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Agito Networks Shipping Voice Over WLAN And Mobile Unified Communications For BlackBerry Smartphones

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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