Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that Geos Communications, Inc., a leading developer and distributor of mobile applications and services, has deployed its award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router in its data center, and as a result has begun offering new mobile unified communications (UC) services to its growing customer base.
Geos Communications, Inc. is creating solutions for the rapidly growing global, mobile community. Geos provides products and applications that support the mobility of enterprises, small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) and consumers. Now with Agito Networks, Geos Communications has rolled out a new product offering called MyGlobalTalkÔ ROVE (Roam Often…Virtually Everywhere), which is integrating its MyGlobalTalk VoIP service with mobile UC functionality on its customers’ array of smartphones, primarily the Research In Motion (RIM®) BlackBerry® but also the Apple® iPhone®.
“Our growing customer base told us they needed to reduce international roaming charges, while extending mobile UC capabilities across their BlackBerry and other smartphone platforms,” said Andy Berman, CEO at Geos Communications. “With Agito, we are offering a mobile UC solution that delivers UC capabilities and PBX features for customers in one client, while saving them money domestically and internationally by handing off calls between WiFi, cellular and 3G networks. Today we are including the Agito-based solution with new proposals, and its functionality will allow us to enter into new markets down the road.”
According to Berman, Geos Communications had on its future roadmap a plan to develop the mobile UC functionality Agito Networks delivers today, but the team realized it would take up to two years to deliver a competitive solution. Approximately six months ago, Geos Communications set out to partner to offer the functionality it was looking for, including voice over WiFi and 3G networks, automatic network handover, and delivery of mobile UC capabilities and PBX functionalities to customers’ smartphones of choice.
“We had done research on the advances in the enterprise FMC/mobile UC industry, and selected three of the leading solutions to test,” said Berman. “After completing our evaluation, we saw that Agito has a significant lead over the competition. Agito was an easy choice because it is the best solution, its VC backers are solid, and it has a good growing customer base.”
“Integrating Geos’ MyGlobalTalk VoIP application with the Agito platform is an exciting application of RoamAnywhere’s industry leading mobile UC functionalities,” said Amit Chawla, Agito Networks’ CEO. “With proven and deployed WiFi/cellular/3G handover and VoIP over BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad, and the industry’s broadest range of smartphones, Agito Networks is the only option for mobilizing voice and UC functionalities for service providers and enterprises alike.”
Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhere Mobility Router extends Unified Communications, PBX and deskphone features to mobile phones, while providing industry-leading handover between WiFi, 3G and cellular networks. By extending the Agito RoamAnywhere architecture built for network abstraction 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.
As the only provider to deliver mobile UC capabilities and enterprise VoIP across diverse networks, including WiFi, 3G and cellular for the most 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 moves 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.
About Geos Communications
Geos Communications, Inc. (geoscommunications.com) is creating solutions for the rapidly growing global, mobile community. Leveraging a unique combination of transformational technology, intellectual property as well as strategic and pervasive distribution channels, Geos provides products and applications that support the mobility of enterprises, small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) and consumers.
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.
Agito Networks and RoamAnywhere are trademarks of Agito Networks, Inc.