Extreme Networks Announces Audio Video Bridging (AVB, IEEE 802.1Q) Support Delivering Easily Deployable High Quality Audio Video

  Extreme Networks Announces Audio Video Bridging (AVB, IEEE 802.1Q) Support
  Delivering Easily Deployable High Quality Audio Video (AV) Across Ethernet

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Extreme Networks, Inc.
(Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced Audio Video Bridging (AVB 802.1Q) technology
available with its enterprise class Summit® fixed Ethernet switches, helping
to revolutionize high quality audio and video (AV) deployments for a multitude
of environments, such as auditoriums, studios, stadiums, conference rooms and
other event sites using the network. Additionally, Extreme Networks is teaming
with leading names in professional AV such as Axon, Biamp Systems, Meyer Sound
and Harman.

The benefits of AVB-based systems include simplified cabling and improved
audio video delivery with synchronization, integrated quality of service and
low latency delivered over an open, multi-vendor standard. Just as
technologies like VoIP, wireless LAN and IP storage benefit from cost
improvements and added functionality and improvements, professional AV will
also see the fruits of convergence.

Extreme Networks is present this week at the AVnu Alliance booth at Integrated
Systems Europe (ISE), held in Amsterdam, known as the premiere professional
audiovisual conference. As a member of the AVnu Alliance, Extreme Networks
supports an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional
quality audio and video converged over Ethernet at various link layers.

"The desire, by professional audio and video professionals, for an
enterprise-class AVB switch solution has been met today by a
globally-respected manufacturer of IT hardware. It's welcome news for our
Soundweb London AVB devices and for forthcoming complementary Harman
products," said Iain Gregory, Market Manager at Harman Signal Processing.
"Broader adoption of Ethernet-based professional AV systems widens the
possibilities for deployment of media-rich applications, giving our customers
terrific advantages at lower costs."

"AVB provides the superior flexibility for integrating various types of media
into one AV system," said Matt Czyzewski, Executive Vice President of
Operations for Biamp Systems. "Which is why we built Tesira^® with a scalable
digital media backbone. Whether it's a multi-media system for an event venue,
university campus, conference center or corporate boardroom the wide-range
support of AVB on Extreme Networks' enterprise-class switches provides the
required bandwidth, security and reliability needed for successful
installations."

"AVB offers a path based on open standards that leverages Ethernet to reduce
costs within key applications, including TV production and broadcast," said
Jan Eveleens, president and CEO of Axon. "It is good to see a complete set of
proven products from Extreme Networks supporting AVB that provide us with
high-speed interfaces, manageability and high availability."

AVB interoperability will benefit hundreds of different types of venues
highlighted by corporate conference rooms, TV/Radio studios, auditoriums,
stadiums and resorts. The benefits of AVB technology include reduced
complexity of cabling and installations for audio and video solutions, ease of
use through interoperability between networking devices, and reduced the need
for complex network setup and management, as the infrastructure itself
negotiates and manages the network for optimal prioritized media transport.

AVB technology can simplify system design and maintenance with the
standards-based technology applying to both end-point devices and switched
networks.

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About Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks is a technology leader in high-performance Ethernet switching
for cloud, data center and mobile networks. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Extreme
Networks has more than 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries. For more
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