L.N. Curtis & Sons and AT&T Extend 79-Year Relationship via New Network Services Contract
Oakland, California, May 23, 2008
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has announced that L.N. Curtis & Sons, a provider of emergency responder equipment, has signed a new three-year agreement for AT&T's Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. The service will link L.N. Curtis & Sons' nine facilities across the western United States.
The new AT&T MPLS-VPN network services will provide seamless voice and data connectivity among L.N. Curtis & Sons' offices, improving communications, boosting efficiencies and allowing company sites to be linked together regardless of location or application. The MPLS environment also will allow L.N. Curtis & Sons to prioritize and run voice traffic over the AT&T network.
"We trust AT&T to integrate and deliver communications solutions for our expanding business," said Larry Shields, chief technology officer, L.N. Curtis & Sons. "Through the AT&T network services, we're able to better serve our customers through a unified approach to voice and data."
AT&T also will provide network integration services to L.N. Curtis & Sons. These include the configuration and deployment of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
The expanded agreement renews and extends a long-standing relationship between the two companies that spans more than 79 years.
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About L.N. Curtis & Sons
L.N. Curtis & Sons is a supplier of emergency responder equipment to the Western United States and to the United States Government on a worldwide basis. The company's tag line is Tools for Heroes. L.N. Curtis & Sons was established in 1929 and has operational centers in Oakland, CA; Seattle WA; Salt Lake City, UT; Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. Their subsidiary company ECMS, Inc. performs care and maintenance on emergency responder clothing and has facilities operating in Las Vegas, NV; Oakland, CA; Los Angeles, CA and Phoenix, AZ. Additional information about L.N. Curtis & Sons is available at http://www.lncurtis.com and http://www.ecmsinc.biz.
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