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March 26, 2008

Orangeburg Schools Implements High Speed Network to Create Dynamic Learning Environments

By Anil Sharma
TMCnet Contributor

Extreme Networks, Inc., and its Channel Partner (News - Alert) Converged Networks, LLC of Charleston SC, network solutions, including leading products, network design and ongoing maintenance expertise have been selected by the Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four of S.C., where an advanced Ethernet network now supports ten separate school sites.

Extreme Networks (News - Alert) designs, builds, and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that solve the toughest business communications challenges.
The Company's commitment to open networking sets it apart from the alternatives by delivering meaningful insight and unprecedented control to applications and services.
Extreme Networks focuses on enterprises and service providers who demand high performance, converged networks that support voice, video and data, over a wired and wireless infrastructure.
The network, built with Extreme Networks Summit fixed switches, has the enterprise-class features and performance, centralized device management and protocol resiliency so that the district is ready to handle cutting-edge educational applications.
Orangeburg District Four Schools are ready from the start to support convergence, and other bandwidth-sensitive applications and services that promote the latest and most advanced educational programs available.
"We are fully committed to providing our students, teachers and staff with a state-of-the-art network that supports high-bandwidth applications," Randy Johnson, Technology Director for the Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four said in a press release.
"With the support of Converged Networks and Extreme Networks, the entire district now has an easy-to-manage, advanced network that enables us to live up to that commitment. The network provided by Extreme Networks, which is designed and installed by the experts from Converged Networks exceeds our current educational needs, and we are confident that it will continue to do so as the demands for technology grow."
To design and implement its new network, Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four worked with Converged Networks for K-12 school districts and commercial businesses.
Orangeburg has implemented Extreme Networks Summit Gigabit and 10/100 fixed edge switches. Network management is centralized and monitored with Extreme Networks EPICenter management suite, a scalable full-featured network management platform capable of establishing and maintaining networks that are undergoing rapid change.
"We are pleased to partner with Extreme Networks to provide Orangeburg with its network, providing a superior learning experience to students and increased levels of efficiency for its staff," said Robert Thorn of Converged Networks.
"We have combined the right technology for the needs of Orangeburg to build a highly available, feature-rich, and standards-based network which provides a boost to local education."
Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
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