AT-NET Acquires Adsyg of Gastonia NC

AT-NET Acquires Adsyg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 1, 2005

Charlotte’s AT-NET Buys Established IT Company Based In Gaston County

CHARLOTTE – AT-NET Services Inc., a Charlotte-based systems integration company, has purchased Adsyg, Inc., a 21-year-old Gastonia information technology firm.

Jeffrey King, president of AT-NET, said the deal was consummated on July 29. Neither King nor Dan Dunkin, president of Adsyg Inc., disclosed financial terms. Dunkin becomes Manager of Engineering for AT-NET King said.

With the acquisition, AT-NET increases it customer base to almost 1,000 clients. Like AT-NET, Adsyg concentrated on small- and medium-sized businesses with 20 to 1,500 employees, located mainly in the Greater Charlotte region.

Already strong in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), King said the acquisition makes AT-NET even more proficient in providing telephony service. The acquisition will help AT-NET offer VoIP at more economical prices, he said.

“VoIP is just one example of how our combined resources and competencies will help us offer even more services to our clients,” King said. Customers of the combined company will see a reduction in costs for lines, long distance and changes to their telephone systems, he added.

“We will offer our customers an even more comprehensive approach to solving their information technology challenges,” King said.

AT-NET moved into offices in Charlotte’s Rubin Business Center on Barringer Drive in November 2004. The combined company will continue to operate from that Southwest Charlotte location. The Adsyg office on South New Hope Road in Gastonia will close and the five service engineers of Adsyg will work for AT-NET in Gaston County. Total employment for AT-NET jumps to 16.

AT-NET uses products from a variety of vendors, including Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Netscreen, Compaq, Hubble and Citrix.

King started AT-NET in 1998. The company maintains a primary data center on Rose Lake Drive in Charlotte and a secondary data center at its offices on Barringer Drive.

AT-NET will continue to emphasize its core competencies, King said. These are:

LAN/WAN systems: design, integration, analysis and performance enhancements.

Security: audit, VPN, firewall, encryption, SSL/HTTPS, URL filtering and Intrusion Detection Systems.

Media: design and install wireless towers as well as wireless, fiber optic and copper-based networks.

Hardware/Software: design, source, install and maintain.

ISP/ASP Services: hosting, Internet access, co-location anti-spam, virus scanning, disaster recovery, off-site backups (e-vaulting), and hot standby servers.

IP Telephony: design, install, support source bandwidth, gateways and Cisco AAVID systems.

For More Information: Jeffrey King, (704) 523-2549, jeff.king@at-net.net

                                       Ellison Clary, (704) 344-0893, eclary@carolina.rr.com