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Techburgher News Roundup

Techburgher News Roundup

Article Published: March 20, 2015

All Lines Technology/Lantek is a Certified Microsoft Experience Center

All Lines Technology/Lantek is now a certified Microsoft Experience Center (MEC) hosting sessions at its headquarters datacenter in Warrendale, PA.  The MEC enables key decision makers the ability to see and participate in a hands-on, interactive session with the very latest Microsoft productivity tools.

See this first hand through the Microsoft Experience Center.  Using PCs, phones, and tablets, clients are provided a 2 -3 hour hands-on session meant to simulate true to life business scenarios.

• Test new technologies on-site in your company.

•  Accumulate the information necessary for informed decision making.

•  Touch and test: how do the new Microsoft device solutions feel?

•  Experience the latest technology.

Participating in an MEC is the best way to learn about business productivity tools and technologies. Contact Anyse Spang at aspang@lantekcs.com or Pam Petrovich at ppetrovich@alllinestech.com

Systems Management Planning Achieves Cisco Gold Certification USA

Systems Management Planning, Inc. (SMP) achieved Cisco® Gold Certification.  To earn Gold Certification, SMP is requiredto meet rigorous standards set forth by Cisco for technical competencies, service, support and customer satisfaction.

“SMP’s achievement of Gold Certification is recognition of the accomplishments of our people, building of our capabilities, providing value-added services, and a commitment to customer success. We are very proud to earn this designation as we continue to differentiate SMP in the marketplace,” said Eric Rorapaugh, founder and President of SMP      

“We are committed to providing the tools, training and programs that facilitate partner growth, differentiation and profitability,” said Edison Peres, senior vice president of worldwide channels at Cisco. “With specializations in unified communications, routing and switching, security, and wireless LAN, SMP has made an investment in developing the capability to deliver the integrated and customized technology solutions that today’s customers demand.”


AT&T Invests More than $1 Billion Over 3 Years in PA

AT&T has invested more than $1 billion in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Pennsylvaniafrom 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.

As part of its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan focused on network enhancement and expansion, AT&T in 2014 made more than 300 network upgrades in Pennsylvania, including new cell sites, addition of network capacity, and new wireless high-speed Internet connections.

“With a growing range of connected home appliances, cars and wearable devices, we depend more on network connectivity than ever before,” said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid-Atlantic.  “AT&T’s continued investment in Pennsylvania brings a host of new, innovative opportunities for residents and businesses to connect with each other and their customers.” 

Notable Pennsylvania network enhancements in 2014 included:

  • 35 new cell sites
  • More than 50 carrier adds/capacity upgrades
  • Nearly 220 network connection upgrades

Expanded coverage at Heinz Field with Distributed Antenna System (DAS) upgrades

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