Damovo UK, the enterprise ICT solutions and service provider, and Agito Networks, Inc.™, the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced a partnership agreement to deliver the latest fixed mobile convergence (FMC) and mobile Unified Communications (UC) capabilities to enterprise customers.
With smartphones increasingly replacing the office desk phone as a primary business tool, many organisations are now faced with growing mobile costs. FMC combines fixed and mobile telephony, allowing users to access telephony features and other applications from a single device operating across the GSM and WiFi spectrum. This not only significantly reduces mobile call costs but also provides a wide range of other productivity and efficiency benefits too, as users are always reachable and content can be delivered to the most appropriate device, according to individual needs and enterprise policies.
Under the terms of the agreement, Damovo will integrate Agito Network’s award-winning RoamAnywhere™ Mobility Router™ product as part of its overall enterprise FMC solution offering. Damovo’s offering solves the key mobility challenges that today’s enterprises are facing, including: poor in-building mobile coverage, escalating mobile call costs, lack of IT control and visibility over mobile usage and lack of integration between the enterprise PBX and mobile devices. By utilising existing WLAN networks and extending enterprise PBX and Unified Communications functionality onto dual-mode handsets (smartphones), productivity can improve and mobile costs can be significantly reduced by routing calls over the WLAN network and allowing calls to seamlessly transition between WLAN and mobile networks.
RoamAnywhere is the first and only network appliance that brings together enterprise WLAN, carrier mobile networks, IP telephony and location technology to mobilise voice and data applications, while remaining agnostic to customers’ choice of carrier and equipment vendors. This provides enterprise customers with low-cost in-building voice coverage, improved visibility and control over mobile usage and better accessibility and improved productivity for mobile workers. With RoamAnywhere, mobile workers can stay connected to enterprise voice and the applications they need wherever they are. It intelligently connects users to the best available network (enterprise WiFi, mobile, home wireless broadband, hotspot) with fast and automatic handover as users move between networks. RoamAnywhere also ensures that calls and data sessions are routed over the most cost-effective route.
A further expansion to RoamAnywhere’s current support of more than 40 Symbian and Windows Mobile smartphones is the integration with BlackBerry® smartphones currently being trialed with an availability date from July 09. BlackBerry users could previously access only UC and PBX functionality over the cellular network, which negated some features as well as the coverage and cost-saving benefits delivered by utilising WiFi. Paul Donovan, VP EMEA at Agito Networks stated: "We are pleased to meet these requirements after significant investment and effort over these past two years. We look forward to further penetrating this untapped market of BlackBerry users, and expanding our ability to meet the mobility needs of organisations worldwide."
Paul Butcher, Managing Director of Damovo UK, said: “The current economic climate is forcing a number of organisations to re-evaluate their mobile policies and costs, which is significantly strengthening the business case for FMC. By partnering with Agito Networks we are now providing enterprise customers with an outstanding leading-edge FMC solution which delivers excellent returns in both in terms of pure mobile call cost savings and business efficiency improvements.”
Paul Donovan, added: “We are very pleased to be partnering with Damovo, as it has a long heritage in the PBX market and great capabilities in delivering mobile solutions to enterprise clients. This partnership continues our ongoing strategy of working with a number of key partners in different territories to distribute and implement the next generation of FMC using our RoamAnywhere solution.”
About Damovo UK
From consultancy through to design, implementation, and lifecycle management, Damovo (damovo.co.uk) delivers the latest Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions to meet the needs of today's enterprise. The company is at the forefront of delivering IP-based local and wide area networks, fixed and mobile unified communications and advanced multimedia applications, to improve the way organisations work by connecting them with their people, information and customers.
Damovo has more than 30 years experience delivering ICT solutions and services to customers in both the public and private sector. It has long-standing relationships and the highest levels of accreditation with the leading vendors in the market, including Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Aastra and Mitel. Damovo also is an approved supplier under the Buying Solutions National Procurement framework and an accredited PASA supplier for NHS procurement. This heritage enables Damovo to provide its clients with the best communications consultancy, technology and services to meet their individual requirements.
As part of the Damovo Group Limited, which has operations in ten countries, Damovo UK has more than 600 clients spanning 5,000 sites. Clients include Mersey Care NHS Trust, Bournemouth University, Manchester United, London Borough of Hackney, Transport for London, Nutricia, Bank of England and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, North Ayrshire Council and University of St Andrews.
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. 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.