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InnoPath & Mentor Graphics Deliver MDM for Nucleus; Advanced Feature Phone Platform Gains OMA-DM, Firmware Update Capability

This morning, InnoPath and Mentor Graphics announced a partnership to make available the InnoPath DM engine and Device Update Agent as a pre-integrated solution for the Nucleus operating system. Nucleus is shipped on hundreds of millions of featurephones annually worldwide. Providing device manufacturers who use Nucleus with a solution that helps with both time-to-market and porting costs will accelerate the deployment of Mobile Device Management, and with it, InnoPath’s ActiveCare solution for MDM-delivered customer care.

Please visit us next week at the MWC! The full Press Release can be found here and below:

Sunnyvale, CA, February 10, 2009 - InnoPath Software, the leader in Mobile Device Management (MDM), today announced the availability of its OMA-DM client and Device Update Agent (DUA) as a pre-integrated and validated solution on the Mentor Graphics Nucleus® Real Time Operating System. The combined solution, available globally, allows device makers to meet increasing demands by operators for over-the-air manageability in new handsets. MDM will allow device makers to get handsets to market faster while operators will benefit from lower costs and enhanced subscriber satisfaction.

“Mentor Graphics selected InnoPath based on their demonstrated engineering track record, financial stability, in-region operational capabilities and intimate client experience involving some of the largest handset vendors in the world,” said Glenn Perry, general manager, Embedded Systems Division, Mentor Graphics. “Industry-leading device management on the Nucleus platform delivers significant value to mobile handset manufacturers, offering proven performance, scalability, flexibility, error recovery, and demonstrated interoperability.”

“Mentor’s Nucleus Real Time OS is the most widely deployed commercial embedded OS in the mobile handset market today due to its small footprint, power-efficiency, real time performance and flexibility, significantly streamlining handset development time and cost,” said David Ginsburg, Vice President of Marketing at InnoPath. “With the deployment of MDM on Nucleus, wireless operators get lower costs, more customer satisfaction and better brand loyalty.”

InnoPath will be demonstrating its complete MDM solution as well as its Nucleus port at stand 1F39 in Hall 1 at the Mobile World Congress, held next week in Barcelona.

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RAD Data Communications and Ipanema Technologies Join Forces to Bring High-Margin Application-Aware Services to Existing IP and Ethernet VPNs

Co-Developing Joint System to Provide a Larger Universe of Enterprise Users

with Integrated VPN Optimization Solution and Quality of Experience Guarantees

MAHWAH, New Jersey, and FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES, France, February 9, 2009 – RAD Data Communications, the leading international manufacturer of intelligent access devices, and Ipanema Technologies, the leader in application traffic management systems for wide-area networks (WANs), have announced plans to co-develop a joint system for enhancing added value services in Layer 3 and Layer 2 VPNs while laying the foundation for future business services. This cooperative solution will be based on RAD’s intelligent customer premises equipment and Ipanema’s Autonomic Networking System (incorporating advanced application-awareness capabilities).

The joint product offering will pave the way for service providers to extend existing WAN optimization services to more IP VPN enterprise sites, as well as assure end-to-end application performance guarantees over increasingly popular Ethernet VPNs. The integration of these two best-of-breed components into a unified platform is also expected to deliver significant OpEx reduction gains for service providers.

“Building on RAD and Ipanema’s respective market leadership, the R&D and commercial partnership will make end-to-end network control and optimization as well as Quality of Experience guarantees an affordable reality for deployment at all of the enterprise VPN’s customer sites,” explains Dr. Daniel Kofman, Chief Technology Officer at RAD Data Communications. “Service providers will not only be able to roll out higher-margin, added value services for both IP and Ethernet services, but will also benefit from better management of their network resources.

“Moreover, this unique solution will help usher in a new era of business process-centric (instead of network-centric) business-aware VPN services, which are ‘technology agnostic,’ sparing end users from the network complexity and technological diversity of L3 and L2 network connectivity.”

“This collaborative effort is of strategic importance for both Ipanema Technologies and RAD because it places our companies in the forefront of industry efforts to address the critical challenge of offering application-based managed service capabilities for end-to-end network optimization, applications performance control and application SLAs,” notes Thierry Grenot, CTO at Ipanema Technologies. “The partnership represents a natural evolution for our industry leading solutions for IP VPN, logically expanding their scope into a broader market and easily accelerating the deployment of highly affordable value-added services in the near-term.”

