READING, England, March 9 /PRNewswire/ --
- European Presence Headed by Former Juniper Networks EMEA VP to Provide
Customers with Improved Mobile Voice and Unified Communications, Expanded
Wireless Coverage and Reduced Mobile Costs
Agito Networks, Inc.(TM), the company delivering new technology in
enterprise mobility, today announced the availability of its award-winning
RoamAnywhere(TM) Mobility Router(TM) in Europe. The RoamAnywhere Mobility
Router is the industry's most powerful enterprise fixed mobile convergence
(eFMC) product, purpose built for enterprises to help them increase mobile
worker productivity while reducing mobile costs.
Agito Networks has also announced the appointment of Paul Donovan, former
VP, EMEA - Global, Strategic and Verticals for Juniper Networks, as its Vice
President of European Business and Market Development.
Agito Networks' award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router enables
enterprises of all sizes to drastically reduce their mobile expenses with
dynamic least cost routing and use of VoIP over WLAN. The Agito solution
extends IP Telephony and Unified Communications capabilities to mobile
phones, providing mobile workers with their deskphone and desktop UC
capabilities anywhere, ensuring greater productivity and enabling
collaboration inside and outside the office. The Agito solution accomplishes
this by uniquely fusing WiFi, mobile carrier networks, IP telephony, and
location information, operating on any and all mobile carrier networks, and
natively integrating with enterprises' existing equipment, including WLAN
infrastructure and directory stores (http://www.agitonetworks.com/products).
In addition, RoamAnywhere provides industry-leading <100 ms, automatic
handover between WiFi and the mobile network 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.
Agito offers the broadest handset and PBX support of any solution in the
space, including European support for Alcatel and Shortel PBXs in addition to
existing support for Cisco, Avaya, Microsoft, Nortel and Asterisk IP-PBXs. It
has qualified support for more than 35 different types of handsets from Nokia
and those running Windows Mobile 6 Standard and Professional operating
systems. Unlike other eFMC solutions that require enterprises to tamper with
their enterprise route plans and desk phones during deployment, Agito, with
its line-side capabilities, integrates seamlessly into existing customer
networks, requiring no changes to the ecosystem.
"In a lot of enterprises, people are using their mobile phone as their
primary phone, instead of their deskphone," said Gaetan Claeys, Business
Development Manager Mobility at Dimension Data. "Many companies today are
thinking of using dual mode phones and are looking for a solution such as
Agito to reduce and better control cellular charges and roaming charges, save
money by not having to buy deskphones for some users, and improve
reachability of users. Agito's solution will help our customers better
control and reduce their cellular charges while offering to end users
enterprise-class features on their mobile device. As a network integrator
with strong expertise in both wireless technology and unified communications,
we are now uniquely positioned in the market to provide our customers with
complete enterprise mobile telephony solutions."
RoamAnywhere offers European customers Dynamic Least Cost Routing, which
uses patent-pending algorithms to determine how best to route mobile calls,
enterprise calls and country-to-country calls, resulting in significant
savings. For global workforces, RoamAnywhere intelligently re-directs
international calls through the enterprise PBX with no user involvement,
reducing international charges by a factor of 10 or more in most cases. For
in-building "corridor warriors" and telecommuters, the Mobility Router
intelligently routes business calls through high-quality home, hotspot or
enterprise Wi-Fi networks, off-loading mobile minutes from cellular to the
Among other features, Agito's RoamAnywhere introduces into Europe Secure
Remote Voice, a first-of-its-kind capability that addresses the challenges of
poor in-building mobile coverage outside the enterprise by delivering a
secure voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) connection from Wi-Fi networks in homes,
hotels and public hotspots. While other solutions send VoIP traffic
unencrypted over the Internet, the RoamAnywhere client uses an
application-layer SSL connection to secure VoWLAN from non-enterprise
networks. Users can now realize the cost savings for international roaming as
well as enhanced voice quality that VoWLAN provides, in addition to the
increased responsiveness of having enterprise PBX connectivity, in a
simple-to-use, secure solution. Secure Remote Voice supports all of Agito's
industry-leading capabilities remotely, including sub-100ms secure handover
between Wi-Fi and mobile carrier networks, and access to corporate
directories - all without a mobile data plan, which other solutions require.
"Agito is the most scalable and redundant solution that I've seen on the
market," said Mr. Claeys. "It uses proactive handover techniques while most
other solutions are only reactive, and the local routing capabilities are
very important for companies looking to reduce cellular charges. It has a
very beautiful product interface which is easy to configure, easy to use, and
provides a lot of monitoring capabilities. In addition to the unique Secure
Remote Voice functionality, what impresses me the most about Agito is that
the system was easy to setup and all IP-PBX features were working in a
"Agito Networks has garnered its share of industry accolades and customer
traction in the U.S., and I'm seeing significant interest from European end
users and channel partners alike," said Mr. Donovan. "Mobile operators have
yet to solve their issues with FMC or deliver enterprise mobility to their
customers, paving the way for Agito. I'm excited to join the company and
benefit from the clear greenfield opportunities here in Europe to deliver
robust enterprise convergence mobilizing enterprises' unified communications
and voice applications."
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the RoamAnywhere solution starts at approximately 6,960
pounds Sterling for the 2000 Series and 19,150 pounds for the 4000 Series. It
is available today directly and through leading UK-based channel partners.
Contact Agito Networks at http://www.agitonetworks.com for more information.
About Paul Donovan
Paul Donovan joins Agito with more than 20 years of successful sales and
management experience in the European IT industry. Previously, Mr. Donovan
was the VP, EMEA - Global, Strategic and Verticals for Juniper Networks,
where he was responsible for leading key Global, Strategic accounts and
Vertical business development across the EMEA theater. Prior to that, he led
Juniper's UK/I/ZA (United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa) enterprise
business, showing double-digit quarterly growth while in the role for two
years, and building a world-class team. He joined Juniper through the
acquisition of Neoteris, where he was the VP of EMEA Sales, growing the
category-leading business at almost 100% quarterly, for six quarters.
Previously, Mr. Donovan worked at Hewlett Packard, where he ran the
Performance Management business for EMEA and Asia Pacific. He joined HP
through its acquisition of Trinagy, where as VP of International Sales he
grew the business from zero to more than 30 percent of worldwide revenues.
During this time, the International team was the fastest growing sales region
in the company and achieved in excess of 100 percent growth annually. Mr.
Donovan was also a key member of the integration team following the merger.
Prior to Trinagy, Mr. Donovan worked at 3Com where he led major accounts
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 enables low-cost in-building voice coverage,
reduced mobile costs, improved enterprise visibility and control over mobile
usage, and better accessibility and responsiveness for mobile workers. A Red
Herring 100 winner, Agito was named a Coolest Emerging Technology Vendor by
CRN. RoamAnywhere has received numerous industry awards, including earning
Product of the Year honors from Unified Communications and Internet Telephony
magazines, and being named one of the Top 10 Products of the Year by eWEEK.
CTO Timothy Olson was also named one of the year's Best CTOs by InfoWorld.
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. Go to http://www.agitonetworks.com for more
Agito Networks and RoamAnywhere are trademarks of Agito Networks, Inc.
Agito Networks, Inc.