Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that Agito for BlackBerry began shipping earlier this month, delivering VoIP over Wi-Fi® and Unified Communications to the BlackBerry® platform.
Now, BlackBerry smartphone users can realize the coverage and cost-savings benefits delivered by Agito Networks’ award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, which supports the broadest set of handsets, PBXs and WLANs, and delivers industry-leading Wi-Fi/cellular network handover. Prior to this month, BlackBerry smartphone users could typically only access UC and PBX functionality – such as one enterprise number and voicemail, extension dialing, conferencing, directory query and more – over the cellular network. Cellular-only UC and PBX integration is incomplete and proves problematic for BlackBerry smartphone users indoors, due to poor in-building cellular coverage and high cellular costs.
“At Vsys, we are on the go throughout our offices and client offices, and need to be reached conveniently by our customers and colleagues at the lowest cost possible,” said Santiago Chico, CEO of Vsys, a leading integrator of managed telecommunications solutions. “With Agito for BlackBerry I use only one phone number and one device to be reached regardless of where I am. On top of that, the fact that I don’t have to change my usage patterns to use the Agito system is very convenient. I call and use my contacts just like always, and the application finds the best and lowest-cost network to connect to my BlackBerry smartphone.”
Agito for BlackBerry is a complete enterprise mobility solution using standard BlackBerry APIs to deliver more capabilities for BlackBerry smartphone users than competing solutions, which require additional costly servers and expensive and time consuming PBX upgrades. Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhere solution combines mid-call features for BlackBerry smartphones – such as hold, conferencing, transfer; a single enterprise number and voicemail; directory query; and call retrieve – with automatic handover over both Wi-Fi and cellular networks. Agito Networks also delivers full-featured cost savings for BlackBerry users – such as international direct dialing and roaming, least-cost routing, and dynamic calling rules.
Continuing to extend its lead of the industry’s broadest range of supported handsets, Agito Networks supports more than three times as many devices as competitors support. Agito’s RoamAnywhere, which has supported Symbian OS devices since the company launched and added Windows Mobile OS device support the following year, has distinguished itself as a mobile UC product by extending VoIP, UC and PBX functionality to users of the popular BlackBerry smartphone over the WLAN, while also extending these capabilities across the cellular network. With this solution now shipping, Agito Networks’ addressable market is widened among global enterprises, and nearly all vertical markets worldwide, due to the growing popularity of the BlackBerry smartphones.
“Agito has distinguished itself by delivering Voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) and mobile UC support for BlackBerry smartphones, a known requirement in the industry for quite some time,” said Pejman Roshan, Agito Networks Chief Marketing Officer. “These initial shipments mark the culmination of our significant investment in this functionality as a BlackBerry ISV Alliance Member over the past two years. With our widely recognized differentiation, Agito is now expanding our ability to meet the mobility needs of enterprises worldwide.”
Agito’s award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router is the industry’s most powerful mobile UC product, purpose built for enterprises to help them mobilize enterprise voice and UC applications to increase mobile worker productivity while reducing costs. It uniquely fuses Wi-Fi, cellular and IP telephony with 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 Wi-Fi and cellular networks to reduce mobile 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 networks, and natively integrates with enterprises’ existing equipment, including WLAN infrastructure and directory stores.
Pricing and Availability
Shipping now, Agito for BlackBerry is available through leading channel partners worldwide. Pricing for the RoamAnywhere solution remains unchanged – starting at approximately $9,995 for the 2000 Series and $27,495 for the 4000 Series. Contact Agito Networks for more information.
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.
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