AT&T Teams with Motorola to Offer New, Durable MC35 Enterprise Digital Assistant to U.S. Business Customers
Motorola, Inc.’s (NYSE: MOT) breakthrough MC35 Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA) will be available in April to AT&T (NYSE: T) wireless business customers through an arrangement with Motorola. AT&T made the announcement today at CTIA Wireless 2007 in Orlando in conjunction with Motorola’s launch of the MC35.
AT&T customers are the first in the U.S. to have access to the MC35 EDA, which provides a sleek and attractive PDA-like form factor that sets a new standard for size in the durable device space. The MC35 helps mobile employees stay connected to important business information using a variety of built-in communications platforms — including ATT’s nationwide* high-speed wireless data network, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®.
The AT&T-enabled MC35 EDA uses these connectivity options to combine the power of a mobile phone, mobile computing device, camera and bar code scanner into a single multi-functional device. This gives field technicians, mobile sales forces, delivery personnel and even executives access to corporate e-mail, messaging, Web connectivity, location-based services (LBS) and other mission-critical business applications and Push To Talk (PTT).
“Built-in GPS and Push To Talk are two must-have capabilities for companies with employees in the field,” said Jeff Bradley, vice president, wireless business data services, for AT&T. “The packaging of these features in the compact, PDA-like MC35 EDA along with complementary business applications, such as mobile resource management, field service and sales force automation will provide our enterprise customers with an end-to-end solution to bring efficiency into their operations.”
More than 25 enterprise applications can be ported to the MC35 EDA. Several are available directly through AT&T’s wireless business-to-business sales organization. These include:
* Corrigo. AT&T offers a suite of three wireless field service solutions developed for AT&T by Corrigo, Inc. that are designed to match the level of functionality and support the customer requires. These solutions can be deployed easily via simple wireless download to AT&T-powered wireless devices, including the MC35.
* Push To Talk — AT&T boasts the largest Push To Talk network in America and its PTT service includes several differentiating features, including “availability” icons, quick group calling and the ability to easily switch from a PTT session to a regular wireless voice call.
* TeleNav Track™. TeleNav Track is a fully-hosted, on-demand and comprehensive GPS-based mobile resource management solution for companies of all sizes. It includes key GPS features such as location-tracking, wireless time sheets, wireless forms and turn-by-turn navigation.
* TeleNav GPS Navigator™. The MC35 also features TeleNav GPS Navigator, which provides customers turn-by-turn GPS-enabled voice and on-screen directions for use while driving or walking. TeleNav GPS Navigator also includes information on more than 10 million points of interest, a business finder, lowest-price-fuel finder and other search tools.
“The MC35 puts powerful enterprise mobility technology into the hands of the mobile professionals who need it most, with the added benefit of Motorola durability,” said Bob Chen, vice president and general manager of mobile computing for the enterprise mobility business, Motorola Networks & Enterprise. “Our relationships with carriers like AT&T enable us to provide customers with an outstanding wireless communication tool for our enterprise customers.”
The MC35 EDA operates on AT&T’s nationwide* wireless data network, the largest digital wireless data network in the nation, with availability in more than 13,000 cities and towns and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.
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