The RAD-Ipanema system concept has already been validated by several of the world’s leading Tier 1 carriers and trials are now being scheduled for 2009. In addition, the companies are working closely with telecom operators and the managed service provider community to define the business services of the future.

About RAD

Established in 1981, privately owned RAD Data Communications has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers, incumbent and new carriers, and enterprise networks, by reducing infrastructure investment costs while boosting competitiveness and profitability. The company’s installed base exceeds 10,000,000 units and includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world. These customers are supported by 21 RAD offices and more than 300 channel partners in 164 countries. RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions. RAD Data Communications site:

About Ipanema Technologies

Ipanema develops next-generation solutions for application traffic management and WAN optimization, which drastically improve the quality of user experience. Ipanema’s Autonomic Networking System brings intelligence to the network, enabling enterprises to align the network with their business objectives dynamically. The Ipanema Autonomic Networking System is designed to manage up to very large enterprise Wide Area Networks (WANs). It empowers enterprises, telecom operators and network service providers to go Beyond the Networkâ„¢. With Ipanema’s Autonomic Networking System, you can create repeatable and industrialized application-SLA based services that bring the best benefits with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): intelligent visibility, intelligent optimization and intelligent acceleration. Ipanema is used extensively by many large telecom operators as well as by large multinationals across all market segments, including banking and finance, public sector, energy, pharmaceuticals, automobile, IT and so on. For more information go to

Press Contacts

Bob Eliaz, Media Relations Manager, RAD Data Communications


Béatrice Durand, Marketing Director, Ipanema Technologies

+33 (0)1 55 52 15 37

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Volubill’s Charge IT manages mobile WiMAX services

WiMAX Telecom Launches Mobile WiMax Services Throughout Croatia Using Volubill’s Charge-ITâ„¢

VoluBill Enables European WiMax Operator to Deliver Added Value and Flexible Service Options to Meet Demands of Growing Subscriber Base

London, United Kingdom, 10 February 2009, - Volubill, a leading supplier of real-time charging, and control applications for mobile data and content services, today announced that their customer, WiMAX Telecom have launched their high-speed broadband Internet service using WiMax 802.16e technology in Croatia utilizing Volubill’s Charge-ITâ„¢ Dynamic Charging Platform.

Founded in 2004, WiMAX Telecom is a leading pan European Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) service provider with operations in Austria, Croatia, Germany, Slovakia and Switzerland. With about 14,000 subscribers to their fixed WiMax services in Austria and Slovakia, where Volubill’s solution is already in active use, the launch of the Croatian mobile Wimax service heralds the beginning of a new mobile WiMax operation.

The Charge-ITâ„¢ Dynamic Charging Platform (DCP) offers high performance, real-time, bi-directional management of service requests between the network, service and application layers. The pre and post-paid services being managed by the product are wireless broadband access and VoIP.

The cost-effective and comprehensive solution allows operators, like WiMAX Telecom, to prepare for the next wave of challenges:

- Sharply scaling up subscribers and traffic without losing control over QoS/QoE or over operating expenditure.

- Adapting the service offer to mobility and a new breed of handheld and pocket devices.

- Moving up the value chain by introducing rich multimedia services with high stickiness.

Peter Ziegelwanger, Chief Technology Officer, WiMAX Telecom said, “The choice of Volubill’s Charge ITâ„¢ product has been key to our strategy going forward, providing us with an ‘on the network’ charging and control solution which can be used to achieve our goals of bringing lower pricing to both home and business customers whilst bringing broadband access to places where, until now, it has been economically unavailable.”

John Aalbers, Chief Executive Officer, Volubill said, “WiMax is in area within which Volubill are experiencing increasing interest. This relatively new technology requires a charging solution that will enable operators to implement sophisticated value-based charging strategies allowing them to differentiate their services through innovative packages, bundles and promotions. We are very proud that WiMAX Telecom is using our technology to push the boundaries within telecommunications, particularly now their services span three countries.

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Volubill provides innovative “on the network” charging and control solutions to telecoms operators worldwide. Volubill’s solutions enable operators to manage bandwidth based on subscriber and service centric usage policies & quotas in order to maximize revenues & service experience and eliminate churn. Transcending the boundaries between the network and IT systems, Volubill provides flexibility and unlocks the potential of real time BSS integration.

Founded in 2001, Volubill is a global company with in excess of 70 customers world-wide.

