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Agito Networks’ Latest RoamAnywhere Enterprise Mobility Solution Now Rated “Avaya Compliant”

RoamAnywhere Mobility Router v2.0 is tested compatible with key Avaya IP PBX solutions to assure enterprises can extend IP Telephony functionality to mobile workers



SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Nov. 12, 2008 - Agito Networks, Inc.™, a company delivering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that the latest release of its enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) solution is compliant with key IP PBX solutions from Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.


Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhere™ Mobility Router™ v2.0, which adds support for dual persona, secure remote voice, high availability, and other key enterprise-class functionalities, helps businesses increase the productivity of their mobile workers, while reducing costs. The application is now compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with Avaya’s lineup of Media Servers, including the S8300 Server with Avaya Communication Manager 5.1, SIP Enabled Services 5.1, IA770 Intuity (5.0), Modular Messaging Server (4.0), and lineup of desk phones, including the 9600 Series IP Telephones (H.323 1.5) (SIP 2.0.3), and 2400 Series Digital Phone (5.0).


As a Gold-level member of the Avaya DevConnect program, Agito has been working closely with Avaya since before the company launched to deliver compliance-tested Unified Communications solutions to joint customers, said Mark Cashman, Agito Networks vice president of business development. Similar to Agito’s initial RoamAnywhere release, this compliance announced today enables joint customers to benefit from Avaya’s market-leading mid-call control features delivered to users’ handsets via RoamAnywhere v2.0, enabling users to be more accessible and productive, while reducing enterprise telecommunications costs.


Agito Networks is a member of the Avaya DevConnect program an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company’s investment in its network.As a Gold member of the program, Agito Networks is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab in Lincroft, N.J. There a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya compliant. Doing so ensures businesses can confidently add best-in-class capabilities to their network without having to replace their existing infrastructurespeeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs.


By participating in Avaya’s compliance testing program and committing to open standards, development partners like Agito Networks are helping businesses get more out of their network investment, said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. Our customers are able to easily communications-enable critical business processes, change the way they work, and uncover new value that can help them build their bottom line.


About Avaya


Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500, use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com. For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit www.avaya.com/devconnect.


About Agito Networks


Agito Networks 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. Go to http://www.agitonetworks.com for more information.


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Tango Networks Abrazo VCC Solution Certified Avaya Compliant

Dual-mode fixed-mobile convergence features are compatible

with key Avaya IP telephony solutions


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

RICHARDSON, Texas Tango Networks™, the leading provider of seamless enterprise fixed-mobile convergence for unified communications solutions, today announced that the voice-call continuity (VCC) capability of its newest version of the Tango Networks Abrazo™ is compliant with key Internet protocol (IP) telephony solutions from Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services. more

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InnoPath Ranks 17th in Deloitte’s SV Fast 50 for Software & IT Companies

Happy Election Day everybody. This morning InnoPath Software issued a PR addressing its continued financial traction, even in an uncertain macro-economic environment. Amongst the MDM pure-play vendors, InnoPath is best positioned to ride out what the VCs are calling the perfect storm. In fact, one gentleman at the awards dinner joked that if you are on land, you wish you were in the water. We intend to use our strength to our advantage in the coming year. Here’s the scoop:


InnoPath SoftwareInnoPath has been named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Program for Silicon Valley Software and Information Technology companies. Rankings are based on the percentage revenue growth over five years, from fiscal year 20032007. This ranking reflects the company’s leadership in Mobile Device Management (MDM) as well as the company’s financial controls and its ability to convert customer engagements into actual revenue.


With a global customer base of Tier-1 wireless operators and device manufacturers, InnoPath has consistently demonstrated leadership in MDM, resulting in 2099% revenue growth over the past five years, said John Fazio, President and CEO of InnoPath. We have the right solution at the right time, offering operators in an uncertain economic environment the controls that will drive costs out of their customer care organizations while enabling superior customer service.


Read the full press release here.

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Proxim Wireless Selected as the WLAN of Choice for Microsoft’s TechEd Event for the Seventh Consecutive Year


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Proxim Wireless Selected as the WLAN of Choice for Microsoft’s TechEd Event for the Seventh Consecutive Year



Proxim’s WLAN to Provide VoIP and Data Connectivity to Over 5,000 Attendees



Silicon Valley, November 4, 2008 Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM),a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play, today announced that Microsoft Corporation has selected Proxim to provide the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) for both its TechEd Professional and TechEd Developer events, which are being held in Barcelona, Spain. This is the seventh consecutive year that Microsoft has selected Proxim to provide the high-performance WLAN capable of supporting data connectivity and wireless VoIP for the more than 5,000 expected attendees of each event.


 


Our TechEd events are the premier technology education conferences for both IT professionals and developers alike. The wireless network we select each year is crucial not only to keep the conference running smoothly, but to keep our attendees connected and productive throughout the event, said Luca Balbo, Group Manager, WW Event Marketing at Microsoft Corporation. The reason we have selected Proxim for our WLAN at these events for seven years in a row is clear Proxim’s WLANs simply work. They are easy to install, are very cost effective and provide the high-performance needed to handle the demanding network environment of these conferences.


 


For both events, Microsoft will be deploying Proxim’s ORiNOCO AP-4000 access points to provide the high-throughput, security and manageability needed for a network of this size. The entire Proxim WLAN can be installed and operational in a single day, which makes preparation much easier for onsite IT staff while saving time and money. Proxim’s network management solutions provide simple, centralized management of the entire network, as well as enhanced QoS.


