Towne Air Freight Selects AT&T to Provide Integrated Voice, Data and Internet Services
Bundled Solutions Enhance Efficiency and Flexibility for Leading Freight Carrier
South Bend, Indiana, July 26, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has announced a new three-year contract to provide integrated solutions for Towne Air Freight, a national air and truck freight carrier. Established in South Bend in 1963, Towne Air Freight has expanded from a one-van, one-man operation to its present national operations under Towne Holdings Co.
Under the agreement, AT&T provides bundled voice, data and wireless network solutions to the company's 26 nationwide locations and allows them to operate as though they are under a single roof.
Towne Air Freight will streamline and integrate its voice and data services by using AT&T Business Network (ABN) service, which consolidates voice and data communications into a single contract with a single bill, including discounts across all services.
Using AT&T's Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) platform, Towne Air Freight will have seamless, high speed connectivity among its locations across the network. In addition, Towne Air Freight's AT&T-managed Private Network Transport (PNT) service provides a flexible backbone to accommodate growth in its communications needs.
Matrix Integration, a woman-owned company and AT&T Alliance solution provider, largely contributed to the successful installation of Towne Air Freight's advanced network services. With more than 30 years of experience, Matrix Integration collaborated with AT&T to provide Towne Air Freight a seamless integration of networking solutions that enhances the company's data and communications processes.
"As our customers' needs evolve and increase, Towne Air Freight is committed to consistently providing quality carrier solutions that are reliable, timely and innovative," said Gary Bateman, vice president-Technology, Towne Air Freight. "AT&T's integrated services and network offer our employees the flexibility and confidence to effectively communicate and maintain a seamless shipping process that delivers value to our clients."
In addition to its network services, AT&T will provide wireless-access network management to Towne Air Freight. By optimizing operational efficiencies, these services provide easy access and connectivity among the company's offices nationwide.
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About Towne Air Freight
Towne Holdings is a privately held company headquartered in South Bend, IN, that provides a wide range of freight services. Towne Air Freight offers air freight trucking service to 47 airports across United States, as well as less-than-truckload transportation services in several states. Towne Network Solutions manages air freight trucking for airlines and air freight forwarders. Rocket Expedited Services provides on-demand shipping services to all points in the continental United States as well as service to Canada.
About Matrix Integration
Matrix Integration is a woman-owned company that has been in business for over 30 years. It is the culmination of two dynamic technology companies that converged to create a company that provides technology solutions to businesses and institutions nationally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, local and wide area networking services, structured cabling, telephony, printing and imaging and most importantly, extensive service after the sale. A balance of trusted business advisors, engineers, network designers, service technicians and administrative personnel gives Matrix an edge in creating and implementing data and voice solutions from conception to complete integration.
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