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 HighlightsExtreme 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.