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Airport Gets Better Performance and Savings Upgrading to Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays

Dépèche transmise le 6 avril 2010 par PRNewswire

THOUSAND OAKS, California, April 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Xirrus(R), the Wi-Fi "Power Play" that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and user density in the industry, announced today the deployment of Xirrus high performance 802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays across the Asheville Regional Airport facilities, located in Asheville, NC. This 163-acre complex consists of a terminal area, with air carrier facilities occupying 50 acres, rental car facilities, maintenance facilities, two fixed based operators and a department of public safety. Asheville Regional Airport services over 37,000 passengers each month by six major airline carriers. Upgrading to Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays offered the capability to handle the coverage and density requirements demanded by the constant influx of passengers, as well as effectively supporting the needs of the facilities daily operations.

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"Our initial plan to expand our wireless coverage was going to require upwards of 30 traditional APs. That's when we took a look at Xirrus and found we only required 10 Xirrus Arrays -- we bought less and got more bang for our buck," said Royce Holden, IT Director for the Asheville Regional Airport Authority. "We needed a solution that wasn't going to tax us with additional costs for ethernet cables and switches. When we found the Xirrus solution we were really excited -- we could upgrade to a high performance wireless network and save substantial costs on the entire project."

Royce continued, "When Xirrus comes in to replace a system -- I think it's much easier than another vendor coming in. With the Integrated Array architecture, you don't have to deal with additional controllers or adding additional switches -- it's pretty much a plug-and-play wireless infrastructure. The design of the Xirrus Array effortlessly covers wide-open areas with high ceilings and is capable of handling the density required when you have a lot of people in one area -- Xirrus was made for airport facilities. Since we put Xirrus in, we haven't had a single complaint -- which is great for us!"

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About Xirrus

Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi Power Play(TM), manufactures the Wi-Fi Array(R) architecture that displaces both overlay Wi-Fi offerings and switched Ethernet or Fast Ethernet to the desktop. Unlike traditional access points, the Wi-Fi Array integrates 4, 8, 12, 16 or 24 802.11abgn radios along with a high-gain directional antenna system, onboard multi-gigabit switch, Wi-Fi controller, firewall, dedicated Wi-Fi threat sensor, and an embedded spectrum analyzer into a single energy-efficient and cost-effective device using 75% fewer devices, cabling, switch ports, power, space, and installation time compared with any other offering. Xirrus products are designed and manufactured in the United States. Xirrus is Wi-Fi, Verisign, PCI, FIPS 140-2, and ISO 9001:2008 Certified. For more information, please visit .

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