Agito Networks, Inc., the award-winning company delivering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that IDG’s InfoWorld has named Agito Networks’ Chief Technology Officer Timothy Olson as one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs for 2008 due to his technology and management innovation.
IDG’s InfoWorld is the leading integrated media brand for IT decision makers. InfoWorld’s CTO 25 Awards of 2008 highlight 25 senior IT executives who have demonstrated leadership within their companies and in the IT community. More than 100 candidates were considered for this honor this year.
“This year’s honorees showed how a savvy CTO can make a huge difference in leading their business to success, whether in creating a world-class product or making a critical business priority happen the right way,” said Galen Gruman, executive editor of InfoWorld. “We were struck by how the best CTOs combined solid, strategic technology thinking with management prowess to make their successes happen.In Mr. Olson’s case, he saw an opportunity for a new product offering and used his creativity, tech savvy, and management skills to pull it off in just 20 months.”
“For eight years running InfoWorld has honored senior IT executives for their contributions within their companies and in the IT community, and I’m proud to be included in this year’s list,” said Mr. Olson. “Really, it’s a tribute to the contributions of the team we’ve assembled, who have clearly built the best enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) product available, as demonstrated by Agito’s continued achievements and recognition in the industry. It’s been a lot of work, but the decisions we’ve made and the innovations we’ve created are really paying off for our customers.”
Mr. Olson’s company’s product, the Agito Networks RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, uniquely fuses 802.11 wireless LANs (WLANs), enterprise IP telephony, the carrier cellular network and location technology, improving mobile worker accessibility and responsiveness to increase mobile worker productivity.
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. It supports all leading IP-PBX and WLAN equipment vendors to uniquely fuse 802.11 wireless LANs, 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. Its patent-pending, RF-based location aware technology ensures that in-building calls stay on the enterprise WLAN (using VoWLAN), to reduce cellular expenses and eliminate dropped or poor quality calls. Agito’s patent pending sub-second, automatic handover of calls between WiFi and cellular is transparent to users.
About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products.
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 Product of the Year honors from Unified Communications and Internet Telephony magazines. 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.