Xirrus to Deliver INTEROP’S 802.11n Network
Here is a Xirrus Press Release that I think has value to my readers (and one I am particularly excited about). Xirrus was selected as the official wireless provider for INTEROP in both Las Vegas and New York! I know that back in Oct 2008, Xirrus also provided a high density wireless network for Microsoft’s Professional Developer’s Conference where several industry records were broken, including:
- Most concurrent users in a single room: 2,890
- Most concurrent users on a single device: 562
- Most bandwidth in a single room: 9.7 Gbps
At any rate, the INTEROP Press Release is below.
Thousand Oaks, CA – February 10, 2009 – Xirrus, Inc. the Wi-Fi “Power Play” that delivers the most wireless coverage, bandwidth, and throughput in the industry announced today that they have been selected to be the official wireless provider for Interop Las Vegas (May 17-21, 2009) and New York (November 16-20, 2009). Xirrus will deliver the 802.11n network for Interop attendees and exhibitors throughout the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas and the Jabob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. This is the fourth time Xirrus has been chosen as the InteropNet wireless provider due to the power and simplicity of our Wi-Fi Array platform.
“Over the past two decades, Interop has advanced the growth and evolution of the IT industry – this year is no different,” said Lenny Heymann, General Manager of Interop. “Thanks to Xirrus, we can continue to use the latest standards like 802.11n -based network-a network that will deliver vast amounts of bandwidth to thousands of concurrent users.”
The Xirrus Wi-Fi Array integrates 4, 8, 12, 16, or 24 abg+n radios with an onboard Gigabit Switch, Wi-Fi Controller, Wi-Fi Firewall, dedicated Wi-Fi Threat Sensor, and Spectrum Analyzer into a single device. Xirrus’ solution delivers 4X the performance and coverage along with 75% less devices, cabling, switch ports, and installation time compared to traditional access points because unlike access points the Xirrus Wi-Fi Array utilizes segmented directional antennas to better utilize and manage the RF energy of the device.
“Providing the 802.11n Wi-Fi network for this prestigious gathering of IT experts is an honor and demonstrates the strength of our Wi-Fi architecture in challenging environments such as Interop,” said Dirk Gates, Founder and CEO of Xirrus. “Distributed Wi-Fi architectures, like the Xirrus Wi-Fi Array, are overtaking centralized architectures the same way Ethernet overtook ATM in the 1990’s. The distributed intelligence and simplicity of our Wi-Fi Array allows us to quickly deploy a network with significantly fewer devices and provide exhibitors and attendees with the highest performance possible for voice, video, and data.”
Interop runs May 17 through 21, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Xirrus will showcase its 802.11n products at booth #1331. More information is available at www.interop.com