Announcing: Amer Networks and PowerCloud Systems Collaborate to Deliver First Cloud-Managed Wireless Networking Solution Designed Specifically for the Education Market

Today Amer Networks and PowerCloud Systems announce our collaboration to deliver the world’s first cloud-managed wireless networking solution for the education market.   Amer is a manufacturer and global distributor of networking, storage and security products that since 1997 has delivered exceptional solutions to the education enterprise sector.  With our CloudCommand virtualized controller platform, their new  Wi-Fi networking solution, empowers school districts and individual campuses to quickly deploy and easily manage robust 802.11n wireless environments.

Amer Networks and PowerCloud Systems Collaborate to Deliver the World’s First Cloud-Managed Wireless Networking Solution Designed Specifically for the Education Market

Easy to Manage, Affordable Wi-Fi Networking Brings the Digital Classroom to K-12

TORONTO, Ontario and PALO ALTO, Calif., April 27, 2011 — Amer Networks, a manufacturer and global distributor of networking, storage and security products, in collaboration with PowerCloud™ Systems, creator of the world’s first cloud-based management platform for networking OEM companies, today announces the launch of the first cloud-managed Wi-Fi solution designed specifically to meet the connectivity, budgetary, and ease-of-use needs of the education market.

Amer’s Wi-Fi solution, the WAP223NC Access Point and Managed Software, empowers school districts and individual campuses to quickly deploy and easily manage robust 802.11n wireless environments that provide enterprise-class functionality but cost only a fraction of traditional enterprise solutions.  The WAP223NC is powered by CloudCommand™, a proprietary networking platform developed by PowerCloud Systems that radically reduces total cost of ownership by managing networking equipment and resources through an Internet-based virtualized controller.

“By combining enterprise-class features with unprecedented affordability, Amer delivers a game-changing Wi-Fi solution to the education market,” said Wai Lee, chief executive officer of Amer Networks.  “Schools desperately need robust Wi-Fi networks, but cash-strapped school districts have struggled to afford appropriate solutions.  Now the low-cost WAP223NC makes reliable, easy-to-use Wi-Fi a reality.  For nearly 15 years, Amer has supported thousands of education customers in this dynamic sector, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with PowerCloud Systems to digitize the classroom.”

Read the Press Release.

About PowerCloud Systems
PowerCloud Systems is the leading online software platform provider for enabling Networking as a Service (NaaS). Its CloudCommand technology provides OEMs and service providers with the most powerful and cost-effective path for adding comprehensive cloud capabilities to their new and existing networking equipment. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., PowerCloud Systems is a spin-out from PARC that is funded by Qualcomm Ventures, Walden Venture Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and PARC. For more information, visit www.powercloudsystems.com.

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