AT&T Announces New Contract with Language Access Network Inc.
Video Interpretation Provider Improves Network Capabilities with AT&T
Columbus, Ohio, August 30, 2006
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a new IP services contract with Language Access Network Inc.(OTC: LANW), a video language interpretation services provider based in Nevada. Under the terms of the three-year contract, AT&T will be the primary IP services provider, delivering Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Private Network Transport (PNT) services to the office headquarters, as well as to the operations center in Columbus, Ohio.
The single network solution will support Language Access Network's high speed Internet, data applications, Voice over IP (VoIP), video and other services. Additionally, the solution will easily manage connectivity between company headquarters, the operations center and Language Access Network's customers, which currently are predominantly healthcare providers and pharmacies. The converged network infrastructure will also deliver enhanced productivity and efficiency, ensuring secure and constant access to the main network server.
Specifically, the MPLS network solution deployed by AT&T will provide Language Access Network with the capability to prioritize critical video traffic and deliver the highest-quality video transmission to their customers. With a primary customer group of healthcare providers and pharmacies, 24-hour-a-day on-demand video interpretation services are critical to the company's ability to provide superior service in patient care.
"We needed a provider capable of delivering a reliable, secure network to support the highest-quality video transmission to our customers," said Michael Guirlinger, chief executive officer, Language Access Network. "We are confident that AT&T is a perfect fit. They are committed to fulfilling our current needs at competitive prices, as well as looking forward while we pursue enormous growth opportunities."
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About Language Access Network Inc.
Language Access Network Inc., (OTC: LANW)based in, Nevada, is a pioneer in video language interpretation services with operations in Columbus, Ohio. The company provides healthcare outlets, medical facilities and pharmacies with professionally trained interpreters 24 hours a day, seven days a week through its centralized video language center, interpreting more than 150 different languages and American Sign Language through real-time, interactive video technology. Language Access Network Inc. is the only company on a national basis that offers this type of groundbreaking video language interpretation service, allowing health care providers, medical facilities, and pharmacies to provide better, more efficient overall health care. For more information Language Access Network Inc., visit www.languageaccessnetwork.com.
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