 


For more information on Microsoft’s TechEd Professional, taking place from November 3-7, 2008, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/emea/teched2008/itpro/registration/. For more information on Microsoft’s TechEd Developer, taking place from November 10-14, 2008, visit http://www.microsoft.com/emea/teched2008/developer/default.aspx.


 


About Proxim Wireless


Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM) is a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play of voice, video, data and mobility to all organizations today. Our systems enable a variety of wireless applications including security and surveillance, VoIP, last mile access, enterprise LAN connectivity and Point-to-Point backhaul. We have shipped more than 1.8 million wireless devices to more than 235,000 customers in over 65 countries worldwide. Proxim is ISO-9001 certified. Information about Proxim can be found at www.proxim.com. For investor relations information, e-mail ir@proxim.com or call +1 413-584-1425.

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Boston.TV Taps Azuki Systems and thePlatform to Deliver Optimized Mobile Video Experience


Premier Online Video Network Leveraging Azuki’s MashMedia Platform and thePlatform’s Media Publishing System to Extend Desktop Content to Mobile Devices


ACTON, Mass. November 4, 2008 Azuki Systems, Inc., an innovator in the interactive mobile media technology market, today announced it is working with thePlatform, the leading white-labeled video management and publishing company, to extend Boston.TV’s desktop content to mobile devices, and enable the rapid and seamless socialization of rich mobile media. Boston.TV, Boston’s premier online video entertainment network, is leveraging Azuki’s MashMedia Platform and thePlatform’s Media Publishing System (mps) to build and sustain mobile community around Boston events, entertainment, sports, music, restaurants, arts, parties and more.


Through its relationship with Azuki and thePlatform, Boston.TV can automate the process of optimizing its already-popular desktop videos and other rich media content for mobile devices. In turn, mobile users can easily view and interact with content on any of Boston.TV’s ‘channels’ Food, Sports, A&E, Lifestyle and Business and engage in mobile social networking by commenting on and rating relevant videos and sharing annotated media via BuddyBlast functionality with contacts across SMS, Facebook, and other social networks.


We wanted to make our unique, short-form, Web video content easily accessible to mobile users, as well as entice our PC community to follow us to the ‘third screen,’ said Eran Lobel, founder of Boston.TV. Through our work with Azuki and thePlatform, mobile users can have a personalized, interactive experience and can help shape and define the best elements of Boston.


The relationship between Azuki Systems and thePlatform offers content publishers a hassle-free mechanism for automating the process of extending content from the desktop to mobile devices. With thePlatform’s mps, content publishers have a central hub for managing, monetizing and syndicating video content. Azuki’s MashMedia Platform brings this content to a mobile audience, enabling companies like Boston.TV to easily build, deploy and monetize interactive mobile media services, as well as serve content and advertisements that are highly relevant to individual users.


Boston.TV offers a compelling catalogue of content that is well-tailored to a localized and mobile audience, said Jordan Friedman, senior business development manager, thePlatform. By pairing our content management capabilities with Azuki’s suite of personalization and socialization services, Boston.TV will be able to quickly publish its content to a host of mobile devices and audiences.


In addition, Azuki’s joint marketing relationship with thePlatform enables content publishers like Boston.TV to easily deliver personalized and interactive video streams to mobile devices. The solution eases the roll-out of interactive mobile media services and establishes a stronger link between Web and mobile content offerings, with automated extraction of newly uploaded content from thePlatform’s mps.


Our relationship with thePlatform will enable Boston.TV and other content publishers to easily move their rich media content and, consequently, their PC audience to the third screen, fostering community around compelling and easily socialized services, said Azuki CEO Jim Ricotta. As companies seek fresh ways to engage and make lasting connections with their viewers, they’ll follow the example of pacesetters like Boston.TV and harness the attention-grabbing powers of personalized, interactive mobile video.


About Boston.TV


Boston.TV is Boston’s premier online video entertainment network seeking to both inform and entertain through unique and compelling video content. Boston.TV has a finger on the pulse of the city; it is your eyes and ears into the city’s hottest parties, newest restaurants, and most exciting sporting, theatre and art events. If something is happening in the city, our cameras will be there. Boston.TV also brings you original programming for each of our channelsFood, Sports, A&E, Lifestyle and Businesswatch when you want, where you want, send your favorites to your friends, please visit http://www.boston.tv


Boston.TV is supported by the production and post production services of Element Productions, http://www.elementproductions.com.


About thePlatform


thePlatform™ is the leading white-label video management and publishing company for broadband, mobile and TV. Media companies use thePlatform’s media publishing system (mps) as the open, central hub for managing, monetizing, and syndicating billions of professionally produced video views annually. For additional information, please visit www.theplatform.com/.


About Azuki Systems


Azuki Systems provides the industry’s first comprehensive interactive mobile media services platform. Azuki enables content publishers and mobile operators to build, engage and monetize mobile audiences around rich media services. The Azuki platform provides everything needed to establish new revenue streams through the delivery of highly interactive and personalized mobile-content and social-networking services. Based in Acton, Mass., Azuki is led by an executive team that has built some of the communications industry’s most successful companies, including ArrowPoint, SightPath, Arris Networks, Acopia Networks and DataPower. For additional information, please visit www.azukisystems.com or call +1-978-844-5100.


For additional information, please contact azuki@daviesmurphy.com.

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