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|Extreme Networks and Carousel Industries Power the 2016 NHL Draft Through Advanced Wi-Fi and Analytics at First Niagara Center|
|Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:22:56 AM|
First Niagara Center Marks the Companies' Second Joint Wi-Fi Solutions Deployment in Buffalo
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced a strategic relationship with the National Hockey League's (NHL) Buffalo Sabres to deliver pervasive and secure high-density Wi-Fi in the First Niagara Center ahead of the 2016 NHL Draft. The draft, which will take place June 24-25, 2016, is expected to attract over 20,000 attendees, including the teams, press and fans. Extreme Networks and partner Carousel Industries have implemented two large scale venue Wi-Fi deployments in Buffalo, N.Y.: Ralph Wilson Stadium and First Niagara Center.
To implement an arena-wide Wi-Fi solution, Extreme sought to meet specific operational requirements that would deliver reliable mobile connectivity for stadium operations and an interactive experience for fans. The Buffalo Sabres deployed Extreme's full connectivity and analytics solutions, which included 450 ExtremeWireless™ access points and wireless controllers, ExtremeManagement™, ExtremeControl™, and ExtremeAnalytics™ to enhance Wi-Fi connectivity, improve game day operations and support mobile services such as ticketing and concessions. The deployment serves as the industry's first 802.11ac Wave 2 implementation to be completed in an arena environment.
In 2015, Extreme Networks and Carousel Industries completed a similar project for the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. This implementation exceeded performance and adoption rates typically seen across large venues nationwide, with over 37 percent of fans adopting the new network to take advantage of free, uninterrupted Wi-Fi service.
Wi-Fi Deployment Key Facts
John Brams, Director of Sports & Entertainment, Extreme Networks
James Marsh, Chief Revenue Officer, Carousel Industries