AVT Names Sprint Preferred Connectivity Provider For Its Automated Retail Solutions

AVT, Inc. (OTC: AVTC.PK), a leader in automated retailing, has selected Sprint (NYSE: S) as its preferred wireless carrier. Sprint will provide wireless network services for deployments where AVT provides connectivity for its vending customers. Sprint is delivering the service through its Emerging Solutions Group, which offers machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions for businesses and consumers.

AVT’s wide range of vending and self-service solutions include automated centers that redefine the retailing experience - with sophisticated robotic arms that consumers can watch dispense up to 150 products. Retailers benefit from this and other AVT solutions through reduced costs, expanded store hours, new digital advertising opportunities, customizable branding solutions, and the ability to open new product categories and points of distribution. AVT products and services include custom-designed user interfaces and high-end Premium Retail Environments (PREs) that can replace a retail store or expand an existing store. AVT PREs feature such systems as The Airport, The Cosmetic Store, The Premium Hotel, The University and The Premium Store Front.

“Reliable and secure wireless connectivity is crucial to the next-generation consumer vending experience,” said James Winsor, chief executive officer-AVT, Inc. “Sprint delivers the advanced network capabilities needed to support our proprietary smart-vending solutions, including the ability to remotely manage systems and use Web technology to access real-time sales, inventory and system diagnostic information.”

AVT and Sprint will showcase a large AVT automated retailing center at the National Automated Merchandising Association’s NAMA One Show SM at Booth # 414 held April 25-27 in Las Vegas.

“Sprint is proud to be selected as the preferred provider of AVT,” said Wayne Ward, vice president-Emerging Solutions, Sprint. “AVT is recognized for its innovative leadership in the rapidly growing automated retailing industry, and Sprint has the experience and technology to meet their most sophisticated requirements. These include our comprehensive M2M resources and the unique architecture of Sprint’s Network Vision plan.”

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