Agito Networks Announces European Availability of its Enterprise-Grade Mobile Convergence Products for Enhanced Mobile UC
European Presence Headed by Former Juniper Networks EMEA VP to Provide Customers with Improved Mobile Voice and Unified Communications, Expanded Wireless Coverage and Reduced Mobile Costs
READING, UK – March 9, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced the availability of its award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router in Europe. The RoamAnywhere Mobility Router is the industry’s most powerful enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) product, purpose built for enterprises to help them increase mobile worker productivity while reducing mobile costs.
Agito Networks has also announced the appointment of Paul Donovan, former VP, EMEA – Global, Strategic and Verticals for Juniper Networks, as its Vice President of European Business and Market Development.
Agito Networks’ award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router enables enterprises of all sizes to drastically reduce their mobile expenses with dynamic least cost routing and use of VoIP over WLAN. The Agito solution extends IP Telephony and Unified Communications capabilities to mobile phones, providing mobile workers with their deskphone and desktop UC capabilities anywhere, ensuring greater productivity and enabling collaboration inside and outside the office. The Agito solution accomplishes this by uniquely fusing WiFi, mobile carrier networks, IP telephony, and location information, operating on any and all mobile carrier networks, and natively integrating with enterprises’ existing equipment, including WLAN infrastructure and directory stores (http://www.agitonetworks.com/products). In addition, RoamAnywhere provides industry-leading <100 ms, automatic handover between WiFi and the mobile network to reduce mobile 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.
Agito offers the broadest handset and PBX support of any solution in the space, including European support for Alcatel and Shortel PBXs in addition to existing support for Cisco, Avaya, Microsoft, Nortel and Asterisk IP-PBXs. It has qualified support for more than 35 different types of handsets from Nokia and those running Windows Mobile 6 Standard and Professional operating systems. Unlike other eFMC solutions that require enterprises to tamper with their enterprise route plans and desk phones during deployment, Agito, with its line-side capabilities, integrates seamlessly into existing customer networks, requiring no changes to the ecosystem.
“In a lot of enterprises, people are using their mobile phone as their primary phone, instead of their deskphone,” said Gaetan Claeys, Business Development Manager Mobility at Dimension Data. “Many companies today are thinking of using dual mode phones and are looking for a solution such as Agito to reduce and better control cellular charges and roaming charges, save money by not having to buy deskphones for some users, and improve reachability of users. Agito’s solution will help our customers better control and reduce their cellular charges while offering to end users enterprise-class features on their mobile device. As a network integrator with strong expertise in both wireless technology and unified communications, we are now uniquely positioned in the market to provide our customers with complete enterprise mobile telephony solutions.”
RoamAnywhere offers European customers Dynamic Least Cost Routing, which uses patent-pending algorithms to determine how best to route mobile calls, enterprise calls and country-to-country calls, resulting in significant savings. For global workforces, RoamAnywhere intelligently re-directs international calls through the enterprise PBX with no user involvement, reducing international charges by a factor of 10 or more in most cases. For in-building “corridor warriors” and telecommuters, the Mobility Router intelligently routes business calls through high-quality home, hotspot or enterprise Wi-Fi networks, off-loading mobile minutes from cellular to the WLAN.
Among other features, Agito’s RoamAnywhere introduces into Europe Secure Remote Voice, a first-of-its-kind capability that addresses the challenges of poor in-building mobile coverage outside the enterprise by delivering a secure voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) connection from Wi-Fi networks in homes, hotels and public hotspots. While other solutions send VoIP traffic unencrypted over the Internet, the RoamAnywhere client uses an application-layer SSL connection to secure VoWLAN from non-enterprise networks. Users can now realize the cost savings for international roaming as well as enhanced voice quality that VoWLAN provides, in addition to the increased responsiveness of having enterprise PBX connectivity, in a simple-to-use, secure solution. Secure Remote Voice supports all of Agito’s industry-leading capabilities remotely, including sub-100ms secure handover between Wi-Fi and mobile carrier networks, and access to corporate directories – all without a mobile data plan, which other solutions require.
“Agito is the most scalable and redundant solution that I’ve seen on the market,” said Mr. Claeys. “It uses proactive handover techniques while most other solutions are only reactive, and the local routing capabilities are very important for companies looking to reduce cellular charges. It has a very beautiful product interface which is easy to configure, easy to use, and provides a lot of monitoring capabilities. In addition to the unique Secure Remote Voice functionality, what impresses me the most about Agito is that the system was easy to setup and all IP-PBX features were working in a minute.”
“Agito Networks has garnered its share of industry accolades and customer traction in the U.S., and I’m seeing significant interest from European end users and channel partners alike,” said Mr. Donovan. “Mobile operators have yet to solve their issues with FMC or deliver enterprise mobility to their customers, paving the way for Agito. I’m excited to join the company and benefit from the clear greenfield opportunities here in Europe to deliver robust enterprise convergence mobilizing enterprises’ unified communications and voice applications.”
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the RoamAnywhere solution starts at approximately £ 6,960 for the 2000 Series and £ 19,150 for the 4000 Series. It is available today directly and through leading UK-based channel partners. Contact Agito Networks at http://www.agitonetworks.com for more information.
About Paul Donovan
Paul Donovan joins Agito with more than 20 years of successful sales and management experience in the European IT industry. Previously, Mr. Donovan was the VP, EMEA – Global, Strategic and Verticals for Juniper Networks, where he was responsible for leading key Global, Strategic accounts and Vertical business development across the EMEA theater. Prior to that, he led Juniper’s UK/I/ZA (United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa) enterprise business, showing double-digit quarterly growth while in the role for two years, and building a world-class team. He joined Juniper through the acquisition of Neoteris, where he was the VP of EMEA Sales, growing the category-leading business at almost 100% quarterly, for six quarters.
Previously, Mr. Donovan worked at Hewlett Packard, where he ran the Performance Management business for EMEA and Asia Pacific. He joined HP through its acquisition of Trinagy, where as VP of International Sales he grew the business from zero to more than 30 percent of worldwide revenues. During this time, the International team was the fastest growing sales region in the company and achieved in excess of 100 percent growth annually. Mr. Donovan was also a key member of the integration team following the merger. Prior to Trinagy, Mr. Donovan worked at 3Com where he led major accounts sales.
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 mobile costs, improved enterprise visibility and control over mobile 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. 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. Go to http://www.agitonetworks.com for more information.
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