University of New Hampshire Partners with Enterasys to Bring Wi-Fi to the Whittemore Center Arena

  University of New Hampshire Partners with Enterasys to Bring Wi-Fi to the
                           Whittemore Center Arena

100 Percent High Speed Wi-Fi Coverage Promotes a Digitally Immersive User

PR Newswire

SALEM, N.H., April 30, 2013

SALEM, N.H., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Enterasys Networks, a Siemens
Enterprise Communications Company, will bring 100 percent wireless network
access to the University of New Hampshire's (UNH) Whittemore Center, the
university's multi-purpose arena that services over a quarter of a million
guests each year.

The deployment at UNH will expand wireless capacity exponentially and provide
visitors with a more connected and immersive experience at the Whittemore
Center. The expansion highlights Enterasys and UNH's joint mission to deliver
fast and secure Wi-Fi for students, faculty, staff and guests across the
entirety of the campus, which now includes residence halls, academic buildings
and athletic facilities.

Key Facts

  oEnterasys will provide 100 percent Wi-Fi access in this hyper-dense
    environment that includes up to 7,500 users at a time. 
  oThe technology will enable a more interactive and digitally immersive
    experience through the use of Enterasys' IdentiFi Wi-Fi, NetSight
    management and B-Series stackable switches.
  oDue to limited bandwidth, UNH's Whittemore Center wasn't able to support a
    high capacity of mobile devices. The wireless network will allow guests to
    bring their own device without fear of interruption and limited
    connectivity. At the same time, the solution enables UNH to easily manage
    and control the massive influx of wireless devices by providing
    centralized visibility and granular control of the enterprise network
    resources end to end.
  oThe installation will take place over the summer and will be finalized
    before the start of the fall semester and hockey season. 
  oUNH already employs Enterasys Wi-Fi in its residence halls, academic
    buildings and outdoor areas.

Executive Perspectives
Joanna Young, CIO, University of New Hampshire
"At its core, today's announcement highlights UNH's mission to advancing
education and event experience for all those on our campus and Enterasys has
been with us every step of the way. The combination of Enterasys' flexibility,
deep understanding of our needs and focus on providing superior customer
service is what makes them a truly valued partner. They've shown that they are
not only committed to UNH, but to the greater New Hampshire community."

Amber Lilyestrom, Associate Athletic Director for Marketing & Strategic
"Whether at a hockey game or a concert, guests today crave an interactive and
personal experience that can only be delivered through Wi-Fi enabled devices.
Fans demand social media access to share excitement about the Wildcats'
winning goal. When attending a trade show, visitors want to check their social
media and e-mail onsite, from a fast and secure location. These are just a few
ways our work with Enterasys will positively affect Whittemore Center guests,
and we're excited to offer them an experience unlike other arenas."

Vala Afshar, Chief Customer Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, Enterasys
"Demand for highly available and secure Wi-Fi access at sporting venues is
growing at a rapid pace. While most college and even professional-level arenas
still rely on 3G and 4G cellular service for Internet access, UNH is a prime
example of how wireless technology can be used to accelerate not only
learning, but the quality of events and games. I have no doubt that similar
institutions will look at the Whittemore Center as the example of what they
should strive to be."

Additional Resources

  oEnterasys Higher Education Solutions
  oEnterasys Hospitality Solutions
  oVideo Testimonial with Joanna Young, CIO, UNH
  oEnterasys Social Media Newsroom
  oConnect with Enterasys via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and

About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified
communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of
all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and
quality to the world's most successful companies, backed by a world-class
services portfolio which includes international multi-vendor managed and
outsourcing capabilities.

Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient
collaboration experience – on any device – which amplifies collective effort
and dramatically improves business performance.

Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the
standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver
better results.

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The Gores Group and
Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of network
infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and complete
enterprise communications solutions portfolio.

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Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG is a Trademark Licensee of
Siemens AG.

Media Contacts:

Jason King
Enterasys Networks
+1 603 952 5151

Jennifer Grabowski
Racepoint Group
+1 617 624 3231

SOURCE Enterasys Networks

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