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Extreme Networks Equips FCC North America Manufacturing Facilities with Reliable Wi-Fi Connectivity
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 04:46:19 PM

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Extreme's Software-Driven Solutions Provide Reliable Coverage, Visibility and Control For The Company's 1,800 Employees Across Four 500,000 Square-Foot Manufacturing Facilities

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced that FCC North America, a clutch assembly manufacturer, selected Extreme's software-driven end-to-end networking solutions to power its wired and wireless infrastructure throughout the company's four manufacturing facilities. Purchasing the technology through Extreme's partner, Qubit Networks, FCC partnered with Extreme to replace its antiquated wired and wireless technology with updated and dependable network solutions. The combination of Extreme's high density wired and wireless technology with its management system supports the network's growing number of users and devices while also enabling the FCC networking team to easily troubleshoot and manage activity across the network.

FCC deployed ExtremeSwitching™, ExtremeWireless™, ExtremeControl™, ExtremeManagement™ and ExtremeAnalytics™ to deliver uninterrupted, unified wireless service throughout its facilities, enabling employees on the manufacturing floor to seamlessly input data into the company's systems. With its new, fully updated system, FCC can ensure appropriately distributed bandwidth and an improved experience for all employees, positioning its network infrastructure for future growth.

Key Facts

  • Enhanced Network Solution - Extreme delivered an easy-to-use and managed wired and wireless network that now supports more than 1,800 FCC employees across four 500,000 square-foot facilities in the United States.
  • Full Extreme Product Portfolio - FCC implemented a full Extreme solution which is utilized by every employee. The solution includes ExtremeAnalytics to provide understanding around user engagement, optimize application performance, and improve user experience from the executive offices to the manufacturing plant floor, and ExtremeWireless to power connectivity for every workstation from PC, to tablet, to laptop.
  • Updated Switching Controls - FCC installed ExtremeSwitching for industry-specific features that provide a consistent end user experience across the network, improved network security and greater visibility when used in conjunction with the ExtremeControl Platform.
  • Integrated Management Platform - ExtremeControl will be used to deliver an integrated management suite and increased visibility of the facility-wide wired and wireless network, and ExtremeManagement will manage the entire FCC network through a single, scalable interface.
  • Reliable Solutions Provider - FCC purchased Extreme's solutions from Qubit Networks, which is based out of La Porte, Indiana, and focuses on the implementation and support of enterprise level technology solutions for businesses of all sizes.

Executive Perspectives

Todd Nicholson, VP Vertical Market Business Units, Extreme Networks "Together with Qubit Networks, we've worked hard to deliver software-driven networking solutions with superior visibility and control to FCC that enable better employee experiences across the entire manufacturing floor. Extreme seamlessly addressed FCC's network requirements to provide pervasive connectivity to all 1,800 employees. FCC has continuously supported Extreme as we work to expand our solutions into the manufacturing industry, and we're proud that our software-driven solutions are able to empower them."

Michael Hunt, ERP Systems and IT Manager, FCC North America "We work very closely with Qubit Networks, and value their choice in product offerings. Along with their dependable Wi-Fi solutions, Extreme Networks also has the repute with Qubit that we were looking for. We knew we needed a solution provider that is both reliable and could support us as a partner and Extreme quickly emerged as our top choice. Our software runs every aspect of our business and Extreme's products serve as an enabling infrastructure which we wouldn't be able to build or grow our business without."

Ryan Seaburg, CEO, Qubit Networks "We are a very loyal vendor and we prefer to sell products that we will be able to support for years to come. Extreme Networks stood out to us as a company with core principles that align with our own, because they genuinely care about their customers. In order to be successful, FCC required a network infrastructure that was solid, easy to manage and highly visible to the team. Extreme has continued to provide reliable solutions that we are proud to resell to our customers."

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