General RV Motors Ahead with AT&T High-Speed Network
Wixom, Michigan, January 24, 2006
AT&T Inc. announced today that it has successfully implemented an Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) for General RV Center, one of the largest-volume recreational vehicle dealers in the country. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
General RV needed a consolidated network for voice and data that could prioritize different types of data in order to enable technologies such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). The AT&T VPN incorporates the latest Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology and integrates General RV's seven domestic locations.
The network enables each site to connect directly to all the other sites rather than having to connect through headquarters, thereby improving network performance.
"We needed a provider that could deliver advanced technology and network speed, allowing us to improve our network infrastructure and implement VoIP between office locations, "said Ron Slater, IT administrator at General RV. "By selecting AT&T for all of our voice and data communications, we're able to increase the efficiency of our operations while significantly reducing our costs."
General RV has around-the-clock access to up-to-the-minute information about the performance of its network through the secure AT&T BusinessDirect® Web portal.
About General RV
Recently named the largest volume RV dealer in the country, General RV has 7 locations and over 50 service bays and a multi-million dollar parts industry. What nearly 4 decades ago was essentially a three-man business now employs well over 200 people. Store locations include Brownstown Township, Grand Rapids, Mt. Clemens, Waterford and Birch Run.
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