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CNET News Video: AT&T exec runs through new home security, automation biz

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CNET News Video: AT&T exec runs through new home security, automation biz

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Glenn Lurie, head of AT&T's connected devices business, shows CNET how to control a home with an iPad.

It's Roger Cheng (??) CNET and I'm here with Glenn (Lory?) AT&T. We're here in a (hundred year?) home in (??) to talk about AT&T new digital connected home so Glenns tell me more about it. Well it's called digital life. The goal here so we make everybody's lives better and more simplistic. Yeah we're releasing a platform that will out and take over old security old through full automation in the home. All IP, all digital first one in the US. And the (maximum?) security in AT&T is (??) business what's so personal. We absolutely it's not we (??) look. We always look for opportunities that are adjacent to our business, number one we wanna look go revenue for our share holders, this business is really right (??) small players. We got the largest player at 6 millions subs. We really think we can come in and really change the game and I mean that from pure innovation brand new type of offerings all IP are very so flexible and they allow us to really change people homes and (??) IP network talk on multiple devices that are connecting the home. Give us some examples what can you do with this digital (??). So a guy here in actually show and you can take a look at this. This is the interface and by the way this is the product. This is the face of digital (??) will be. It pains takenly build this to be simple to be (??) so anybody can use it. This allows you to show you the kitchen of the home (??). It allows you to look some of the programs you can set. You can actually set a program when you walk in the morning, one button push, turns on your coffee maker which is actually right back there unlocks your door which is right over here and also it bring down your sun shade all in one program for example. The key to this, you can there's can control (??) all be control with your iPad, your iPhone, your android phone, your window's phone so we're gonna use all of assets and build this beautiful application that is again super simple also if you look close to this you can see the two cameras that are right now rolling outside. You can actually look on your front door, another example might be the door bell rings and I'm back here in the kitchen. This is a very big home and I could press the button so use up my front door and talk to them 'cause this is a camera with a microphone out front beside if I wanna let them in or decide if I wanna go over the door and talk to them so this is does everything, garage doors, thermostat helps you can track the energy you're using so we are gonna completely digitize the home. We're gonna offer full security A to Z full automation all in one platform and we're gonna put on an application that makes it simple. And so I don't live in AT&T territory, I actually live in the (??) one am I able to get the (??). Yeah. So this product will launching first of all we're launching our trial markets which we've announced, we're gonna launch those in Atlanta and in Dallas, third quarter soon. Yeah well. Well we said we're launching the (??) 2012 and then this will be a nationwide offer so the beauty is this is a wireless product the controllers that controls (??) in your home is bring your own broadband as well as has 3D wireless connectivity as well. We're done in season (??) security. Right. We have two pipes and also which we use those, those pipes are different applications. So this is the nationwide offer. So we're gonna go anywhere now we sell AT&T Wireless services there will be on (??) in your home. Excellent. Thanks a lot, Glenn. It's Roger Cheng CNET.

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