AT&T Launches Remote Home Monitoring Video Service Nationwide

New Offering Advances AT&T Wireline-Wireless Convergence Strategy by

Delivering Sensor-Based Video Monitoring Via PC or Cingular Wireless Phone



Oct 26, 2006, 01:00 ET from AT&T Inc.

    SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Imagine being on the
 road and receiving real-time video on your wireless phone when your
 children arrive safely home from school. Or checking in on a live video
 feed of your weekend getaway property while you're in the office.
     AT&T Inc. (NYSE:   T) today launched an innovative new home monitoring
 service that will help customers stay more connected to their homes and
 families while they are away. The new service, which is available
 nationwide, enables customers to use both personal computers and Cingular
 wireless devices to access high-quality, streaming digital video and other
 real-time data and information from their homes -- at virtually any time
 and from anywhere.
     The new service is an example of AT&T's continuing commitment to
 innovation, and its strategy for delivering converged, IP-based services
 that enable customers to access content, critical applications and
 information virtually anytime, anywhere, and using any device.
     The AT&T home monitor service combines live and recorded video
 (non-audio) capabilities with a range of environmental sensor options to
 provide customers with a powerful, flexible toolkit to help them stay
 connected to the people and things they value most. For example, the
 service allows users to remotely control lighting in their homes, and it
 can provide a range of alerts and reports on home conditions, such as
 motion, door and window activity, water leakage, and temperature changes.
     "Keeping track of home activities is increasingly challenging today, as
 we spend more time on the road and on the run," said Susan Johnson, senior
 vice president of Business Development at AT&T. "The new AT&T home
 monitoring service will provide an affordable, easy-to-use solution for a
 variety of challenges in managing a household. This service is ideal for a
 wide range of potential applications, from keeping an eye on children,
 elderly parents or pets to monitoring a second home or vacation home."
     Users can easily customize alerts and actions based on their specific
 needs. For example, a user can program the service to send a text message
 alert to a cell phone when motion is detected in an area of the home, while
 at the same time automatically turning on lighting and recording video of
 the same area.
     The service is available via AT&T to customers of Cingular Wireless
 services, and can be accessed via virtually any Cingular wireless phone or
 PDA capable of supporting Internet access and Java, as well as nearly any
 broadband-enabled PC. The service is optimized for residential customers
 who subscribe to AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet as well as Cingular
 services.
     The offering includes a starter package of equipment for a one-time
 cost of $199. The starter packaged includes:
     -- A pan-and-tilt IP camera
     -- Two power modules that enable device connectivity via home power
        outlets
     -- A wireless door/window sensor
     -- A wireless gateway for connecting equipment to a home network
     -- All needed software and instructions
 
 
     Thereafter, the service is provided for $9.95 a month.
     Additional equipment is available that expands the home monitoring
 solution, such as additional cameras and contact sensors, wireless
 temperature and water sensors, and wireless power controls for light
 fixtures or other appliances.
     All monitoring equipment is controlled via an integrated Web-based
 portal. Users can access these live video feeds and reports from the
 portal, and establish customized instructions for the service to provide
 alerts or to take action under specific conditions.
     The AT&T home monitoring service is available today exclusively via
 AT&T online orders and a special customer service number. AT&T currently is
 marketing the service only in select U.S. states. Customers can receive
 additional information or order the AT&T home monitoring service by calling
 800.237.4588 or by visiting http://www.att.com/remotemonitor .
     A New Generation of Converged Services
     The new AT&T home monitoring service is an example of the new
 generation of converged, IP-based services that the company is working to
 deliver for residential and business customers. AT&T operates one of the
 world's most advanced and powerful IP backbone networks, as well as
 extensive U.S. wireline access networks and, via Cingular, one of the
 nation's most extensive wireless access networks.
     To maximize these extensive networks, AT&T and Cingular are developing
 and deploying advanced technology to enable seamless sharing of information
 between wireless and wireline networks and devices. Ultimately, AT&T will
 use this unified network to enable virtually seamless connectivity
 anywhere, anytime, and on almost any device, giving consumers what they
 want, when they want it, wherever they are. Increasingly, services will be
 accessible from any of the "three screens" that many consumers value most:
 the TV, PC and cell phone.
     "Our home monitoring service is an early yet powerful example of the
 potential of converged services," Johnson said. "As AT&T works to blend the
 lines between communications applications, customers will no longer be tied
 to a specific device to access a specific service. Voice, data, and video
 services will be accessible from a range of devices, allowing customers to
 communicate and access information how they prefer, wherever they happen to
 be."
     Today, AT&T delivers a range of converged, IP-based services for
 business customers, including IP-Virtual Private Networks and Voice over IP
 (VoIP) services. For residential customers, the company's Project
 Lightspeed initiative will make U-verse TV (IPTV) available to
 approximately 19 million homes by the end of 2008, and will enable the
 company to deliver a range of IP-based voice and data services in the
 future.
     Note: This AT&T release and other news announcements are available as
 part of an RSS feed at http://www.att.com/rss .
     About AT&T
     AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding
 companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under
 the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide
 providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading
 U.S. providers of high speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice,
 and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60
 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S.
 wireless services provider with 58.7 million wireless customers. Additional
 information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at
 http://www.att.com .
     Subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. provide products and services
 under the AT&T brand.
 
