National Geographic : 1987 Jul
cardboard template shown). This allows businesses to...well, unify all their data and voice communi cations. And not just between AT&T phones and AT&T computers. It welcomes all denom inations. The result is that you don't have to be at where already take them for granted. Automatic bank tellers, the new flexible investment accounts and just-in time manufacturing are only a few exam ples. The potential is tremendous. And as phones grow more powerful and computers grow ....... h, I1A1 1 benefits to all of us S1d en . " will grow only more Suddeltye abundant there are 250 million more computers inAmerica. You probably don't think of a piece of cardboard as a high technology peripheral. But this simple AT&T cardboard tem plate helps release the considerable com puter power latent in a common telephone. Because behind every telephone is not just communications technology but com puter technology as well. In fact, the people at AT&T Bell Labora tories are merging these technologies so that voice and data can share the same networks. One example of their success is AT&T Unified Messaging (which employs the the PC in your office to get your electronic mail. With AT&T Unified Messaging, you can also access your mail from any phone anywhere. Asynthesized voice reads it to you. Now that voice and data can share the same networks, infor mation is more acces sible, more usable and, therefore, more valu able than ever before. You see, data net works not only move information instantly they can also interpret, rearrange, and apply it in the most useful way All automatically And though the benefits of data net working are still fairly new, people every- AT&T The right choice.