SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 24, 2017 — Faced with a rise in the number of technology devices used by residents, visitors, and employees, cities are turning to wireless and wired solutions to increase operational efficiencies, promote economic growth and improve the quality of life for citizens.
To support its increased role in providing seamless wireless networking solutions to smart cities, Extreme Networks (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced that the City of Troy, Alabama selected Extreme’s software-driven end-to-end networking technology to provide reliable, fast, and secure connectivity across 70 locations.
As a result, the City of Troy expanded its BYOD program to accommodate more than 10,000 wired and wireless devices with enhanced network reliability throughout areas including parks and recreational facilities, its public library, and senior complex.
With a desire to streamline the city’s networking platform, and with a need for updated power and reliability, the City of Troy replaced its networking equipment from Cisco, Juniper, and others, with Extreme’s end-to-end technology solution.
Following Troy’s decision to standardize with Extreme, the City has increased redundancy, which is especially important for the police department and their 911 operations, as network downtime is no longer a concern. Standardizing the network has also simplified operations for the City of Troy IT staff and brought time and significant cost savings to Troy’s employees, residents and visitors.
The City of Troy is using ExtremeManagement™ software for streamlined management, visibility and control of its wired and wireless enterprise networking solutions. Both of these solutions are supported by Extreme’s underlying ExtremeXOS™ network operating system, which provides the high performance and rich features required for each unique environment.
Troy also standardized and simplified its switching platform with ExtremeSwitching™ to provide fast and reliable network connectivity for 70 locations, including its parks, recreational facilities, Colley Senior Complex, and the Troy Public…
Source: Mobile Tech Today