Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced the availability of Agito Global Enterprise. The Agito Global Enterprise solution includes Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router v4.0, the industry’s most powerful mobile Unified Communications (UC) product, purpose built for enterprises to help them mobilize enterprise voice and UC applications to increase mobile worker productivity while reducing costs.
Agito Global Enterprise continues on the company’s track record for innovation by uniquely enabling enterprise business calls and UC applications – such as IM and presence – to use a smartphone’s low-cost 3G Internet data connection and WiFi, in addition to the cellular network, to reduce international cellular charges by up to 80 percent. Highlights of Agito Networks’ new release include leading support for the Apple® iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad, as well as the BlackBerry Bold 9700, with Agito Networks’ innovation delivering superior voice services over previous solutions. The new release also includes new enterprise-class features, including a new platform able to meet enterprise scalability requirements of up to 10,000 users, which is the most in the industry.
Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhere Mobility Router extends UC, PBX and deskphone features to mobile phones, while providing industry-leading handover between WiFi, 3G and cellular networks. By leveraging the Agito RoamAnywhere architecture built for network abstraction to now extend to 3G, mobile costs are further reduced beyond leveraging just WiFi – which other solutions are limited to – while also improving in-building coverage. RoamAnywhere uniquely delivers a mobile UC product with high availability, redundancy, security, enterprise scalability, and the industry’s broadest IP-PBX and mobile handset support, including VoIP support for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Research In Motion (RIM®) BlackBerry® smartphones. RoamAnywhere works with all cellular networks, and natively integrates with enterprises’ existing equipment, including WLAN infrastructure and directory stores.
According to Gartner, Inc., “Through 2010, 10 percent of users that travel internationally will be 35 percent of the total service costs for companies that support travel. Through 2014, 80% of enterprises will overspend by an average of 15% on their wireless service costs. (Enterprises should) look to next-generation alternatives like mobile unified communications and voice over WLAN technologies to incorporate wireless, which adds value and synergy to enterprise communications.”1
As the only provider to deliver enterprise VoIP and mobile UC capabilities across diverse networks, including WiFi, 3G and cellular, for the most BlackBerry, iPhone and Nokia platforms, Agito Networks slashes international direct dialing, roaming and hidden overage charges, reducing international cellular expenses by up to 80 percent in most cases. RoamAnywhere v4.0 can now move mobile users’ calls when away from WiFi coverage to 3G cellular data networks which are paid as a flat rate, keeping callers away from costly cellular networks and rates.
“Here at ARINC, we have about 700 smart phone, iPhone and BlackBerry users, and many travel around globe and end up with significant monthly cellular bills – some are several $1,000s each month,” said Mike Martelli, senior manager of technology at ARINC Inc, a global provider of communications, engineering, and integration solutions for customers in the defense, commercial, and government industries. “We investigated many different options, but Agito’s focus on eliminating international roaming charges made it very attractive for us. Once we have this rolled out to the majority of our users, we believe that we will see significant annual cost savings, somewhere on the order of $50,000 to $100,000 per year.”
With the addition of iPhone platform support, Agito Networks is unique in the industry in securing all iPhone external communications with its automatic SSL-based Secure Remote Voice capability that requires no third-party VPN solution. Other solutions simply extend unsecured VoIP communication between the enterprise and public internet to hotel/home/hotspot WiFi locations. Agito Networks also enables best-in-class VoIP quality on the iPhone and iPod touch platforms with its mobile-optimized VoIP and WLAN architecture that is integrated into the RoamAnywhere Dialer. These algorithms provide acoustic echo suppression, a high pass filter, noise suppression and packet loss concealment to eliminate the delay, jitter, and echo experienced with other solutions.
Also, a new platform introduced in this release, the RoamAnywhere 6000 Series scales to support up to 10,000 concurrent users in a single appliance. The 6000 Series offers voice processing and encryption acceleration to handle enterprise loads, and delivers secure, always-on capability with its stateful high availability architecture that keeps calls up and all features running in the case of a failure.
“Enterprises and analysts agree that the main driver for mobile UC is cost savings. With Agito Global Enterprise, enterprises can seamlessly move calls off costly cellular networks and onto WiFi and carrier 3G data networks, making this the industry’s truly cost-effective phone system for the mobile enterprise ,” said Pejman Roshan, Agito Networks Chief Marketing Officer. “After pioneering seamless network handover and VoIP for the BlackBerry platform, the company is again breaking new ground with superior voice services for the rapidly growing enterprise iPhone user. Enterprises turn to Agito due to its breadth of industry-leading platform support, and its enterprise-class scalability and features that can’t be found elsewhere in the industry.”
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the new RoamAnywhere v4.0 solution starts at approximately $9,995 for the 2000 Series, $26,995 for the 4000 Series, and $34,995 for the 6000 Series. The new version, including the RoamAnywhere 6000 Series, will be available later this quarter. Subscription-based pricing is also available, starting $11/user/month to as low as $4/user/month. Contact Agito Networks for more information.
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 mobile Unified Communications (UC) product enabling enterprises to extend voice and UC 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. With Corporate Headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., and European presence in Reading, England, the company is venture backed by Battery Ventures, Castile Ventures and ITX International.
Note 1 – Gartner, Inc., “Best Practices for Managing Mobile Voice and Data Costs,” Phillip Redman, June 23, 2009.
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