AT&T Wi-Fi Brings New Life to Exhibits at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
AT&T and Cisco Sponsorship Mobilize Fernbank Museum with Wi-Fi Network
Enhancements and App Experiences
ATLANTA, Nov. 15, 2012
ATLANTA, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Fernbank Museum of Natural History is
combining old artifacts with new digital solutions to enrich the museum goer
experience. The launch of the new AT&T Wi-Fi network is part of a sponsorship
supporting a new application at the popular Atlanta museum.
On average each month, more than 30,000 guests visit Fernbank Museum of
Natural History. Now, as you walk the grounds, your tablet or smartphone can
become your personal guide uncovering journals written by the experts and
offering new information about artifacts. The guest's device easily connects
to the AT&T Wi-Fi Network, and utilizes the application to determine where you
are in the museum - delivering new information and activities as you near each
exhibit. Visitors with a Wi-Fi enabled device can easily connect to AT&T Wi-Fi
through a simple log-in. Customers with an AT&T smartphone or tablet can
connect through an auto-authentication process - no set up or log-in required.
The museum application leverages more than 70 AT&T Wi-Fi access points to
provide a seamless network connection combined with Cisco's geo-location based
"We are working to find new and innovative Wi-Fi solutions, that together with
mobile apps and other technologies available today can help enrich the
customer experience," said Josh Goodell, AVP of AT&T Wi-Fi Services.
"Collaborating with venues like Fernbank Museum of Natural History and
partners like Cisco will continue to make Wi-Fi a relevant service to how our
customers live, work and play."
"Visitors have a new way to experience a day at the museum through this
innovative collaboration we have with AT&T and Cisco, which will help to
amplify the education value that we provide at Fernbank Museum," said Jennifer
Grant Warner SVP and Chief Programming officer for Fernbank Museum of Natural
History. "This groundbreaking technology maximizes convenience and engagement
opportunities for visitors and offers an educational experience like no other
-- while offering analytics to derive improved business planning and marketing
"Bringing together minds from each business allows us to find solutions for
our customers that are going to offer a one of a kind customer experience,"
said Joey Schultz, VP AT&T Consumer Marketing. "With solutions provided by
AT&T, Cisco and Fernbank museum we are able to impact the way museum visitors
interact with exhibits, adding a new layer to the educational value of this
AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 31,000
AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers,
and provides access to more than 340,000 hotspots globally through roaming
agreements. AT&T customers with a qualifying smartphone, 3G LaptopConnect, and
high speed Internet plans get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at
no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes
AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply.
See www.attwifi.comfor details and locations.
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