Cisco Builds All-Digital Wireless-Based Home Security and

Cisco Builds All-Digital Wireless-Based Home Security and Automation
Control Panel for AT&T 
AT&T Digital Life(SM) Offers Consumers Wireless Centric Platform to
Monitor, Protect and Manage Homes Using Cisco Powered Controller 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 --   CES 2013 - Cisco
(NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced the launch of a UL-certified,
all-digital, wireless-based home security and automation service with
AT&T Digital Life. Cisco will provide the Digital Life control panel
and back-office provisioning and applications life-cycle management
system, which allows customers to monitor, protect and manage their
homes using a smartphone, tablet or PC. AT&T plans to launch the
Digital Life service in eight U.S. markets in March, with up to 50
additional market rollouts planned in 2013. While broadband provider
agnostic, the service uses AT&T's nationwide wireless network. 
With AT&T Digital Life, consumers will be able to augment security
and manage their home from virtually anywhere with options to: view
live video from inside and outside the home; arm and disarm the
security system, control and manage appliances, lighting and HVAC for
energy efficiency; lock or unlock doors for guests or repairmen; and
even detect water leaks before damage occurs. It is intuitive and
easy to set up, customize and navigate, making it effortless to
wirelessly control multiple devices in the home.  
Highlights:  
Digital Life Controller: 


 
--  The Digital Life controller, built by Cisco, comprises the following
    key hardware and software components:
    --  Five radios (one-way and two-way communications radios, Z-Wave,
        Wi-Fi and 3G) to support a variety of sensors, keypads and
        cameras.
    --  OSGi software framework to streamline new services such as energy
        management
    --  Advanced power management to support up to a 24-hour back-up
    --  Advanced diagnostics to help ensure device and service are running
        reliably
    --  Home Plug AV to communicate with devices over the in-home power
        grid
--  The Digital Life controller wirelessly manages an array of connected
    devices throughout the home by integrating AT&T software with
    Cisco Z-Wave communications radios. Connected devices include:
    --  Cameras
    --  Windows/door sensors
    --  Smoke, carbon monoxide, motion and glass break sensors
    --  Door locks
    --  Thermostats
    --  Moisture detection and water shut-off
    --  Appliance and lighting controls
--  With a network-based approach, it is easy to customize and scale to
    meet specific customer needs such as remote video monitoring, alarm
    management and home automation.

  
Supporting Quotes: 


 
--  Joe Chow, vice president and general manager, Connected Home Devices,
    Cisco
     "As more and more data and devices become connected, the
    Internet of Everything makes it possible for consumers to check in on
    loved ones, pets and energy consumption on the go. We're excited to
    team with AT&T again to deliver another industry first, this time
    letting people proactively monitor their home from any device. This
    truly is an application platform that opens up new opportunities for
    service providers -- beyond monitoring, security and control to drive
    additional revenue, and provide higher satisfaction by offering
    additional networked services to consumers inside and outside their
    market."

 
--  Kevin Petersen, senior vice president, AT&T Digital Life
     "Cisco
    helped us deliver on our vision to create an innovative
    Internet-powered service, that allows people to secure and manage
    their home from virtually anywhere, using any Web-connected device,
    regardless of their wireless or broadband provider. We value their CPE
    expertise, as the network-based Digital Life controller breaks new
    ground with UL-certification and a wide variety of customization
    features."

  
Additional Resources: 


 
--  Learn more about AT&T Digital Life
--  Other Cisco news at CES: Tune in to watch Cisco's CES press conference
    streamed live online, announcing additional news from its Service
    Provider Video Technology Group on January 7 at 2 p.m. PT (replay
    available at 3 p.m. PT).
--  Follow Cisco service provider video news and activities at CES on
    Twitter, the Cisco SP360 blog and Facebook: #CiscoSPVideo

  
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