Xirrus Increase Radio Density to Attack Switched Ethernet Market

Xirrus Adds 12 and 24 Radio Arrays to Its Highly Successful Wi-Fi Array[R] Product Line

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — 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, announced today an expansion to its highly successful 4, 8, and 16 radio Wi-Fi Array product line with the addition of a 12 radio Array available in Q4’08 and a 24 radio Array available in 2009.

“Xirrus does not fit into the same category as the other Wi-Fi manufacturers, most of which are reaching the end of their market relevance with their overlay technology,” said Dirk Gates, CEO and Founder of Xirrus and Xircom.

“Installing and maintaining both a wired network and an overlay Wi-Fi network is too costly. Instead, we have planned for the success of Wi-Fi as the replacement for switched Ethernet to the desktop in the enterprise, and have built a dense radio, high performance platform that directly competes with and is displacing established switch offerings. With the addition of the 12 and 24 radio Arrays to our already successful 4, 8, and 16 radio Array offerings, we will expand the number of enterprises we can address and continue to design and deliver networks without the need to put anything in the already crowded IDF closets,” added Dirk.

The Xirrus Wi-Fi Array architecture 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.

The 12 and 16 radio Arrays deliver a highly resilient Gigabit Wi-Fi backbone capability today. When available, the 24 radio Array will deliver a highly resilient Multi-Gigabit backbone capability to the wireless enterprise.

Xirrus’ long term differentiation is based upon RF innovation. This focus on RF innovation (specifically RF isolation, management, and shaping) has enabled the Wi-Fi Array platform (hardware and software) and the patents that protect it to successfully “position” Xirrus Wi-Fi as the only viable replacement for switched Ethernet to the desktop in the enterprise today.

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For more information on Xirrus, visit www.xirrus.com

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  1. James Banaga

    I can’t wait to see more information and specs about the new upcoming array! Especially the 24, I want to see how much it can power

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