Agito Networks, Inc., the company pioneering new technology in enterprise mobility, today from Interop Las Vegas 2008 announced new, innovative business-class enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) functionality in the latest version of its award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router.
RoamAnywhere will be demonstrated in Agito Networks’ booth No. 2266 this week at Interop Las Vegas 2008, and in the Agito Networks suite in the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
With Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, for the first time enterprises have a stateful high-availability eFMC architecture available to them, which ensures high-performance, business-class resiliency and availability for mobile voice. Continuing to enhance users’ voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) experience, RoamAnywhere natively integrates with Cisco Systems’ Unified Wireless Network family. Another industry first, RoamAnywhere supports identity-based mobility with enhanced native integration with Microsoft Active Directory and LDAP.
Voice is a mission critical enterprise service, and Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router delivers the richest enterprise-class mobile voice features found in an eFMC product today.
“Here at Anthony Marano, we need in-building wireless coverage, seamless handover to cellular, and some specific PBX functions delivered to the multiple types of handsets we use, all due to our large facility which has very poor cellular coverage,” said Christopher Nowak, CTO of the Anthony Marano Company. “Agito has native integration into our PBX and a very elegant technique to ensure perfect hand over, by providing the handset with enterprise site knowledge of where handoffs need to occur. We see a solution like this giving us the improved voice mobility we need to enhance the responsiveness and productivity of our key sales, purchasing and management staff who are dependent on synchronous communications.”
RoamAnywhere is the industry’s first complete eFMC solution, combining both the “Network Layer” and the “Application Layer” approaches to FMC to increase mobile worker productivity and reduce cellular expenses. By integrating into enterprises’ existing PBXes without tampering with the desk phone like other solutions require, Agito Networks provides Application-Layer FMC features such as a single enterprise phone number and voicemail for a user’s desk phone and mobile phone, and key enterprise desk phone features extended to users’ mobile phones.
At the Network Layer, RoamAnywhere delivers the industry’s fastest, sub-100ms automatic location-aware handover between WiFi and cellular networks. Fast, automatic handover enables enterprises to provide their mobile workers low-cost in-building coverage, with drastically reduced cellular expenses and no requirement for cellular data plans. Administrators have greater visibility and control into mobile usage with granular identity-based reporting and CDRs, and mobile policies that adapt to users’ locations, including Agito’s patent-pending battery savings policies. Unlike other eFMC solutions, RoamAnywhere is an enterprise-ready appliance built for deployments of all sizes, scaling from 10 to 1000 simultaneous users.
“Customers have validated that Agito Network’s location-aware technology has finally delivered on the promise of eFMC,” said Pejman Roshan, Agito Networks vice president of marketing and a company founder. “Quickly responding to customer demand, the addition of these new enterprise-class features gives enterprises the confidence to fully mobilize their workforce.”
RoamAnywhere’s new High Availability functionality is delivered in a two-unit redundancy configuration. With other eFMC solutions, an outage will drop all mobile calls. Agito already uniquely protects enterprises’ critical business voice applications with its hybrid, non-blocking architecture that follows the industry best-practice of separating control traffic from data/voice traffic. Now, multiple RoamAnywhere appliances in High Availability mode provide non-stop voice availability, with stateful failover across the RoamAnywhere Mobility Routers. Agito’s High Availability does not require intervention from users or administrators and is transparent to mobile users in calls.
Agito’s location-aware technology seamlessly integrates with Cisco’s Radio Resource Management functionality available in Cisco’s Unified Wireless Network family. Cisco’s Radio Resource Management dynamically optimizes Wi-Fi RF settings to provide the best possible WiFi coverage and capacity. Legacy, static, signal-strength-based eFMC solutions are vulnerable to these dynamic WiFi channel and power changes, significantly degrading voice quality. The RoamAnywhere Mobility Router works hand-in-hand with the Cisco WiFi infrastructure, ensuring a business-class voice experience for mobile users.
Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router also supports native integration into Microsoft Active Directory and LDAP. Native integration enables enterprises to leverage centralized user and group management. RoamAnywhere takes advantage of centralized user/group management for zero-touch client provisioning, deployment, and administration, as well as for mobile access to corporate directories. RoamAnywhere’s suite of integrated identity features benefits enterprise users with a standard identity profile for mobile voice and data access, and benefits enterprise IT staff by easily extending their centralized identity system to their mobility infrastructure for access management and monitoring.
The award-winning RoamAnywhere is the industry’s first and only business mobile convergence platform that uses RF-based, location-aware technologies to reliably mobilize and enable voice over 802.11 wireless LANs (VoWLAN) and data applications, while remaining agnostic to enterprise customers’ choices of mobile carriers and equipment vendors. It 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.
Pricing and Availability
North American pricing for the RoamAnywhere Mobility Router starts at approximately $10,000 for the 2000 Series, which scales to support 100 simultaneous users. Pricing starts at $28,000 for the 4000 Series, which scales to support 1,000 simultaneous users. Functionality announced today will be available in Agito Networks’ new release later this quarter.
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 Networks 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. VON Magazine named Agito Networks a Top Innovator Award winner, while RoamAnywhere has received numerous industry awards, including earning a CTIA Emerging Technology Award and receiving Product of the Year honors from Unified Communications magazine and Internet Telephony magazine. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., the company is venture backed, led by Battery Ventures.
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