October 20, 2008

Xirrus XN8 Wi-Fi Array Eclipses Competition With 4X the Bandwdith

Xirrus, Inc., the Wi-Fi "Power-Play" that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and throughput in the industry on a per device and system basis, announces general availability of the Xirrus XN8 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Array -- unmatched in the industry in range, radio density, bandwidth, throughout, and security.

The XN8 Wi-Fi Array is the industry's most advanced 802.11n device, includes:

-- 8 integrated access points with high-gain antennas

-- Embedded Wi-Fi controller and multi-Gigabit switch

-- Full line-rate encryption engine for all users all the time

-- Directional antenna system for increased range and penetration

-- Embedded Wi-Fi Threat Sensor and Spectrum Analyzer

"From my perspective, switched Ethernet manufacturers should be concerned as there is now a Wi-Fi alternative to the workgroup switch with Xirrus 802.11n technology - especially in these times when the operative mindset is to do more with less," said Brian Haffey, Associate Principal at OZ Architecture who recently replaced their 802.11abg network with 802.11abg+n.

Click here for more information on the OZ Architecture deployment.

"All switched Ethernet and Wi-Fi manufacturers should be scared as they did not envision or plan for the success of Wi-Fi," said Dirk Gates Founder and CEO of Xirrus and Xircom. "Density, edge intelligence, and simplicity drove the success of switched Ethernet to the desktop - only Xirrus' dense 802.11n radio architecture, edge intelligence, and proven simplicity of deployment deliver on these same elements of success."

"As a result of our recent upgrade to the Xirrus 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Arrays, we believe Xirrus has finally broken the barrier between switched Ethernet and Wi-Fi networking - allowing Wi-Fi for the first time to be the primary connection for users," said Jon Chock, IT Manager at Keck Observatory who recently expanded their Wi-Fi network.

Click here for more information on the W.M. Keck Observatory deployment.

"It's exciting to see Wi-Fi become the primary network for so many companies - with more than 5,000 Xirrus 802.11abg+n integrated access points installed and over 10,000 in our backlog, IT groups are cutting the wires to the desktop, making their networks much more flexible and cost effective," added Dirk. "In throughput tests with our 802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays, we have easily achieve 200 Mbps downstream TCP throughput per radio in a lab environment, and have routinely up to 170 Mbps in installed customer environments. Any IT group looking to improve productivity and save money must try the Wi-Fi Array for themselves - it's time to go wireless."

Learn more about the Xirrus 802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays at www.xirrus.com/products or download our corporate brochure at www.xirrus.com/library.

About Xirrus

Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi "Power-Play," manufactures the Wi-Fi Array(R) architecture that displaces both overlay Wi-Fi offerings and switched Ethernet to the desktop. The Wi-Fi Array integrates 4, 8, 12, 16, or 24 802.11abg+n radios coupled to a high-gain directional antenna system into a single device along with an onboard multi-gigabit switch, Wi-Fi controller, firewall, dedicated Wi-Fi threat sensor, and an embedded spectrum analyzer. The Wi-Fi Array provides more than enough bandwidth, security, and control to replace switched Ethernet to the desktop as the primary network connection. The Xirrus Wi-Fi Array delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, throughput, and support for more users on a per device and per system basis than anything else available on the market today - resulting in a solution that uses 75% fewer devices, cabling, switch ports, power, space, and installation time compared with any other offering.

Xirrus is a privately-held company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. For more information, please visit www.xirrus.com.

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