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Metro Toronto Convention Centre Selects Enterasys Wireless to Increase Profits from WLAN Service

January 24, 2012

ANDOVER, Mass., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, today announced that the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Canada’s largest tradeshow and convention facility, has deployed an Enterasys OneFabric(TM)( )Edge solution to support the complex wireless demands of MTCC’s exhibitors and attendees. In a highly competitive bid, MTCC chose Enterasys Wireless to provide advanced management capabilities and differentiated service across its 600,000 square-foot facility.

MTCC’s IT team needed to support a diverse user environment including event managers, exhibitors and attendees. For example, when a vendor has a booth at a show they will want Internet access to demonstrate their capabilities. A show visitor has a completely different set of needs such as web surfing and email access.

“Every day presents new challenges as we strive to support the wireless demands for different conferences, meetings, exhibitors and attendees. Plus, these users aren’t going to be evenly distributed throughout the convention centre at any point in time,” said Bill McDonald, MTCC’s Director of Technology Services. “To support these fluctuating demands, we needed a wireless infrastructure that would allow us to manage various performance or service levels across the facility. After a thorough evaluation, we determined that Enterasys OneFabric Edge met our criteria for our growing management complexities and providing a superior user experience.”

The flexibility and granularity of Enterasys OneFabric Edge architecture delivers the applications that each unique user requires in a secure manner without impacting the other. For MTCC the wireless network is a key business service and with the number of users on the network they act as a mini service provider, with the need to provide the highest level SLA’s to their customers. Enterasys OneFabric Control Center provides visibility and control over every asset on the network and allows the IT team to easily provision, manage and segment wireless service across various audiences.

Enterasys partnered with Secure Links to ensure an optimized wireless system that delivers exceptional performance while remaining easy to manage.

“Customers such as Metro Toronto Convention Centre are demanding simple and yet mission critical solutions for enterprise mobility,” said Shawn Brown, regional sales manager, Secure Links. “With Enterasys OneFabric Edge solutions we are able to offer best in class solutions and enable them to deliver a predictable end-user experience for their conferences.”

Since deploying Enterasys Wireless, MTCC exhibitors and attendees have benefitted from the increased speed and functionalities of the facilities’ wireless services.

“Recently we successfully ran one of the most involved networking shows we’ve ever taken on. The IT team for the show was very impressed with our services, and our wireless system in particular, as it is a critical component to their show’s success,” said McDonald. “We wouldn’t have been able to provide such a high level of wireless support for this show, had it not been for the Enterasys wireless infrastructure.”

Expanding its offering of innovative wireless solutions, Enterasys recently announced the OneFabric Edge solution, which allows enterprises to provision the network end-to-end with consistent performance and enhanced security for business-critical applications, all managed from a single pane of glass. OneFabric Edge, complemented by new wired and WLAN solutions, extends this architecture to the edge of the network, bringing customers the benefits of hardware independence, lower total cost of ownership, simplified installation and provisioning and high-availability to the wireless infrastructure for a superior user experience.


About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning “Open Communications” approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company’s OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.

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