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Extreme Networks Expands Classroom Solutions
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 02:05:51 PM

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Schools Increasingly Rely on Connectivity Solutions with Policy and Analytics to Implement Personalized Learning and BYOD Initiatives

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced new customers and increased adoption of its connectivity solutions in the K-12 education market. With the recent overhaul of the E-rate program, reliable Internet access is a national priority for today's schools. In addition to equipping school districts across the country with reliable Wi-Fi access, Extreme Networks is helping education IT administrators improve network access, bandwidth control, application connectivity and analytics with its solutions platform. Extreme Networks' connectivity solutions provide affordable Internet access and world-class features to teachers, students and administrators. These solutions will be showcased at ISTE 2015 this week, where attendees can hear more about the company's solutions and industry trends at booth #2528.

Customer & Program Highlights

  • Hardin County School District in Kentucky will use Extreme's infrastructure and analytics technology to better manage its network, gain insight into users' applications and network behavior and provide easy network access to any mobile device for its 16,000 users.
  • To support collaboration and personalized learning, the Stonington Public School District needed to meet the mobile needs of 3,000 users across six schools and seven buildings in Connecticut. The District chose Extreme to deploy an enterprise wireless network that would allow them to roll out BYOD, deploy a virtual desktop infrastructure and manage the entire infrastructure from a single screen.
  • Google Chromebooks have been embraced rapidly as students' device of choice in the classroom. Using Extreme's infrastructure, school districts nationwide have been deploying Chromebooks to enable personalized learning, increase collaboration and to help facilitate online testing.
  • Extreme's strategic relationship with the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF) continues to expand. Powered by Extreme, the Heart of a Hall of Famer series allows students to hear directly from Hall of Fame players about how to achieve success on and off the field.

Customer Perspectives

Jason Jones, Director of Technology, Stonington Public Schools "As a district, we are committed to leveraging technology to develop and improve student learning, and prepare our students for today's technical workforce. There was an urgent need to provide our users with a reliable, high-performance enterprise wireless environment. By leveraging Extreme Networks' technology, not only have we implemented an entire wireless network that supports BYOD, but we've also deployed a virtual desktop infrastructure that allows our IT team to centrally manage the entire network from a single screen."

Steve Boone, Network Administrator & Computer Operations Manager, Hardin County School District "Our district required infrastructure and analytics technology to support the needs of our students, teachers and IT staff. Partnering with Extreme Networks gave us seamless, secure wireless access that allowed us to roll-out a BYOD initiative and provide easy network access to all types of devices, while simultaneously preserving network security and protecting the privacy and safety of all students."

Jonathan Kidwell, Director of Education, Extreme Networks "Wi-Fi access is no longer a nicety; it's a necessity. Providing students with 21st century educational tools and the power of wireless-enabled digital learning tools cannot be overlooked. As educators nationwide come together to close the Wi-Fi gap in America's schools, we're proud to be teaming with leading school districts across the globe to give them the tools their students need to succeed."

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