Shares of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) ended Tuesday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.32 points or 0.78% at $41.46 with 18.44 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $41.23, the shares hit an intraday low of $41.06 and an intraday high of $41.70 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $256.12 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 6.15 billion shares.
On Sept. 27, 2016 AT&T is furthering its commitment to help build smarter cities by providing wireless connectivity to Applied Information for use in its new flashing school zone traffic system for deployment in cities and counties across the country.
The Glance School Zone Flashing Beacon system by Applied Information gives local officials a simple-to-use interface to remotely view and control the school beacons in their communities—those flashing signs that are intended to slow drivers down as they pass through school zones.
Applied Information’s beacons use a cloud and web-based software system. Each beacon has its own cellular modem to handle all communication, allowing personnel to determine if the beacons are operating correctly and, if necessary, instantly alert the appropriate resources in the event of lamp or battery failures. Additionally, officials can quickly adjust beacon schedules for weather events, special days (such as during holidays or early school closings) or in the event of an emergency. The AT&T mobile network with its Internet of Things (IoT) platform, AT&T Control Center, is powering the wireless component of the solution.
Georgia’s Gwinnett County is currently using the connected Applied Information beacons supplied by Temple, Inc. to manage the school zone traffic in its communities. Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is the largest school system in Georgia, with 139 schools and an estimated enrollment of 178,000 students for the 2016-2017 year. Currently, there are 270 connected Applied Information beacons installed throughout the county.
“The beacons from the Temple/Applied Information team have modernized the County’s school zone flashing beacon system,” said Tom Sever, traffic signal and ITS section engineer, Gwinnett County. “The result has been a 90% reduction in the number of calls related to operation of school zone beacons due to improved communication with each beacon. We look forward to using the Applied Information system to provide reliable service to our citizens.”
“This project showed the power of ‘low friction delivery’ where the AT&T cell connectivity is tightly bundled with the pre-configured Applied Information field hardware and cloud software,” said Bryan Mulligan, president, Applied Information. “This enabled the contractor Temple, Inc. —working in conjunction with the Gwinnett County installation team — to deliver a working system of 270 school beacons within a short 5 day installation period.”
Shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) ended Tuesday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.41 points or 1.32% at $31.48 with 18.05 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $31.09, the shares hit an intraday low of $30.96 and an intraday high of $31.61 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $156.26 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 5.03 billion shares.
On September 26, 2016 Celestica Inc. (CLS) (CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, announced that it has received the 2016 Excellence in Sustainability award from Cisco®.
This prestigious award recognizes Celestica for Excellence in Sustainability for demonstrating sustainability leadership above and beyond standard sustainability practices, and leading the industry through its approaches to reduce negative environmental impacts and raise positive social impacts. The distinction was awarded during Cisco’s 25th Annual Supplier Appreciation Event, held September 8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.
“The theme for our Silver Anniversary SAE event, ‘Celebrating the Journey’, puts the spotlight on our continued journey towards Digitization and the tremendous opportunities that come from connecting people, processes, data and things,” said John Kern, senior vice president, Supply Chain Operations, Cisco. “Cisco’s supply chain has evolved into the recognized leader it is with suppliers and partners playing an instrumental role in the company’s growth, development and success. We’ve come a long way, but we must continue to evolve, innovate and accelerate.”
Cisco presented awards to suppliers in recognition of their contributions to Cisco’s success in fiscal year 2016. Celebrating 25 years of partnering, Cisco recognized the dedication and successes of the very best of its strategic suppliers and manufacturing partners — critical to a complex, global supply chain like Cisco.