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Feb 19, 2014

Extreme Networks Selected to Power the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at HIMSS 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 40,000 healthcare professionals preparing to kick off the world's largest healthcare technology exhibition in Orlando, FL next week, Extreme Networks (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced it has been selected as the new network provider for the HIMSS Intelligent Hospital Pavilion, the technology centerpiece of the event. With this esteemed designation as the "network provider for the Pavilion," Extreme Networks will reliably connect and support leading healthcare applications, mobile technologies and devices from more than 75 different vendors by providing its high performance wireless switching, wired switching and networks analytics solution as the foundation for analyzing connectivity at the Pavilion.

The HIMSS Intelligent Hospital Pavilion will showcase the most innovative healthcare technologies that improve levels of care, the efficiency of staff, and the safety and comfort of patients. As a part of this effort, Extreme Networks will rely upon and implement its recently announced Purview analytics technology to monitor and analyze the application and data activity within the Pavilion.  Extreme Networks' Purview technology is the healthcare industry's first and only solution to offer care providers, clinics and hospitals unprecedented visibility into the application use across their networks, by detecting behavior, devices and content over both wired and wireless networks. By providing the context and details of the network's users, devices, locations and applications in use, healthcare organizations are able to improve the experience of connected, mobile users and optimize application performance in a secure environment.

Harry Papas, CEO, HIMSS Intelligent Hospital Pavilion

"2014 marks a breakthrough year for the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion, as we have added a 1,500 square foot intelligent home, brilliant IP video and top-of-the-line wireless tools and devices to our setup at HIMSS. We'll be showing off the most advanced technologies in action that span the entire continuum of patient care and Extreme Networks has played a key role in this effort. From supporting the latest medical applications and connected services to the fastest mobile devices, we could never have done what we are doing without Extreme Networks."

Jay Dickey, CIO, Klinikum Darmstadt GmbH

"Extreme Networks has helped us with our mission to enhance patient care and save lives by addressing the challenge of obtaining network insights that allow us to improve application performance and leverage healthcare business analytics. In addition, Purview technology has brought my IT department to the business table with our CEO, the head of medicine and our board, making our network more strategic as a whole. Most importantly, Purview technology has also spurred a positive attitude change amongst our employees because application response time has decreased significantly."


Intelligent Hospital Pavilion; HIMSS 2014; Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Hall E Booth 8265

Extreme Networks Booth #775


February 23 - 27, 2014


Bob Zemke, CPHIMS CISSP, Director of Healthcare Solutions, Extreme Networks, AAMI Wireless Task Force

Mike Leibovitz, Director of Mobility and Applications, Extreme Networks

Doug McDonald, CPHIMS, Wireless Network Manager, Henry Ford Health System, HIMSS mHealth Roadmap Author

Ali Youssef, CPHIMS CWNE, Senior Wireless Architect, Henry Ford Health System, AAMI Wireless Task Force, HIMSS mHealth Roadmap Author

Josh Mandeville, IT Director, Indiana University Health


Extreme Networks will offer a variety of activities at its booth, including Purview demonstrations, VIP tours and one-on-one meetings with company representatives and noteworthy customers. Spokespeople will specifically touch upon the significant role network analytics, mobility, data center technologies and multi-vendor support are playing in the continuum of health and wellness through technology. Additional booth highlights include:

  • A live broadcast with Mike Leibovitz, director of mobility and applications at Extreme Networks, who will discuss healthcare trends and how technology can help address patient critical, mission critical, and life critical aspects of healthcare as well as the growing role Wi-Fi is playing in the healthcare industry.
  • Speaking Sessions include:
    • "Supporting Hospitals with Intelligent Networks": Bob Zemke and Ali Youssef
      • Monday, February 24 at 4:15 p.m.
    • "Are You Ready for Wi-Fi and mHealth? The Good, The Bad and the Ugly": Doug McDonald and Ali Youssef
      • Tuesday, February 25 at 10 a.m.

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About the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion

The objective of the "Intelligent Hospital™" is to demonstrate the changing healthcare patient environment by integrating advanced clinical devices with layers of interconnectivity among supporting technologies, such as auto-ID, RFID, RTLS, Sensors, and Wireless along with point-of-care information delivery and communications devices. The combination of these clinical devices, systems and supporting technologies addresses many of the issues affecting workflow and potentially impacting patient care and safety.

About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) sets the new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and best-in-class service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control.  Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security.  Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries.  For more information, visit the company's website at

Extreme Networks, the Extreme Networks logo, and Purview are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to features, performance, and benefits of Extreme Networks products, 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.

Media Contacts:

Greg Cross 
Extreme Networks 
408 579 3483

Jennifer Grabowski 
Racepoint Global 
617 624 3231


SOURCE Extreme Networks, Inc.

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