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The National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings Score with High Density Wi-Fi from Extreme Networks and SignalShare
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 02:00:47 PM

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Newly Wired Joe Louis Arena Connects Fans and Venue for Exceptional Live Experience

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leader in high performance networking, and SignalShare, the leading provider of mobile engagement solutions for mass audiences, today announced that the National Hockey League's (NHL) Detroit Red Wings have selected and deployed the companies' high-density Wi-Fi solution at Hockeytown's Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

Today's fans demand a highly immersive game day experience that includes connecting with their personal mobile devices to interact with the venue, and share their experiences over social media with family and friends. The Detroit Red Wings are taking a progressive stance with wireless technology and the fan experience - providing fast-performing Wi-Fi throughout the arena, with an eye toward much deeper fan engagement.

"Reliable connectivity is a must as we look to provide an unmatched live game experience for Red Wings fans when attending Joe Louis Arena," said Tom Wilson, president & CEO, Olympia Entertainment. "SignalShare and Extreme Networks are providing the Red Wings with a solid network and the tools to truly engage our fans on their mobile devices through new services, contests and social media - all delivered to the palm of their hand. We are very excited about what this means for Detroit fans both now and in the future."

SignalShare Live-Fi is a cloud platform that helps venues and event organizers connect with a live audience and use data-driven insight to engage fans and target promotions. Extreme's IdentiFiŽ Wireless is a state-of-the art wireless platform that delivers the high-density performance and RF coverage tailored for indoor and outdoor arenas and stadiums, and is already deployed today by multiple NFL teams and at the stadiums and arenas of Division I universities.

Together, these high-tech companies provide an end-to-end audience engagement solution, delivering reliable connectivity and an interactive in-game mobile experience to the more than 800,000 hockey fans that visit Detroit's Joe Louis Arena each season.

"SignalShare is thrilled to be working with the Red Wings - a storied franchise, with fans passionate about their team and the in-game experience," said Joe Costanzo, founder and CTO, SignalShare. "With this deployment, fans receive always-on mobile Internet access, while the team gains a new platform to communicate, interact with, surprise and delight attendees."

"The Detroit Red Wings have always been committed to delivering great experiences for their fans and are now using Extreme's Wi-Fi technology to take it a step further, enabling the Red Wings to provide fast and reliable access to thousands of fans for their mobile needs," said Norman Rice, senior vice president of corporate development for Extreme Networks. "We are proud to have the Red Wings as our first NHL arena and look forward to a great relationship."

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