Apogee Launches Apogee Voice™ – A Risk-Free Alternative to Expensive DAS

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Austin, TX-- Apogee, the nation’s largest provider of managed residential network (ResNet) services to higher education, today announced the launch of Apogee Voice™, a groundbreaking cellular coverage solution designed to eliminate the need for expensive distributed antenna systems (DAS).

Despite the progress made in wireless connectivity across college campuses, many schools are still grappling with ways to solve erratic cellular reception for on-campus student residents. Some have resorted to expensive DAS installations to strengthen signals provided by surrounding cellular towers. Apogee Voice™, in contrast, does not require any additional infrastructure. Instead, it leverages the school’s existing Wi-Fi network to provide coverage wherever cellular service is weak or unavailable.

“Deploying DAS for mobile coverage is a major investment of time and capital that could be spent on other important areas for IT,” said Chuck Brady, Apogee CEO. “Our solution enables schools to save in carrier fees and infrastructure costs and still provide students with unbroken mobile communication wherever they need it.”

Benefits of Apogee Voice™ include: No lengthy carrier contracts, no long-term commitment and no capital investment Supports all carriers and runs on both iOS and Android smartphones HD Voice provides richer, fuller audio for remarkable call quality than cellular Seamless integration with existing contact information Customization options allow for a fully university-branded and PBX integrated solution Rapid deployments provide service in less than one week

“I would strongly encourage everyone considering deploying DAS to try Apogee Voice™ before making a decision.” said Brady. “In less than 30 seconds, students, faculty and staff are able to download the voice application, login and place a call to anyone in their address book. There’s absolutely no risk and the potential savings to the institution are tremendous.”

About Apogee Voice™ Apogee Voice™ is a groundbreaking cellular coverage solution designed to eliminate the need for expensive distributed antenna systems (DAS). The service is now available to all campuses in the United States. College and university administrators can register for a free personal trial of Apogee Voice™ by visiting www.apogee.us/voice.

About Apogee Apogee is the largest, most innovative provider of on-campus residential networks (ResNet) in higher education. Partnering with Apogee for ResNet services allows colleges and universities to enhance their network infrastructure while offloading the growing volume of administrative responsibilities associated with managing a student network. This partnership allows IT to focus on the mission-critical tasks of the university, such as growing the enterprise network and facilitating the development and use of e-learning tools and content. For more information about Apogee and its services, visit www.apogee.us.