 

SOURCE AT&T Inc.
    SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Imagine being on the
 road and receiving real-time video on your wireless phone when your
 children arrive safely home from school. Or checking in on a live video
 feed of your weekend getaway property while you're in the office.
     AT&T Inc. (NYSE:   T) today launched an innovative new home monitoring
 service that will help customers stay more connected to their homes and
 families while they are away. The new service, which is available
 nationwide, enables customers to use both personal computers and Cingular
 wireless devices to access high-quality, streaming digital video and other
 real-time data and information from their homes -- at virtually any time
 and from anywhere.
     The new service is an example of AT&T's continuing commitment to
 innovation, and its strategy for delivering converged, IP-based services
 that enable customers to access content, critical applications and
 information virtually anytime, anywhere, and using any device.
     The AT&T home monitor service combines live and recorded video
 (non-audio) capabilities with a range of environmental sensor options to
 provide customers with a powerful, flexible toolkit to help them stay
 connected to the people and things they value most. For example, the
 service allows users to remotely control lighting in their homes, and it
 can provide a range of alerts and reports on home conditions, such as
 motion, door and window activity, water leakage, and temperature changes.
     "Keeping track of home activities is increasingly challenging today, as
 we spend more time on the road and on the run," said Susan Johnson, senior
 vice president of Business Development at AT&T. "The new AT&T home
 monitoring service will provide an affordable, easy-to-use solution for a
 variety of challenges in managing a household. This service is ideal for a
 wide range of potential applications, from keeping an eye on children,
 elderly parents or pets to monitoring a second home or vacation home."
     Users can easily customize alerts and actions based on their specific
 needs. For example, a user can program the service to send a text message
 alert to a cell phone when motion is detected in an area of the home, while
 at the same time automatically turning on lighting and recording video of
 the same area.
     The service is available via AT&T to customers of Cingular Wireless
 services, and can be accessed via virtually any Cingular wireless phone or
 PDA capable of supporting Internet access and Java, as well as nearly any
 broadband-enabled PC. The service is optimized for residential customers
 who subscribe to AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet as well as Cingular
 services.
     The offering includes a starter package of equipment for a one-time
 cost of $199. The starter packaged includes:
     -- A pan-and-tilt IP camera
     -- Two power modules that enable device connectivity via home power
        outlets
     -- A wireless door/window sensor
     -- A wireless gateway for connecting equipment to a home network
     -- All needed software and instructions
 
 
     Thereafter, the service is provided for $9.95 a month.
     Additional equipment is available that expands the home monitoring
 solution, such as additional cameras and contact sensors, wireless
 temperature and water sensors, and wireless power controls for light
 fixtures or other appliances.
     All monitoring equipment is controlled via an integrated Web-based
 portal. Users can access these live video feeds and reports from the
 portal, and establish customized instructions for the service to provide
 alerts or to take action under specific conditions.
     The AT&T home monitoring service is available today exclusively via
 AT&T online orders and a special customer service number. AT&T currently is
 marketing the service only in select U.S. states. Customers can receive
 additional information or order the AT&T home monitoring service by calling
 800.237.4588 or by visiting http://www.att.com/remotemonitor .
     A New Generation of Converged Services
     The new AT&T home monitoring service is an example of the new
 generation of converged, IP-based services that the company is working to
 deliver for residential and business customers. AT&T operates one of the
 world's most advanced and powerful IP backbone networks, as well as
 extensive U.S. wireline access networks and, via Cingular, one of the
 nation's most extensive wireless access networks.
     To maximize these extensive networks, AT&T and Cingular are developing
 and deploying advanced technology to enable seamless sharing of information
 between wireless and wireline networks and devices. Ultimately, AT&T will
 use this unified network to enable virtually seamless connectivity
 anywhere, anytime, and on almost any device, giving consumers what they
 want, when they want it, wherever they are. Increasingly, services will be
 accessible from any of the "three screens" that many consumers value most:
 the TV, PC and cell phone.
     "Our home monitoring service is an early yet powerful example of the
 potential of converged services," Johnson said. "As AT&T works to blend the
 lines between communications applications, customers will no longer be tied
 to a specific device to access a specific service. Voice, data, and video
 services will be accessible from a range of devices, allowing customers to
 communicate and access information how they prefer, wherever they happen to
 be."
     Today, AT&T delivers a range of converged, IP-based services for
 business customers, including IP-Virtual Private Networks and Voice over IP
 (VoIP) services. For residential customers, the company's Project
 Lightspeed initiative will make U-verse TV (IPTV) available to
 approximately 19 million homes by the end of 2008, and will enable the
 company to deliver a range of IP-based voice and data services in the
 future.
     Note: This AT&T release and other news announcements are available as
 part of an RSS feed at http://www.att.com/rss .
     About AT&T
     AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding
 companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under
 the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide
 providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading
 U.S. providers of high speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice,
 and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60
 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S.
 wireless services provider with 58.7 million wireless customers. Additional
 information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at
 http://www.att.com .
     Subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. provide products and services
 under the AT&T brand.
 
 SOURCE AT&T Inc.

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