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New AT&T Business in a Box Simplifies Communications for Smaller Businesses and Satellite Offices


Solution Converges Voice and Data Communications and Brings Benefits of Big-Business Innovation to Small and Medium Businesses

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More power, less complexity. That’s what smaller businesses need from connectivity, and that’s what AT&T is delivering with an innovative new solution that converges voice, Internet and data communications over a single network connection and device.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced the availability of AT&T Business in a BoxSM, a service that harnesses the power of Internet Protocol (IP) communications to simplify IT operations for smaller and midsize businesses (SMBs) and branch offices of large businesses. The solution brings the advantages of AT&T’s long history of innovation in the enterprise business market to the SMB market.

AT&T Business in a Box enables migration from traditional analog to Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions, reducing operating expenses by integrating voice and data services. It addresses the complexity and interoperability challenges of small and midsize business by delivering a simple converged network endpoint. The service features a device equipped with all necessary data ports and connectors and delivers:

* VoIP functionality through AT&T Voice DNASM.
* Internet access routing with built-in firewall protection.
* Virtual Private Network (VPN) capabilities.
* Wi-Fi data access capabilities.
* Local area network connectivity with Power Over Ethernet connections.

AT&T Business in a Box delivers many communications capabilities traditionally reserved for larger enterprises. The solution is ideal for smaller or midsize businesses with a single office or larger organizations with multiple sites that have five to 50 employees each. The solution is well-suited for a variety of small sites, including retail, health care clinics, restaurants and financial, legal and real estate offices.

Businesses for which the AT&T Business in a Box solution especially makes sense include those that are:

* Lacking an on-site IT support.
* Moving to new location.
* Upgrading, expanding or replacing their local area network.
* Deploying various voice and data technologies that must work together.

“AT&T Business in a Box enables small sites to enhance their customer service and their core business operations with minimal technical knowledge or effort,” said Ann Rotatori, vice president, Business Marketing for AT&T. “The converged solution is applicable to a variety of industries and can help businesses grow immediately. We’re bringing the power of big-business technology down market for ease of use and quick startup.”

The new solution is based on established industry standards and is compatible with multiple analog and IP handsets. Throughout the year, new features and additional capacity will be added to further enhance the capabilities of AT&T Business in a Box.

Streamlining Communications for Health Care Clinics
Take Care Health Systems, one of the largest managers of convenient care clinics and a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG), has signed a comprehensive network, data and voice services agreement for the AT&T Business in a Box solution for a portion of Take Care Health Clinics across the country.

Under the terms of the agreement with Take Care Health Systems, AT&T will support the clinic’s communications infrastructure, converging the company’s IT and communications solutions into one easy-to-integrate product that will streamline IT processes at the clinic level and contribute to a seamless experience for Take Care Health Providers and clinic patients.

Take Care Health Systems depends on voice and data communications for virtually all aspects of patient care and administration, including patient-initiated electronic sign-in and electronic medical record technology for providers and patients, as well as seamless telecommunications support.

“Take Care Health’s priority is to provide an exceptional patient experience at our clinics, so it is critical that we have a simple solution that can support all of our advanced applications,” said Kevin Young, director of Telecommunications for Take Care Health Systems. “We are confident that AT&T Business in a Box will support our clinical applications and provide the flexibility we need to meet our goals.”

Organizations interested in more information or wanting to order AT&T Business in a Box should contact their authorized AT&T sales representative or visit
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