Agito Networks, Inc., a company pioneering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that its RoamAnywhere Mobility Router was selected as a finalist in the Third Annual CTIA Emerging Technologies (E-Tech) Awards program. The E-Tech Awards program gives industry recognition and acknowledges the best wireless products and services in the areas of Mobile CE (consumer electronics), Consumer Mobile Applications, Enterprise Solutions, Network Infrastructure, Mobile Widgets, and 4G.
A panel of industry analysts, media and technology experts reviewed nearly 300 products from established and emerging companies and judged product entries based on innovation, creativity and vision. Winning products will be on display this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CTIA WIRELESS 2008®.
The award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router uniquely fuses 802.11 wireless LANs (WLANs), enterprise IP telephony, and the carrier cellular network, improving mobile worker accessibility and responsiveness to increase mobile worker productivity. Agito’s innovative, patent-pending location-aware technology allows enterprises to mobilize voice by taking full advantage of their 802.11 WLAN deployments as a low-cost alternative to cellular networks for in-building enterprise mobility. Leveraging voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) enables enterprises to reduce cellular expenses by as much as 60 percent, and avoid deploying costly, carrier-specific equipment to address poor cellular coverage. To ensure a seamless user experience, the RoamAnywhere Mobility Router provides the industry’s fastest, sub-second, automatic handover between the enterprise WLAN networks and any carrier cellular network.
“Being recognized with another award for product innovation, this time at the world’s largest wireless show, is a significant honor for Agito Networks,” said Pejman Roshan, Agito Networks vice president of marketing and a company founder. “CTIA has traditionally been a carrier-focused event, and this award is further validation that the carriers see value in offering a WiFi-based solution to their customers. We’ve seen strong interest from carriers, and they understand Agito’s differentiation in our approach to mobile convergence, and the value we bring to our joint customers.”
Agito Networks will be honored at the E-Tech Awards Ceremony on the Fashion in Motion stage in the Mobile Entertainment eXpo pavilion of the Las Vegas Convention Center on April 2 at 3 pm. In addition, a demo of the RoamAnywhere Mobility Router will be included in the E-Tech Awards Showcase Display this week, located prominently in the Central Hall Lobby of the convention center. E-Tech Awards finalists will be voted by show attendees for the “Best in Show” honor for the 2008 Tech Awards.
The RoamAnywhere Mobility Router is unlike any enterprise mobility solution seen to date. The patent-pending, RF-based location aware technology ensures that in-building calls stay on the enterprise WLAN (using VoWLAN), to reduce cellular expenses and provide low-cost in-building coverage to eliminate dropped or poor quality calls. As part of an enterprise’s mobile Unified Communications strategy, RoamAnywhere increases accessibility and productivity of today’s workforce by delivering voice applications to mobile devices. Agito’s patent pending sub-second, automatic handover of calls between WiFi and cellular is transparent to users. Agito’s solution gives IT administrators the confidence to roll out VoWLAN across their enterprise, knowing the user experience will be as good as their wired phones, and that they can significantly reduce cellular expenses.
About CTIA WIRELESS 2008®
As the premier global event representing the $500 billion global wireless industry and the largest wireless show in the world, CTIA WIRELESS 2008 brings together all industries affected by wireless technology for three days of intense learning and networking.
CTIA-The Wireless Association is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and wireless Internet providers. CTIA is also recognized as the premiere producer of two annual technology events representing the complete wireless, mobile and Internet industries. CTIA WIRELESS 2008 takes place in Las Vegas April 1-3. CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008 takes place in San Francisco September 10-12.
About Agito Networks
Agito Networks is the 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. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., the company is venture backed, led by Battery Ventures.
Agito Networks and RoamAnywhere are trademarks of Agito Networks, Inc.