AT&T and Emerson Create "Smart" Mobile Workstations for Hospitals

      AT&T and Emerson Create "Smart" Mobile Workstations for Hospitals

Metro® Using Machine-to-Machine Technology to Make Vital Patient Data
Accessible at the Point of Care

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 19, 2014

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --InterMetro, a business of Emerson and
a leading manufacturer and supplier of storage and transport products for the
food service, commercial and healthcare industries, is working with AT&T* to
create "smart" mobile workstations that allow caregivers to access treatment
information and update patient medical records at patients' bedsides.

The two companies will integrate AT&T's machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions
with the Metro^® AccessPoint wirelessly connected mobile workstations,
allowing InterMetro to proactively monitor, troubleshoot and share vital
performance data about the devices. The connected mobile workstations send
updates and alerts when systems are in need of service and are enabled to
receive software updates from InterMetro remotely when needed.

The Metro® AccessPoint Rx mobile medical workstation is being finalized to
optimize run time, improve patient care, reduce costs and improve efficiency.
With these workstations:

  oCaregivers have access to treatment information and can update patient
    medical records at the patient's bedside
  oCritical system performance data is remotely monitored on connected
  oSystem status and alerts are communicated directly enabling rapid
    diagnosis and response
  oValuable nursing and information technology time is saved from
  oUpdates can be sent remotely improving system performance and saving time
    and money

"We are proud to be working with AT&T to mobilize and improve patient care and
caregiver satisfaction with smart workstations," said Rob Sobie, vice
president, healthcare solutions at Emerson's InterMetro business. "We expect
these smart workstations can also help hospitals streamline workflow and
reduce costs by moving vital information to where it is needed, when it is
needed in the caregiving process."

*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.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the
most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T
operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States
and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes
the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of
wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader
in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of
any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most
countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse^® brand.
The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the
most advanced in the world.

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About InterMetro
For more than 80 years, InterMetro has been the world's leading manufacturer
of technology, storage and transport solutions in healthcare, food service,
commercial and consumer products. Committed to understanding the needs of
customers and channel partners, Metro provides complete solutions that
optimize space, improve workflow and ensure overall safety. InterMetro is a
business of Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions. For more information,

About Emerson
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing
technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for
customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.
The company comprises five business segments: Process Management, Industrial
Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential
Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. For more information,

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Contact: Andrea McLaughlin, AT&T Corporate Communications, Office:
214-782-7196, Email:, or Rob Sobie, InterMetro,
Office: 570-706-4422, Email:
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