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Innovative Architectural Firm Crosses the Chasm to 802.11n

October 21, 2008

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 the deployment of their Xirrus 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Arrays at OZ Architecture’s new corporate offices to replace switched Ethernet to the desktop and improve office aesthetics and energy consumption.

OZ Architecture is the largest architectural firm in Rocky Mountain Region and among the 50 largest in the United States. They strive to design places of life with great thought towards tomorrow’s users. This same commitment holds true for their new corporate offices, where they designed and rolled out an aesthetically pleasing, energy saving, and flexible environment for their staff and clients.

OZ Architecture wanted to go wireless without having to install a sea of bug-like 802.11n access points. Instead OZ Architecture installed fully integrated Xirrus 802.11abg+n XN8 Wi-Fi Arrays because they readily blended into their environment while delivering the 4X more coverage, bandwidth, and throughout than competitive offerings.

“Our firm will be even more successful now, because we can work alongside our customers wirelessly throughout our office with the same performance as a wired network,” said Brian Haffey, associate principal at OZ Architecture. “With their high performance 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Arrays, Xirrus has removed any reservations that Wi-Fi will replace switched Ethernet as the primary network connection.”

“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,” added Brian.

Click here for more information on the OZ Architecture deployment.

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 OZ Architecture

Since 1964, OZ Architecture has provided fine architectural design to local, national and international clients. As the largest architectural firm in the Rocky Mountain Region and among the 50 largest architectural firms in the United States, they are committed to outstanding design and excellence in client services. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has honored OZ with several prestigious Firm Awards. At the core of OZ Architecture’s mission is their commitment to excellence in serving their clients and their priority to maintaining the culture of our small firm origins. They are committed to the creation of excellence – in design, in client relationships, within a staff, and in the unique opportunity of their industry to build community. For more information, please visit www.ozarch.com.

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.

Xirrus – Switching: Without Wires(TM)

Xirrus – High Performance Wi-Fi(TM)

Xirrus – The Air is the Network(TM)

Xirrus – Wi-Fi Array(R)




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