publication for the Internet Communications industry, and we were pleased to receive this honor from them,” said Rob Markovich, Agito Networks Chief Executive Officer. “The industry continues to recognize and validate Agito Networks’ location-aware approach to mobile convergence as a superior way to enable improved mobile worker productivity, while helping enterprises reduce cellular expenses. With Agito Networks, customers are assured to leverage their wireless and telecom investments, benefit from the visibility needed to control mobile usage, and have the scalability required by medium to large enterprises.”
The RoamAnywhere Mobility Router is unlike any enterprise mobility solution seen to date. The patent-pending, RF-based location aware technology ensures that in-building calls stay on the enterprise WLAN (using VoWLAN), to reduce cellular expenses and eliminate dropped or poor quality calls. Agito’s patent pending sub-second, automatic handover of calls between WiFi and cellular is transparent to users. Agito’s solution gives IT administrators the confidence to roll out VoWLAN across their enterprise, knowing the user experience will be as good as their wired phones, and that they can significantly reduce cellular expenses.
About the VON Magazine Innovation Awards
Building on the legacy of the Pulver 100, the VON Innovator Awards have evolved to recognize all companies – start-ups to publicly-traded companies – which represent the future of Internet Communications. Each participating company completed a lengthy and comprehensive nomination process, and the recipients have been selected from a committee made up of VON Magazine editors, columnists, and contributors, as well as the leading content producer for the VON.x conferences. The Inaugural VON Magazine Innovator Award winners will be honored at Spring VON.x at 6 pm. PDT on March 18 in the VON Theatre in San Jose.
About Agito Networks
Agito Networks (agitonetworks.com) is the technology leader in enterprise mobility. Its product, the RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, is an innovative enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) platform enabling enterprises to extend voice and Unified Communications to cell phones. RoamAnywhere is the first and only network appliance that fuses enterprise wireless LANs, carrier cellular networks, IP telephony and location technology to mobilize voice and data applications, while remaining agnostic to customers’ choices of carrier and equipment vendors. Agito enables low-cost in-building voice coverage, reduced cellular costs, improved enterprise visibility and control over cellular usage, and better accessibility and responsiveness for mobile workers. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., the company is venture backed, led by Battery Ventures.
Agito Networks and RoamAnywhere are trademarks of Agito Networks, Inc.