AT&T Wins Networking Services Contract with LSI Industries
Leading Image Solutions Company Taps AT&T for High-Bandwidth Communications Needs
Cincinnati, Ohio, October 18, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced today that LSI Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: LYTS), a leading image-solutions company, has awarded AT&T a three-year contract to provide voice and data network services. Founded in 1976, LSI Industries designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of high-quality lighting and graphics solutions for a variety of retail, specialty niche and commercial markets.
Under the agreement, AT&T will provide a Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution to seamlessly integrate nine operations for LSI Industries in the United States and Canada. Based on a flexible Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) architecture, AT&T's VPN solution enables LSI Industries to prioritize network traffic and ensure network uptime while deploying advanced Internet Protocol (IP)-based services.
The increased bandwidth and speed of the network services will enable LSI employees to collaborate online in real time on a wide variety of projects.
"LSI has aggressive growth goals that require a network solution that is flexible and can easily adapt to our changing needs," said Bob Ready, CEO, LSI Industries. "AT&T has a long-standing relationship with LSI that brought us the technical capabilities that we were looking for. This is the kind of technical solution that will continue to distinguish LSI as an industry-leading innovator that delivers superior value to our customers."
AT&T's VPN services offer a secure and highly available networking solution. The solution also gives LSI Industries the flexibility to expand network bandwidth when additional capacity is needed while incorporating convenience, resources and efficiency. This advanced service will help maximize LSI Industries' day-to-day operations, interoffice communication and the company's ability to deliver high-quality solutions to customers.
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About LSI Industries
LSI Industries is an Image Solutions company, dedicated to advancing solid-state LED technology and applications with lighting, graphics and technology. We combine integrated technology, design, and manufacturing to supply high quality lighting fixtures and graphics elements for applications in the commercial, retail and specialty niche markets. LSI's Lighting Segment produces high performance, energy efficient lighting products dedicated to outdoor, architectural outdoor, indoor, architectural indoor and accent/downlight applications. The Graphics Segment designs, produces, markets and manages a wide array of custom indoor and outdoor graphics programs including signage, menu board systems, decorative fixturing, LED displays and digital signage. In addition, we provide design support, engineering and project management for custom programs for today's retail environment. The Company's Technology Segment designs, produces, and supports high performance light engines and large format billboard and sports screens using solid-state LED technology. LSI employs approximately 1,700 people in fifteen facilities located in Ohio, California, New York, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas and Montreal, Canada. The Company's common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol LYTS.
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