Maharam Selects AT&T for New Network Services
AT&T Will Be Primary Network and Data Services Provider for Global Textile Company
New York, New York, March 3, 2008
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has announced that Maharam, a developer and engineer of commercial textile applications with headquarters in New York City, has awarded a new network services contract to AT&T. Maharam has 22 locations throughout the United States.
Under terms of the two-year contract, AT&T will serve as the primary network and data services provider to Maharam and will help the company migrate to Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-enabled Virtual Private Network (VPN) services for improved communications.
The fully managed Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled VPN service will give Maharam the enhanced bandwidth that is required to create a secure environment and to enable simultaneous access and improve connectivity among the company's many locations. In addition, this flexible solution will allow for Maharam to add additional applications as the company's communications needs evolve.
"The unified network solution provided by AT&T will improve connectivity with our multiple locations and streamline our administrative business operations," said Sal Deaugustino, information technology manager, Maharam. "Customer service is vital to Maharam's business, and with AT&T's solution, we are able to enhance our customer service across our business locations."
With the scalable AT&T solution, Maharam will be able to consolidate its critical business applications onto a unified IP-enabled platform. This platform allows the company to add other features or services, such as a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution, in the future. Additionally, the overall cost-effectiveness of the solution will contribute to the efficiency of Maharam's business in a highly competitive industry.
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Maharam, a fourth generation family-run business, celebrated its centennial in 2002. First renowned as a supplier of theatrical textiles, in the 1960s Maharam pioneered the contract textile concept, developing engineered textiles for commercial application. Though performance is an essential element of every product, Maharam continues to create innovative textiles through the exploration of pattern, material and technique. New York-based Maharam offers a comprehensive collection of textiles for seating, walls, window covering, systems and healthcare applications. In North America, Maharam textiles are available to the trade and through a select group of authorized Maharam retailers. For more information, visit www.maharam.com.
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