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Washington County Public Schools Delivers High Performance Wi-Fi

Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays Used to Deliver Online Learning and State Testing Wirelessly

Xirrus, Inc., the Wi-Fi “Power-Play” that delivers the most wireless coverage, bandwidth, and throughput in the industry announced today the deployment of their high performance Wi-Fi Arrays across Washington County Public Schools (WCPS), located in Hagerstown Maryland which is in the Western part of Maryland, as part of the Tri-State area including nearby Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Besides being the most powerful and robust Wi-Fi solution available today, the Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays was also the Wi-Fi solution able to deliver the necessary bandwidth, user capacity along, and seamless interoperability with their Novell solution and VOIP phone system.

“Our school district has 2,500 employees servicing over 20,000 K-12 students across 46 campuses – selecting the right Wi-Fi solution was critical to our future online learning, not to mention the ability to better utilize our existing facilities and resources,” said Dave Mundey Manager of Technology & Telecommunication Services at WCPS. “Besides providing ample bandwidth and user capacity, we have a unique Novell implementation that no Wi-Fi vendor could get working wirelessly – we tested quite a few Wi-Fi access points, but the only one that worked seamlessly with Novell was Xirrus. Because each Array is able to do authentication, this allows a Novell user to login directly from the client, which means end users do not know they are on a wireless network as it acts just like a wired network.”

“It is important, when deploying a Wi-Fi network, that the network connection is simple and transparent for the end users as they have limited time in the classrooms to deal with technology. The Wi-Fi Arrays were installed without fuss and have proven to deliver the same user experience wirelessly, opening the door to online learning and collaboration for our students and staff,” added Dave.

“The other week we performed our first State of Maryland mandatory testing online,” said Arnold E. Hammann, Director of Information Management & Instructional Technology at WCPS. “We used the Xirrus wireless solution with laptop carts across the entire district – all went extremely well. A single Wi-Fi Array could support an entire cart of computers doing online testing – and no one could tell the difference between hardwired and wireless laptops. There were many naysayers before the tests saying that it could not be done, but thanks to the Xirrus Arrays we proved that the online testing is possible and far better than wired testing due to the mobility a Wi-Fi deployment affords.”

“Like many other schools have realized Wi-Fi can and will replace wired switching to the desktop, making networks more flexible and cost efficient,” said Paul Kersse, Area Vice President at Xirrus. “The days of overcrowded computer labs have ended—students are able to access valuable educational applications and databases from wherever they work—freeing valuable resources and opening more possibilities for schools. And unlike other Wi-Fi vendors, we are committed to delivering the best possible products and services to help our customers succeed – through ISO to CWNA certification, you can rest assured you’ll be working with and learning from experts in the field of quality management and networking.”

Xirrus Press Contact
John Merrill
E-mail: john.merrill@xirrus.com
Phone: +1.805.262.1644

 

About Xirrus
Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi “Power-Play”, manufacturers the Wi-Fi Array® 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 user density 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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Xirrus Events Week of 5/18/09

Interop Las Vegas 2009 – Booth #1331 (5/19/09-5/21/09)

Xirrus, the official Wi-Fi provider for Interop Las Vegas 2009 will be showcasing our High Performance Wi-Fi architecture – the patented Wi-Fi Array. With 802.11n and the advent of multi-radio architectures the capacity and performance for wireless networking has increased dramatically. Come by the Xirrus booth #1331 to understand the features and requirements needed for replacing wired work group switches with wireless connectivity for end users.

Venue: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

 

Wireless & Mobile 09- Booth #312 (5/20/09-5/21/09)

Wireless and Mobile ’09, the UK’s leading Wireless event and now in its seventh year, is about delivering effective enterprise applications using wireless networks and mobile devices. You will learn how to cost, plan and deploy technologies such as Wi-Fi, WiMAX, 3G, RFID and WVoIP to enhance business communications and processes, improve productivity, reduce costs and evaluate over 100 suppliers covering over 500 solutions in one productive day.

Venue: Olympia Two, London

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Xirrus Events Week of 5/11/09

Region One ESC Technology Conference – Booth #230 – (5/12/09-5/15/09)

The Region One ESC Technology Conference is one of the most successful conferences in the state of Texas strictly devoted to educational technology. The Region One ESC conference is carefully organized where both educators and administrators find and explore new ways to help their organizations become successful in the area of educational technology.

Attend the Xirrus’ speaking session titled Securing K12 Education Wi-Fi Networks on Thursday, May 14 at 1:15pm in Room #202, Convention Center.

