SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leader in high performance networking, today announced that it has teamed up with Axis Communications to provide the wired and wireless infrastructure needed to deliver complete video surveillance during the 2014 Little League Baseball World Series that is currently underway. Together, the companies are enhancing the overall security of players and fans alike.
This year, Extreme Networks is making its debut protecting the series joining Axis as it enters its fifth year. To secure 350,000 expected spectators during the ten day event, Extreme Networks is providing its Summit® X430 series Gigabit Ethernet switches to form the backbone of the state of the art security solution. Extreme Networks' solutions complement the stadium's access control network and are connecting more than 40 Axis Communications IP-based digital video surveillance cameras throughout the complex.
"Protecting the safety of our athletes and fans is always a priority, and we expect this year's event to attract an even larger audience as it is the 75th year anniversary of Little League Baseball," said Jim Ferguson, director of security for Little League Baseball and Softball. "Together, with the high standard technological support of Extreme Networks and Axis, we will provide a safe and secure environment to fans, workers, players and other participants."
The 2014 Little League World Series will mark the 68th edition of the tournament, and eight teams from the United States and eight international teams will compete. The ten day tournament will come to a conclusion on Sunday, Aug. 24 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, a small town that has become famous for hosting the tournament for over six decades. With tens of thousands of spectators visiting the town of 6,500, it is imperative to have high quality, reliable technology that can be setup quickly. Utilizing technology that protects the security of the town's residents and visitors is critical to the success of this treasured event. Video surveillance will constantly be monitored throughout the venue, including all entry points of the complex, scoreboards and the outfield - easing concerns of parents and guardians by keeping eyes on unaccompanied minors.
Security Product Highlights
Extreme Networks' Summit switches promote deployment simplicity of the surveillance network due to software automation through the ExtremeXOS® operating system, automating key configuration and management policy settings across the infrastructure. The Extreme Networks' Summit X430 switches boast enabled network convergence, high availability and resiliency, programmable extensibility, scalability for future network growth, comprehensive security features and high performance, high bandwidth and non-blocking architecture.
For video surveillance, the LLWS team has added the latest IP camera technology from Axis Communications to its existing network of Axis cameras. From discreet bullet style and pin hole cameras to fixed dome network cameras that provide panoramic views of the stadium, the LLWS is taking full advantage of a wide range of Axis technologies.
New for the 2014 tournament, the LLWS deployed the most advanced AXIS Q60 Series pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras to manage crowd safety at the packed event. Installed in a number of locations, including the stadium scoreboard, the outdoor-ready AXIS Q6044-E and AXIS Q6045-E PTZ Network Cameras provide precision control, 30x optical zoom and HDTV-quality resolution. The cameras' responsive performance and unique vantage point help security staff to quickly scan crowds to locate lost children, track suspicious packages or vehicles and zero into any area of concern with high detail.
The Axis cameras' open platform allows close integration with the Extreme Networks switches, and their Power over Ethernet capabilities assisted with the speedy installation of the wireless infrastructure required in temporary surveillance systems.
"This year, together with Extreme's high-class wireless infrastructure, we were able to double the amount of wireless surveillance," said Robert Muehlbauer, business development programs manager of Axis Communications, Inc. "From entry points to the main scoreboard of the Howard J. Lamade Stadium, we have worked with our trusted technology teammates to equip this legendary event with the most sophisticated surveillance available."
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Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and market leading service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control. Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security. Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.extremenetworks.com.
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