Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that it has been included in the list of “Cool Vendors” in the “Cool Vendors in Unified Communications, 2009” report (Bern Elliot, et al., March 12, 2009) by Gartner, Inc.
According to the Gartner, Inc., report, “Unified communications (UC) technology is evolving rapidly, and many new and innovative solutions are appearing. Enterprises struggle to bring new, useful UC solutions to their diverse user bases, while containing costs and leveraging existing infrastructure and application investments. Enterprises are finally taking cell phones seriously and want to incorporate them into their telephony systems.” 1
“We are excited to have been named to Gartner’s ‘Cool Vendor’ listing,” said Pejman Roshan, Agito Networks vice president of marketing and product management. “We believe this is confirmation of our differentiated approach to enterprise mobile convergence, which integrates location and other innovations in effectively mobilizing UC applications, while supporting the broadest set enterprise infrastructure and mobile devices. We believe that the enterprises we sell into greatly value Gartner’s opinion of vendors, so this listing is significant to us as we rapidly expand in 2009.”
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.
About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
About Agito Networks
Agito Networks (agitonetworks.com) 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 included in the list of “Cool Vendors” in Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Unified Communications, 2009” report, and was named a Coolest Emerging Technology Vendor by CRN. RoamAnywhere has also received numerous industry awards, including being named one of the Top 10 Products of the Year by eWEEK, and earning Product of the Year honors from Unified Communications and Internet Telephony magazines. Agito’s CTO 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.
Note 1: Gartner, Inc., “Cool Vendors in Unified Communications, 2009,” Bern Elliot, et al., March 12, 2009.
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