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Baltimore Ravens Install High Density Wi-Fi at M&T Bank Stadium with Extreme Networks and PCM
Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 02:12:10 PM

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M&T Bank Stadium Will Implement Extreme Networks' Wireless Solution to Help Meet the Game Day Needs of Over 71,000 Fans

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) and PCM Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) today announced a strategic relationship with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League to implement Extreme Networks' Wi-Fi connectivity at M&T Bank Stadium. The project, which will be completed by the 2015 season kickoff, showcases the Ravens' efforts to provide a state of the art high density Wi-Fi network outfitted with Extreme Networks' end-to-end wireless solution.

To support the new network, the Ravens will build a new main distribution frame (MDF) in the stadium and will deploy approximately 800 Extreme Networks' Wi-Fi Access Points (APs). The project includes a full wired, wireless and management software networking solution from Extreme Networks in the data center built by PCM. PCM designed the Wi-Fi coverage model, working alongside the Ravens and Extreme Networks, and will deploy the infrastructure technology components to the unique specification required for M&T Bank Stadium. As in other NFL venues, Extreme Networks and YinzCam have teamed together to provide a fully integrated Ravens mobile application.

Key Facts

  • Extreme Networks and PCM will install a high-density Extreme Networks Wi-Fi solution to provide free Wi-Fi access to fans and guests visiting M&T Bank Stadium.
  • The Baltimore Ravens' mobile application is available to download for video, news, photos, replays, multiple camera angles, NFL Red Zone, statistics, stadium guides and more.
  • The Extreme Networks' Wi-Fi solution is designed to allow fans at M&T Bank Stadium, which has a seating capacity of over 71,000, the bandwidth to concurrently access and use multimedia applications without interruption.
  • PCM's Sports & Entertainment Group is implementing the high-density wireless solution as well as all supporting cabling plant infrastructure and technology.
  • The Extreme Networks solution will power a dedicated social hub and moderated social feed that will display relevant content from Instagram and Twitter.

Executive Perspectives

Dick Cass, President, Baltimore Ravens "Today's fan experience hinges on reliable connectivity and we're proud to join forces with Extreme Networks and PCM to deliver it to each and every guest that enters M&T Bank Stadium. The free and reliable Wi-Fi equipped throughout the venue will enable an unmatched level of connectivity to deliver on the immersive experience fans today are after. The Baltimore Ravens organization is truly committed to delivering cutting edge technology to provide our fans with a game day experience that they cannot get at home."

Jay Miley, President, PCM "PCM's work with Extreme Networks enables organizations to enhance the fan experience and deliver improved Wi-Fi connectivity to stadiums across the country. We're proud to work with the Baltimore Ravens to provide simplicity through a centralized Wi-Fi management system and a robust wireless platform, equipping fans with all of the information they need on game day."

Norman Rice, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Corporate Development, Extreme Networks "Extreme Networks' project with the Baltimore Ravens exemplifies our commitment to providing a top, high quality experience for the fans. Together with PCM, we are delivering the service, performance and reliability that defines the reason customers around the world chose Extreme to solve their connectivity challenges."

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