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Extreme Intros Kits for Hosting Safer Events

A network gear company has compiled a bundle of products that's being promoted as a ramp-up for hosting virus-safe esports and athletic events at schools and other locations. Extreme Networks has introduced the Event and Venue Operations (EVO) Kits, intended to keep attendees and staff safer during games.

The Extreme Networks Event and Venue Operations Kits accommodate digital ticketing and contactless payments, along with high-capacity outdoor wireless access points, with the intention of making crowd activities safer.

The Extreme Networks Event and Venue Operations Kits accommodate digital ticketing and contactless payments, along with high-capacity outdoor wireless access points, with the intention of making crowd activities safer.

The EVO Kits provide for deployment of digital ticketing and touchless payment systems to reduce physical contact. The kits also include outdoor Wi-Fi 6 access points designed to support intensive and high-density connectivity requirements for gates, concession stands and other locations where touchless transactions occur. Attendees gain entry to venues by scanning tickets from their phones. By going to digital ticketing, according to the company, the venues gain access to data about their fans.

Until Aug. 31, 2020, those schools that purchase five or more of the EVO Kits will receive an Extreme Stadium Network Appliance for one dollar.

The sports venue is an important segment for Extreme. The company reported that it supports sports stadiums for at least 17,000 schools and 4,500 college campuses around the world.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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