Vista Paint to Upgrade Service Contract With AT&T

Feb. 12, 2008

FULLERTON, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a new contract with Vista Paint to upgrade its current services to an AT&T Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution. With 46 retail locations throughout California and Nevada, Vista Paint, a Fullerton-based company, is a leading manufacturer of fine architectural coatings for residential, industrial and commercial uses.

Under terms of the two-year agreement, Vista Paint will upgrade its current Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled Frame Relay services to a new AT&T VPN solution, which will provide continuity performance and the ability to maintain the prioritization of data traffic across the network. The AT&T solution will connect Vista Paint's retail locations across a wide area network (WAN) and enable the company to deploy voice, video and point-of-sale (POS) applications in an effort to control inventory loss and enhance communications among headquarters and the retail stores.

The enhanced bandwidth capacity of the VPN service provided by AT&T will enable Vista Paint to deploy its video surveillance system, enhance its current Voice over IP (VoIP) application and provide the prioritization for its newly deployed POS system. The upgraded solution also will provide the reliable performance the company desires.

"Our old network services were not meeting our growing needs for bandwidth, so we turned to AT&T for an upgrade capable of connecting our 46 retail locations under a single solution, with enhanced security and reliability," said Donald Notman, chief information officer with Vista Paint. "This upgrade not only meets our immediate needs but also provides us with the scalability and flexibility needed to implement additional applications throughout the next two years."

The VPN solution uses AT&T's Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network and provides business customers with a highly secure solution that can expand as their communications needs grow -- from customer service to order processing -- to ensure that all critical business functions can coexist. The MPLS network also provides high levels of availability for network reliability and provides the scalability to implement new technological applications in the future.

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About Vista Paint

Vista Paint is recognized as a premier manufacturer of architectural coatings for residential, commercial, and industrial use. Vista Paint Corporation is one of the largest independently owned paint companies in the United States . In addition, Vista is the leading center for paint spray equipment sales, rentals, and repairs. Vista is also a major retailer of window and wall coverings. Vista Paint has retail locations throughout California and Las Vegas and is positioned for continued growth. For more information, visit

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at

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