Agito Networks, Inc., the company pioneering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that its award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router was recognized as a 2008 Cool Product for Mobile Workers by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. CRN is the publication providing news analysis and perspective to the solution provider community.
Of the hundreds of products the CRN Test Center reviews each year, Agito’s RoamAnywhere was distinguished as a “cool product to keep mobile workers primed and productive.” According to CRN, RoamAnywhere was recognized for its unique ability to tie WiFi and cellular calling together and enable callers to switch seamlessly between the enterprise wireless network and public cellular networks. CRN also highlighted RoamAnywhere’s native integration with Cisco Systems Unified Wireless Network family, support for identity-based mobility with enhanced native integration with Microsoft Active Directory and LDAP, and scalability supporting up to 1,000 simultaneous users.
“CRN provides resellers with important information they need to help increase their sales,” said Jeff Dolce, Agito Networks vice president of sales. “It’s rewarding to be recognized again in the industry for the enhancements we’ve made to the product that make it the most enterprise-ready enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) product available. RoamAnywhere continues to gain traction with a wide range of customers, including in key vertical markets, and it offers channel partners a large untapped market to pursue.”
RoamAnywhere is the industry’s first complete eFMC solution, combining both the “Network Layer” and the “Application Layer” approaches to FMC to increase mobile worker productivity and reduce cellular expenses. By integrating into enterprises’ existing PBXes without tampering with the desk phone like other solutions require, Agito Networks provides Application-Layer FMC features such as a single enterprise phone number and voicemail for a user’s desk phone and mobile phone, and key enterprise desk phone features extended to users’ mobile phones.
At the Network Layer, RoamAnywhere delivers the industry’s fastest, sub-100ms automatic location-aware handover between WiFi and cellular networks. Fast, automatic handover enables enterprises to provide their mobile workers low-cost in-building coverage, with drastically reduced cellular expenses and no requirement for cellular data plans. Administrators have greater visibility and control into mobile usage with granular identity-based reporting and CDRs, and mobile policies that adapt to users’ locations, including Agito’s patent-pending battery savings policies. RoamAnywhere is an appliance built with a stateful high-availability eFMC architecture, and is enterprise-ready for deployments of all sizes, scaling from 10 to 1,000 simultaneous users. It also natively integrates with Cisco’s Unified Wireless Network family, as well as with Microsoft Active Directory and LDAP to support identity-based mobility.
About Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router
The award-winning RoamAnywhere is the industry’s first and only business mobile convergence platform that uses RF-based, location-aware technologies to reliably mobilize voice over 802.11 wireless LANs (VoWLAN) and data applications, while remaining agnostic to enterprise customers’ choices of mobile carriers. It supports all leading IP-PBX and WLAN equipment vendors to uniquely fuse 802.11 wireless LANs, 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. Its patent-pending 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 Networks’ comprehensive set of routing metrics used to determine the time and place for WiFi/cellular network handover includes network cost, load, reliability, delay, location, packet loss, battery life, call or session quality, and signal strength to route mobile device voice calls, enabling fast, automatic call routing between WiFi networks and cellular networks in a more intelligent manner than any other eFMC solution. Agito’s patent pending sub-second, automatic handover of calls between WiFi and cellular is transparent to users.
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About Everything Channel
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About Agito Networks
Agito Networks (agitonetworks.com) is the award-winning 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 Networks 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. VON Magazine named Agito Networks a Top Innovator Award winner, while RoamAnywhere has received numerous industry awards, including earning a CTIA Emerging Technology Award and receiving Product of the Year honors from Unified Communications and Internet Telephony magazines. 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.