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AT&T and Otis Collaborate on IoT Solutions

HANNOVER, Germany, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today AT&T T, +0.55% and Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United Technologies Corp. UTX, +0.26% announced they are collaborating on opportunities to enhance connectivity through the use of Internet of Things (IoT) products - services and technologies that employ digital technologies to better connect with customers and with elevator, escalator and moving walkway equipment.

As part of this collaboration, AT&T* and Otis Elevator Company (Otis), a unit of UTC, are expanding their long-standing relationship to develop the connectivity to support advanced elevators while also providing mobility to more than 30,000 service employees at Otis companies worldwide.

Otis companies around the world will use AT&T IoT technology to aggregate data from cell networks and connect to a new enhanced cloud environment. AT&T's Global SIM card and IoT Services, such as Control Center, M2X and Flow Designer, will also allow Otis to access real-time equipment performance data. In addition, AT&T will serve as the primary mobility provider for Otis field operations.

This collaboration is one example of how AT&T and United Technologies are exploring ways to harness the power of digital technologies and communications networks to improve performance, lower costs and deliver better results for customers in building systems and aerospace.

"We strongly believe that a new generation of elevators will be defined by new digital tools that better connect our people with our customers - and our customers with their equipment," said Otis President Philippe Delpech. "We will also develop new...