Agito Networks, Inc., the award-winning company delivering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced its collaboration with Cisco and support for the new Cisco Motion vision that Cisco announced today to move enterprises into the next generation of enterprise mobility.
As a result of this integration, Agito Networks’ award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router will integrate with the new Cisco 3300 Series Mobility Services Engine, announced by Cisco today.
The Agito RoamAnywhere Mobility Router uses the industry’s most robust set of metrics for wireless network selection, and for WiFi/cellular handover. These metrics include user location, call cost, battery life, call quality, network reliability, user load and signal strength. The Cisco Mobility Services Engine adds network intelligence, a hybrid of user location, as well as information from Cisco’s Unified Wireless Network, as an additional metric to Agito’s RoamAnywhere Client for dual mode phones. This union of extremely accurate network and client information brings further reliability to Agito’s industry-leading sub-100ms, automatic handover between WiFi and cellular networks.
“We are collaborating with Agito Networks for seamless handoff using our Mobile Intelligent Roaming solution,” said Ben Gibson, Cisco’s senior director of mobility solutions. “With this functionality, Cisco’s Mobility Services Engine can help enterprise IT managers securely integrate their Cisco Unified Wireless Networks with the cellular, home and public WiFi networks, and deliver the mobility services required by enterprises today.”
Cisco Motion is an innovative new approach that provides enterprise IT managers with practical tools to integrate mobile devices, applications and disparate networks into a unified business mobility system. The Cisco Mobility Services Engine is an appliance-based, open API platform that centralizes and scales a broad set of mobility services. One of these services is Cisco’s Mobile Intelligent Roaming Software, the service with Agito Networks’ integration.
“Agito Networks pioneered the use of RF and location for context awareness as a key metric for WiFi and cellular handover, which provides a much more intelligent routing experience than simplistic solutions based on only signal strength can offer,” said Pejman Roshan, Agito Networks vice president of marketing and a company founder. “The integration with Cisco validates what Agito’s customers have already learned; that user location and integration with the wireless networks – whether it is the home, public, or enterprise network – are key to providing the best possible mobile voice user experience.”
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 1000 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.
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 and enable 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, 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.
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.