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Extreme Networks ships wireless LAN access points with 802.11n performance and simplified power installation

  • 11 July, 2008 15:12

<p>SYDNEY, July 11, 2008 – Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) has announced the shipment of its Altitude™ 450/451 802.11n type Wireless LAN Access Points (APs).</p>
<p>The new APs can be installed easily and practically using a single Ethernet cable and PoE switch port supporting 802.3af PoE standards, providing significant enhancements that remove the hassle of power injectors or separate cable plant.</p>
<p>Raritan Valley Community College of New Jersey has tested Extreme Networks® 802.11n wireless LAN solution in advance of deploying 802.11n. The campus expects to benefit from the increased throughput and range with Extreme Networks’ Altitude Access Points as more students and staff are depending on fast wireless connectivity in addition to emergency services at the campus that are currently being evaluated.</p>
<p>“For emergency management purposes, 802.11n wireless LAN technology makes a lot of sense,” said Joe Kleiner, network manager for Raritan Valley Community Colleges. “We have recently assessed our emergency management needs and found that if a mobile command centre was set-up, that 802.11n wireless technology would be ideal due to its longer range and consistent performance.”</p>
<p>Extreme Networks’ Altitude 450/451 (11n) APs are high performance access points that enhance wireless LAN performance supporting data and convergence. They provide up to 300 Mbps over- the-air, and 160 Mbps (TCP payload) throughput per radio. This is a part of Extreme Networks comprehensive wireless LAN portfolio featuring the Summit® WM wireless system that offers a distributed wireless LAN architecture with intelligent traffic management to optimise the performance of the existing wired network, even with an increase of 5 times the wireless traffic. This solution provides a scalable, enterprise-grade Wireless LAN solution supporting services for high speed multimedia applications and real-time voice without the need to forklift upgrade the WLAN controller or the core network.</p>
<p>Recent tests have demonstrated that maximum power sourced from the Extreme Networks switch port to be 12.2W with maximum bandwidth throughput of over 280 Mbps (TCP streams) from Extreme Altitude 450/451Access Point. These tests were performed by Craig Mathias, founder and principal of the wireless communications and mobile computing advisory firm Farpoint Group.</p>
<p>“The results of testing Extreme Networks Summit WM and Altitude 450/451 Access Points were impressive,” said Mathias. “Extreme can today deliver full 802.11n performance using a single Ethernet cable and 802.3af power. This gives customers the benefits of simplified design and installation, as well as lower costs, while benefiting from the fundamental improvements in 802.11n technology.”</p>
<p>“Customers demand the performance and ease of 802.11n technology without the added complexity of wiring separately for increased power requirements or replacing their wireless LAN controllers,” said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, vice president and general manager for the Emerging Products Group at Extreme Networks. “To solve this, Extreme Networks is providing a powerful wireless solution that can be tailored for businesses of all sizes while scaling enormously for bandwidth hungry applications and mobility services.”</p>
<p>Extreme Networks, Inc.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks designs, builds, and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that help solve the toughest business communications challenges. The company’s commitment to open networking sets us apart from the alternatives by delivering meaningful insight and unprecedented control to applications and services. Extreme Networks believes that openness is the best foundation for growth, freedom, flexibility and choice. The company’s focus is on enterprises and service providers who demand high performance, converged networks that support voice, video and data over a wired and wireless infrastructure. For more information, visit:</p>
<p>Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to fit of products to the marketplace and sales performance are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (</p>
<p>Extreme Networks, Altitute and Summit are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>For more information:</p>
<p>Aaron Condon, Extreme Networks
+61.2.8912 2401</p>

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