AT&T, Digi Team on Remote Energy Management

New deal lets utilities and consumers use Digi's wireless communications system to control thermostats and juggle peak loads

August 17, 2011

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DALLAS -- As this summer’s sizzling heat shatters records across the U.S., consumers may find that their energy bills are even higher than the temperature. There seems to be no relief in sight for the heat, but now people can manage their energy usage smarter and better to ease the pressure on their wallets.

AT&T and Digi are working together to jointly offer Digi X-GridTM Solutions, a suite of products and services designed to bring connectivity to energy-oriented devices in homes and businesses. Utilities and software providers that develop for the smart grid industry can use Digi X-Grid Solutions to more effectively meet customers’ energy demand.

Through Digi X-Grid Solutions, delivered over the AT&T network, consumers and businesses can reduce power use and monthly costs with real-time monitoring of thermostats, electronics, meters and more.

Currently, AT&T enables two-way communications for more than 13 million electric meters on its wireless network. By developing a strategic relationship with Digi, AT&T can now provide an array of applications for these smart meters through Digi X-Grid Solutions, to include remote monitoring and control of thermostats, local control by energy providers during peak times, and alerts to consumers of above-normal energy consumption by appliances.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)

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