Baseball: Technology Innovations in MiLB Stadiums – Stadium World

As a new innovation partner, Extreme Networks, Inc. is helping Minor League Baseball (MiLB) adopt new technologies with powerful Wi-Fi, analytics and SD-WAN solutions.

Extreme Networks is the Official Innovation Partner of Minor League Baseball (MiLB). Photo: Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based networking solutions, announces that it has been selected as the Official Technology Innovation Partner of Minor League Baseball (MiLB), the governing body below major league baseball in the United States. In this role, Extreme oversees the testing of new stadiums and in-game technologies at MiLB’s stadiums. In addition, Extreme has been named an official provider of Wi-Fi, Analytics and WAN Edge solutions thanks to a five-year partnership. As part of the agreement, MiLB will use ExtremeCloud™ SD-WAN to provide secure connectivity for sharing critical information between teams and regional training facilities.

Secure SD-WAN for inter-team connectivity

With ExtremeCloud SD-WAN, all of MiLB’s 120 teams can easily and securely share data, including player performance data, match analysis videos and other confidential information. Extreme helps network administrators reduce operational complexity by optimizing thousands of applications and dynamically routing traffic to ensure high quality for critical applications such as voice and video.

More and more stadium experiences and gameplay that utilize technology

Extreme provides MiLB stadiums with powerful Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, enabling the testing of new in-game technologies that improve fan experiences and streamline game operations.

Powerful Wi-Fi and detailed analytics

MiLB also offers ExtremeAnalytics for its stadiums and clubs. The solution provides visibility into network performance, fan-side usage and stadium operations, improving the experience of fans and staff. With ExtremeAnalytics, MiLB can evaluate network performance more accurately and test new technologies better. This includes tracking the performance of new apps, evaluating the acceptance of new technologies based on fan usage, and tracking mobile data usage during games.

Extreme Networks is also the official Wi-Fi solutions provider for Major League Baseball (MLB), which includes the two North American professional baseball leagues. Extreme power in MLB baseball stadiums with Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi analytics, providing Wi-Fi in the bullpens (warm-up rooms), dugouts (men’s bench areas) and press boxes in all 30 MLB stadiums.

Mark Ayotte, CIO, Worcester Red Sox:

“As players progress from the lower leagues to the higher leagues, so does the use and acceptance of fans and in-game technology. Cooperation with Extreme enables the use of technology to be enhanced and innovative solutions to be tested. This allows us to expand usage in our teams based on real results. Extreme’s SD-WAN solution brings us closer with our regional teams, allowing us to share data as securely as if we were all playing in the same stadium.

Neil Boland, Chief Information Security Officer, Major League Baseball:

“Although our teams are organizationally connected, they are geographically dispersed across the United States. With Extreme’s SD-WAN solution, teams can work as if they were all on the same campus. The fact that they share knowledge and skills benefits their game. In the stadium, Extreme forms the basis for the introduction of fan and in-game technologies. Secure, fast and reliable connectivity contributes to this, as do analytics that give us a better understanding of performance, acceptance and impact. Extreme allows us to work smarter and faster to improve our game and experience on and off the court.”

Nabil Bukhari, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer, Extreme Networks:

“As MiLB’s innovation partner, we have an exceptional opportunity to promote a better game experience and ensure that future generations of fans are excited about the sport that has inspired people for 150 years. SD-WAN and Wi-Fi analytics provide the foundation for MiLB to confidently use new technologies and succeed information needed to measure We are excited to partner with MiLB from network to edge Our experience in providing solutions for venues of all sizes enables MiLB to maximize the value of its stadium networks.

(Stadium World, 15/09/2022)

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