Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that it has been recognized as a Coolest Emerging Technology Vendor for 2008 by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. CRN is the publication providing news analysis and perspective to the solution provider community.
Agito was listed as the No. 2 Coolest Emerging Technology Vendor for 2008, chosen from the select list of 178 companies in the CRN 2008 Emerging Technology Vendors report. CRN’s Emerging Tech list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology.
“New and innovative vendor partners can help spur profitable new ideas that solution providers can use to build revenue and customer loyalty, and the CRN Emerging Tech list is where solution providers go to find these vendors,” said Robert C. Demarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel editorial. “We congratulate Agito Networks for making our Coolest Emerging Technology Vendor list, distinguishing them among the most innovative and channel friendly companies recognized in our Emerging Technology Vendor report this year.”
Vendors who make the CRN Emerging Tech list must have an established solution provider program and formal guidelines for recruiting channel partners. They must demonstrate that their direct sales mix is trending down as evidenced by the company’s revenue history, show a channel positive or channel neutral strategy for internal sales compensation, and not be a dominant market share player. Final selections to the Emerging Technology list, and for the Coolest Vendors on the list, were made by the CRN editorial team after a review of submitted information and conversations with current or targeted partners.
“The CRN Emerging Tech report provides resellers with important information they need to help increase sales with the latest in innovative solutions,” said Jeff Dolce, Agito Networks vice president of sales. “We are proud to be called out as one of this year’s top emerging technology companies. Solution providers continue to partner with Agito due to our leading enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) product seeing growing demand in the industry, which provides partners with revenue opportunities early on in a market predicted to grow substantially over the next few years.”
According to the CRN Emerging Tech Survey, the top reasons solution providers add emerging technologies include: The technology is superior to other products in the market segment; the technology compliments their existing practice areas; emerging vendors provide better services opportunities; emerging vendors pay better attention to partners; emerging vendors offer higher margins; customers want alternative product choices; and emerging vendors have better joint marketing programs. In addition, 61 percent of solution providers surveyed plan to increase the number of emerging technology vendors they partner with in the next 12 months.
Agito’s award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router 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.
CRN (crn.com) provides solution providers and technology integrators with the crucial information and analysis they need to drive their company’s sales. As an advocate for and voice of the IT channel, solution providers turn to CRN first for immediate information. Celebrating its 25th year, CRN is the most trusted source for channel professionals.
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 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. A Red Herring 100 winner, Agito was named a Coolest Emerging Technology Vendor for 2008 by CRN. RoamAnywhere has received numerous industry awards, including earning CTIA Emerging Technology and eWEEK Excellence awards, and receiving Product of the Year honors from Unified Communications and Internet Telephony magazines. CTO Timothy Olson was also named one of the Best CTOs of 2008 by InfoWorld. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., the company is venture backed by Battery Ventures, Castile Ventures and ITX International.
Agito Networks and RoamAnywhere are trademarks of Agito Networks, Inc.