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Agito Networks Customer Selected as a Finalist for Leading Analyst Firm’s Wireless & Mobile Excellence Award

CTO from Anthony Marano Company to Present a Case Study on Enterprise Mobile Convergence Using Agito’s RoamAnywhere at Leading Analyst Firm’s Wireless & Mobile Summit 2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Feb. 10, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that one of its enterprise mobile convergence customers has been named as a finalist for the Gartner Wireless & Mobile Excellence Award. 

Selection of the finalists for Gartner’s Wireless & Mobile Excellence Award was determined by Gartner analysts.  As a finalist, Chris Nowak, CTO of Agito Networks customer Anthony Marano Company, will present at the Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit 2009, to be held Feb. 23 – 25 in Chicago.

Located near downtown Chicago, Anthony Marano Company serves the Midwest with fine fresh produce from its state-of-the-art distribution center.  The 400,000 square foot facility contains 73 docks to receive and ship more than 1,400 types of fresh produce.  With Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, Anthony Marano Company enables continuous high-quality voice coverage for its mobile produce buyers and sellers, which need to be accessible at all times to receive and fulfill an average of 3,000 orders throughout the day.

According to Nowak, Anthony Marano Company’s large metal and concrete facility makes cellular communications impossible for the staff which is constantly on the move between produce areas, shipping docks, receiving docks, and internal and nearby offices.  Accessibility is critical because the staff deals with fresh produce, a perishable commodity.  A missed call could easily cost the company thousands of dollars, Nowak said.

 “We are more successful and make more money when our buyers and sales staff get calls the first time around, and calls don’t land in voice mail,” said Nowak.  “In addition to addressing our coverage issues, Agito delivers high-quality voice, which is critical for us because our handheld devices are the primary means of communication.  RoamAnywhere’s unique seamless handoff capability is a technological leap from previous solutions we have seen and tried.  Its high availability is also very important to us.”

Nowak noted that Anthony Marano Company’s previous mobile convergence solution was an Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) system, which did not integrate into the company’s Avaya Definity 8710 PBX or give mobile users the unified communications functionalities they required.  In addition to Agito’s RoamAnywhere and Avaya’s PBX, Anthony Marano Company’s enterprise mobile convergence ecosystem also includes T-Mobile and AT&T cellular service, Nokia E66 and E71 Series smart phones, and Meru Networks WLAN access points.

“Agito gives us a competitive advantage because we now have the ability to respond quickly,” said Nowak.  “RoamAnywhere offers us the whole package, and our users they are impressed with the voice quality, address look up synchronization, and speed of handover moving inside and out.  Agito lets us be productive and mobile with the fastest seamless handover we’ve seen, unlike previous solutions we’ve had, and it provides us with excellent voice quality over WiFi.  It gives us a big boost in productivity, and was easy to deploy on the administrative side.”

Agito Networks’ award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router uniquely fuses WiFi, cellular, IP telephony, and location information, improving the accessibility and responsiveness of mobile workers, while drastically reducing mobile costs (  RoamAnywhere mobilizes voice and unified communications for enterprises of all sizes, extending PBX and deskphone features to mobile phones.  In addition, RoamAnywhere provides industry-leading handover between WiFi and cellular networks to reduce cellular costs and improve in-building coverage.  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.

“This is a distinct honor for one of our valued customers, and we are pleased to see them recognized for their efforts,” said Pejman Roshan, Agito Networks vice president of marketing and the company’s co-founder.  “The industry is always interested in real-world benefits of enterprise mobile convergence solutions, and Anthony Marano Company is a good example of how organizations can improve voice coverage and increase productivity and revenue by leveraging a state-of-the-art enterprise mobile convergence solution such as RoamAnywhere.”

 About the Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit

Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit offers new concepts and best practices to increase ROI on wireless investment, insights on the future of wireless, and unbiased perspectives on devices, systems, integration and the latest trends.  The summit provides the critical information necessary to make the best choices to reduce costs, while maximizing current and new mobile initiatives.  Additional information is available at

 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 by CRN.  RoamAnywhere has received numerous industry awards, including earning Product of the Year honors from Unified Communications and Internet Telephony magazines, and being named one of the Top 10 Products of the Year by eWEEK.  CTO Timothy Olson was also named one of the year’s Best CTOs 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 for more information.


Note:  The identification of a Gartner Award winner is not an endorsement by Gartner of any vendor, product or service.  Agito Networks and RoamAnywhere are trademarks of Agito Networks, Inc.

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