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Washington County School District Chooses Xirrus for District-Wide Wi-Fi

May 7, 2008

Xirrus, Inc., the only Wi-Fi “Power-Play” that can replace Ethernet workgroup switches with Wi-Fi as the primary network connection, announced today that it is deploying a high performing Wi-Fi network for all 41 public K-12 schools in the Washington County School District (WCSD), delivering wireless network access to over 22,000 students in the Utah communities of St. George, Washington, Santa Clara, Ivins, Hurricane, LaVerkin, Dammeron Valley, Central, Veyo, Pine Valley, Leeds, Hildale, Virgin, Enterprise, Springdale, Toquerville, and Winchester Hills.

The WCSD district-wide Wi-Fi deployment will provide students and faculty with high-speed wireless network access for real-time collaboration and e-learning to further enrich the district’s curriculum and extend reference materials to students where libraries are limited. The Xirrus Wi-Fi network deployment has already begun at seven schools with the remaining schools being completed as soon as possible.

“We conducted substantial testing of several Wi-Fi manufacturers, but found only the Xirrus Wi-Fi Array capable of supporting the heavy loads from our wireless computer carts,” said Charlie Roberts, Technology and Media Director at WCSD. “We were very impressed with the user capacity and bandwidth of the Wi-Fi Array–it is easy to install and provides the flexibility needed for our growing wireless population.”

“We are pleased to work with Washington County SD–to supply their students and faculty with the best Wi-Fi network available today,” said Chad Frisby, regional director at Xirrus. “Unlike other Wi-Fi vendors, IT administrators can quickly attach our Wi-Fi products to the wired network, supplying large student populations with high speed network access from a single cable drop–saving the district time and money.”

About Washington County School District

Washington County’s nineteen school districts were consolidated into the Washington County School District (WCSD) in June 1915. WCSD provides public education for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district covers 2,425 square miles and includes the communities of St. George, Washington, Santa Clara, Ivins, Hurricane, LaVerkin, Dammeron Valley, Central, Veyo, Pine Valley, Leeds, Hildale, Virgin, Enterprise, Springdale, Toquerville, and Winchester Hills. For more information, please visit washk12.org.

About Xirrus

Xirrus, the leader in high performance Wi-Fi designs and manufactures the patented Wi-Fi Array. The Xirrus Wi-Fi Array obsoletes traditional Wi-Fi offerings by integrating 4, 8, or 16 radios and high-gain directional antennas into a single device along with an onboard Gigabit Switch, Wi-Fi Controller, Firewall, dedicated Wi-Fi Threat Sensor, and embedded Spectrum Analyzer, providing the performance and security to replace Ethernet workgroup switches with Wi-Fi technology. The Xirrus Wi-Fi Array delivers more range, more coverage, more bandwidth, more throughput, and more intelligence per cable drop than anything else available today – resulting in a solution that uses 75% fewer devices, cabling, switch ports, and installation time compared with any other offering. Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays are ideal for any organization moving towards Wi-Fi as their primary network connection, especially those that must cover large areas, support large user populations, and/or use high bandwidth/throughput applications.

Xirrus is a privately-held company headquartered in Westlake Village, California. For more information, please visit xirrus.com.

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