Press Release Summary:
Combining IP Telephony, electromechanical, and IP networking elements, Intercom System upgrades failing intercom systems in existing high-rise residential buildings and is also suited for new high-rise residential projects. System uses Telkonet's PLC networking product to turn existing electrical power grid into high-speed IP network. Available on subscription basis, MST service provides 24-7-365 monitoring of intercom status, close-circuit security, and most devices on network.
Original Press Release:
MST-NuVisions Introduces New Powerline Communications-enabled Intercom Solution
New PLC-enabled Intercom Solution Provides a Single, Low-Cost Platform for Building-wide Security
HAWTHORNE, N.J., Sept. 15 /- MSTI Holdings, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: MSHI) , a carrier class communications technology company providing "quadruple-play" services, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Microwave Satellite Technologies, Inc. (MST), introduced an end-to-end intercom solution that combines IP Telephony, electromechanical and IP networking elements for a cost-effective, reliable and non-disruptive approach to upgrade failing intercom systems in existing high-rise residential buildings as well as for new high-rise residential development projects.
MST will be conducting a live demo of the PLC-enabled intercom solution at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Conference in Atlanta, GA, on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 2:30pm during a Technology Showcase entitled: Multiple Applications Using Powerline Communications (PLC) Networks in Public Housing.
"With the aging of many apartment buildings in major cities across the country, many building wide network and telecommunications systems have become obsolete or unfit to support intercom systems that are critical for building operation and security," said Frank T. Matarazzo, MST founder and CEO. "Our Powerline Communication-based intercom solution is a cost-effective, reliable and non-disruptive solution for this problem. In addition, it's future proof and provides a robust platform for building owners and managers to also deliver local and long-distance telephone service, high-speed Internet access or wireless Internet all through a single dynamic and highly-scalable PLC-based system."
Leveraging Telkonet Inc.'s (AMEX:TKO) proprietary, patented Powerline Communications (PLC) products, MST is offering an efficient and proven technology already in use in the commercial environment, to provide a new and dynamic wired networking solution that improves building wide security and communications services. Telkonet's PLC networking product utilizes the existing electrical power grid within a building and turns it into a high-speed Internet Protocol (IP) network. Most importantly, installation costs are roughly half of a cabled solution and 25 percent less than a wireless solution, and network coverage is consistent and more reliable throughout the entire building. Users of the system utilize a standard IP Phone, in their unit, for intercom and/or video functionality including door release.
While the solution is optimized for any IP network transport, the manageability of the Telkonet PLC platform coupled with MST's real-time, 24-7-365 monitoring capabilities provides versatile "central station" support for the entire system. This "nerve center" monitoring solution includes status of intercom, close-circuit security, and most devices on the PLC network, enabling pro-active maintenance and quicker issue resolution for multiple network applications. The monitoring service is available on a subscription basis and has a comprehensive web-based portal with customizable reporting options.
"Our PLC-enabled intercom technology was designed to improve the lives of building residents by providing an affordable, safe, and secure housing solution and ultimately provide a seamless platform for bridging the digital divide through the turn-key ability to also offer affordable broadband as well as local, long-distance telephony services," added Matarazzo.
About MST (NuVisions(TM))
MST (NuVisions(TM)), a trademarked-brand of services of Microwave Satellite Technologies, Inc., offers "quadruple-play" services, including Dish Network digital satellite TV programming with 75+ channels of high definition television (HDTV), Digital Telephone (VoIP), High-Speed Internet Access, and Wi-Fi services and its NuConcierge Resident Amenity portal to multi-dwelling unit and commercial properties in New York, New Jersey and San Francisco. For more information, please visit: www.nuvisions.tv.
About MSTI Holdings, Inc.
MSTI Holdings, Inc. (MSHI.OB) is a communications technology company that specializes in video to the desktop, video conferencing, distance learning, two-way data, and Internet access services. MSTI offers complete sales, installation, and service of VSAT and business television networks, and is a full-service national Internet Service Provider (ISP), offering the latest in web hosting and design. MSTI's MST (NuVisions(TM)) offers satellite television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Telephone services and its NuConcierge Resident Amenity portal to multi-family residences, commercial buildings, and institutional owners. MSTI delivers its services using microwave and fiber optic technology for superior performance, and now offers 75+ channels of high definition television (HDTV). MSTI also operates its Interactive Wi-Fi hot-zone system that offers wireless Internet service in large geographic areas of New York City and New Jersey , and deploys its Powerline Communications (PLC) technology for multiple applications, including High Speed Internet, Video Teleconferencing, Intercom, Video Surveillance and Smart Building solutions in apartment buildings, hotels, and business environments. For more information, visit our website at mst-online.com
For all IR inquiries and interviews with MSTI Holdings, Inc. and MST (NuVisions(TM)) CEO and founder Frank T. Matarazzo, please contact Harrison Wise, 646-290-1717, PR@mst-online.com.
Telkonet's unique broadband networking solutions currently support more than 2 million network users per month, with its energy management systems optimizing energy consumption in over 90,000 rooms. Telkonet's technology innovation is underpinned by the highest level of end-to-end quality of service, with comprehensive technical customer support. Its systems deliver wide-ranging functionality, from wired and wireless high-speed Internet access to energy management, IP surveillance and local area networking. Telkonet's platforms are widely deployed on the global stage - in single buildings and ships, in multi-building complexes, hospitality venues and multi-dwelling units, and at government, education and defense locations.
Telkonet's innovations include the revolutionary Telkonet Series 5 and the Telkonet iWire System(TM), which convert a site's existing internal electrical infrastructure into an IP network backbone - quickly, cost-effectively and without disruption. The portfolio also includes the integrated EthoStream product suite, providing a comprehensive and advanced technology management platform for the hospitality industry, differentiated by outstanding remote management tools and a dedicated customer support facility. Telkonet SmartEnergy(TM) completes the line-up, delivering typical bottom line savings of 30% by controlling in-room energy consumption according to occupancy. For more information, please visit www.telkonet.com.
CONTACT: Harrison Wise, +1-646-290-1717, PR@mst-online.com