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SOURCE AT&T Inc.

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

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:

  • Caregivers have access to treatment information and can update patient medical records at the patient's bedside
  • Critical system performance data is remotely monitored on connected stations
  • System status and alerts are communicated directly enabling rapid diagnosis and response
  • Valuable nursing and information technology time is saved from troubleshooting
  • Updates 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, visit metro.com.

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, visit www.Emerson.com.

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