Agito Networks, Inc., a company pioneering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that it has been selected by Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, for membership in the Avaya DevConnect program. Agito Networks uniquely fuses 802.11 wireless LANs (WLANs), enterprise (Internet Protocol) IP telephony networks and carrier cellular networks, improving mobile worker accessibility and responsiveness to increase mobile worker productivity.
Agito Networks’ award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router interoperates with Avaya Communication Manager, and is an application that 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 Avaya DevConnect program promotes the development, compliance-testing and co-marketing of innovative third-party products that are compatible with standards-based Avaya solutions. Member organizations have expertise in a broad range of technologies – including IP telephony, contact centers and mobility applications – helping companies extend the value of multivendor networks and transform voice into an intelligent business application that delivers true value to the bottom line.
“Membership in Avaya’s developer community will help us build our business by serving joint customers more efficiently and effectively,” said Mark Cashman, Agito Networks vice president of business development. “Building on Avaya resources and working more closely with the company to deliver compliance-tested Unified Communications solutions to the market, we are able to extend Avaya’s market-leading mid-call control features to various handsets and mobile phones, and provide seamless mobility between WiFi and cellular networks. This integration with Avaya enables customers to benefit from Avaya’s features on handsets, enabling them to be more accessible and productive, and do so while leveraging their enterprise WLAN for improved in-building wireless coverage, and reduced telecommunications costs.”
The Avaya DevConnect program currently includes thousands of software and hardware developer companies, integrators, service providers and customers. Members have created a broad array of innovative solutions tested for Avaya compliance, including natural language speech recognition applications, wireless services, specialized computer telephony integration and reporting capabilities, and applications tailored for specific vertical industries.
Through the DevConnect program, Avaya provides a number of tools and capabilities to member companies. One example is Application Enablement Services (AES) — a set of application programming interfaces, protocols and Web services that makes it easier for developers to create Avaya-compatible networks, devices and applications.
“With the involvement of companies like Agito Networks, our Avaya developer community has become a catalyst for rapid innovation — creating multivendor applications that help enterprises around the world unleash powerful new possibilities for operating more efficiently and effectively,” said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. “We help businesses embed secure, reliable Intelligent Communications into the very fabric of their organization so employees and customers have ready access to information regardless of where they are and how they prefer to communicate.”
As a member of the DevConnect program, companies have access to a wide range of support from Avaya, including technical resources and training. There are three levels of membership – Registered, Gold and Platinum – each entailing progressive levels of marketing and sales involvement. Free Registered membership is available to anyone interested in designing Avaya-compatible solutions. Gold-level members and Platinum members must meet rigorous Avaya criteria for customer satisfaction, product support, business operations, marketing and sales. Agito Networks is a Gold-level member of the Avaya DevConnect program.
Membership information and a listing of solutions developed and tested under the DevConnect program are available.
Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large.
About Agito Networks
Agito Networks 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.