Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that it swept its two nominated awards categories in the 2008 MobileVillage® Mobile Star Awards program, earning top honors as a result of industry voting. MobileVillage is a 15-year leader in market development and news services about mobile technology.
The seventh annual Mobile Star Awards program honors and promotes the top companies, products, deployments, and leaders in mobile and wireless technology. Winners are chosen by subscribers of Go Mobile®, MobileVillage’s twice-monthly newsletter sent to technology executives, mobile professionals, IT managers, developers, and top technology journalists. This year, more than 2,300 votes were received as part of the program.
Earning a Gold Star Award, Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhere Mobility Router received top honors in the Enterprise Software: Fixed Mobile Convergence awards category. In addition, one of Agito’s enterprise FMC customers, Anthony Marano Company, also earned a Gold Star Award by receiving the most votes as the best wireless networks success story for 2008.
“We were pleased with the response to this year’s Mobile Star Awards program, especially the record number of industry votes we received weighing in on the best mobile products, success stories and visionaries in the industry,” said Gary Thayer, Content Editor, MobileVillage. “We congratulate Agito Networks and its customer Anthony Marano Company for winning Gold Star Awards and for being selected by the industry as the best FMC product and wireless success story of the year. It’s clear that the industry recognizes the enterprise FMC innovation brought to market by the RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, which is being leveraged by enterprises such as Anthony Marano Company to solve mobility challenges and improve the productivity of today’s growing mobile workforce.”
Anthony Marano Company serves the Midwest with fine fresh produce from its state-of-the-art distribution center, which deals in more than 1,400 types of fresh produce. However, the 400,000 square foot metal and concrete facility makes cellular communications impossible for the staff, which is constantly on the move between inside produce areas, shipping docks, receiving docks and internal offices. Now with Agito’s RoamAnywhere, Anthony Marano Company enables continuous high-quality voice coverage over its wireless LAN for its mobile staff, which needs to be accessible at all times to receive and fulfill a daily average of 3,000 orders, 90 percent of which are shipped the day they are received.
Agito Networks’ award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router uniquely fuses Wi-Fi, cellular, IP telephony, and location information, improving the accessibility and responsiveness of mobile workers, while drastically reducing mobile costs. RoamAnywhere uses the industry’s most complete set of proactive, location- and policy-based metrics, in addition to reactive metrics, to deliver fast and automatic, sub-100ms handover of mobile voice between WLAN and cellular networks. Purpose-built for the enterprise, RoamAnywhere uniquely offers high availability, redundancy, security, enterprise scalability, and the industry’s broadest mobile handset and IP-PBX support. It works with all cellular network technology, and natively integrates with enterprises’ existing equipment, including WLAN infrastructure and directory stores.
Founded in 1993, MobileVillage® (mobilevillage.com) is a market and solution development company dedicated to advancing mobile and wireless productivity in a wide range of industries. MobileVillage accomplishes this by fostering education and alliances through its Mobile “Best of Breed” solution identification, event partnerships, an online industry directory, industry job postings, daily online news, its widely respected Go Mobile® newsletter, a Mobile Mentors program, and the popular annual Mobile Star Awards program.
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 Santa Clara, Calif., the company is venture backed by Battery Ventures, Castile Ventures and ITX International.
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