AT&T has established an emerging devices website to help manufacturers quickly establish a working relationship with the carrier and to navigate its device, network and go-to-market needs. The site, www.att.com/edo, will serve as an entry point into the emerging devices organization for consumer electronics and next generation device manufacturers interested in connecting devices to AT&T’s nationwide wireless network. The site offers a suite of resources to investigate the right business model, network options, product specifications, and potential customer care and distribution needs to ensure an accelerated product launch.
Since it began certifying non-stock devices in 2005, AT&T to date has certified more than 370 wireless hardware units for its network. These solutions include wirelessly enabled rugged handsets and laptops, healthcare tracking tools, personal navigation units, and meter-reading, vending machine, and home security monitoring devices.