Venue: South Padre Island Convention Center, South Padre Island, TX

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Xirrus Continues to Lead with ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Xirrus, Inc., the Wi-Fi “Power-Play” that delivers the most wireless coverage, bandwidth, and throughput in the industry announced today that they are one of the first companies in the world and only Wi-Fi networking vendor to achieve the new ISO 9001:2008 certification requirements.

The ISO 9001:2008 certification demonstrates Xirrus’ commitment to quality for the design, manufacturing, and service of Wi-Fi Arrays for its customers.

“Our focus at Xirrus has always been to deliver the highest quality products and services in the industry,” said Sam Bass, VP of Operations at Xirrus. “Being one of the first companies in the world to receive the newly updated ISO 9001:2008 certification shows our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction. We are very proud of all our employees and their commitment to the Xirrus Quality Management System and to delivering world-class Wi-Fi products to our customers worldwide.”

“ISO 9001:2008 is a quality management system that is only awarded to companies who can adequately demonstrate an ability to meet stringent regulations for quality management systems, which is a framework for Xirrus to control its processes in order to achieve objectives including customer satisfaction, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement, as means of increasing the confidence of our business partners, customers, and regulators in our Wi-Fi products and services,” said Brian Reynolds, Director of Quality at Xirrus.

The ISO 9001:2008 is the fourth edition of the standard, which was first published in 1987.

Xirrus Press Contact
John Merrill
E-mail: john.merrill@xirrus.com
Phone: +1.805.262.1644

 

About Xirrus
Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi “Power-Play”, manufacturers the Wi-Fi Array® 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 user density 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™

Xirrus – High Performance Wi-Fi™

Xirrus – The Air is the Network™

Xirrus – Wi-Fi Array®

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Seo Elite Reviews Xirrus

Here’s what SEO said about Xirrus:

Xirrus Wi-Fi Array consists of a Wi-Fi controller, access points, sector antenna system, and Wi-Fi threat sensor.

Xirrus, Inc is a Wi-Fi technology company based in Thousand Oaks, California, USA, that designs and sells wireless networking equipment based on the IEEE standards 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n. The company has been independently selling these products since 2005. Xirrus currently manufactures multiple radio Wi-Fi Arrays that combine a WLAN switch and APs into a single device . Each Array unit bundles the controller with 4, 8, 12, 16 or 24 access points, and a special sectored directional antenna, into a single package

In 2009 Xirrus deployed 802.11a/b/g+n Wi-Fi Arrays at the Geneva Palexpo conference center, which houses the International Geneva Motor Show. Xirrus has also provided the wireless network coverage for trade shows such as the Interop trade conferences in 2006 , 2007, and 2009. For Interop 2007, Xirrus installed 12 wireless arrays which could support up to 4,000 concurrent users.

 

History

Xirrus was founded in 2004 by Dirk Gates, Patrick Parker, and Steve DeGennaro. Gates founded Xircom in 1988 and sold the company to Intel for US $748 million in March 2001. In 2003, Gates established Xirrus together with Patrick Parker, then ex-Chief Executive Officer of Nomadix and Steve DeGennaro, then ex-Vice President of Finance of Calix. Xirrus board members include Steve Krausz, General Partner at U.S. Venture Partners; David Marquardt, co-founder of venture capital firm August Capital and founding board member of Microsoft; Eric Young, co-founder of Canaan Partners; and Bill Schroeder, former CEO of Diamond Multimedia and president of Conner Peripherals.

The company began marketing the Wi-Fi Array products in early 2005. In 2007 Xirrus announced a research collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University to beta-test a software update that, along with new radio modules, adds support for 802.11n . The cryptographic module in Xirrus’s 802.11a/b/g-compliant “Wi-Fi Arrays” received Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation in 2008. Also in 2008 Xirrus presented a new access point module that meets 802.11n standards. This new module provides up to 300Mbit/s data rate per radio, and there are up to 24 radios for each access point .

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Interop 2009 Is On Its Way!

Interop being a huge show for Xirrus, we decided to pull all the strings an unleash great things to the audience. Here is what Interop goers can look forward to seeing from us:

-Our 24 radio Array Prototype
-Our awesome booth
-Limited Xirrus T-Shirt (goers will be given a free shirt)
-Free Wi-Fi posters and more

There’s much more you can expect from us, but I can’t speak about that until the show. Let me just say that I got my sample of the limited Xirrus shirt we produced and it is a really cool shirt! If you want a shirt and a Wi-Fi poster, just come by to the booth!

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Conference Center Design Guide

With Interop just right around the corner (a week and five days to be exact), I thought it would be great to show why Xirrus was chosen as the Wi-Fi provider for Interop Las Vegas 2009. I’ll be using the Xirrus Design Guide to reference.

 

If Interop was to use any other Wi-Fi vendor, they would require a substantial amount of access points when compared to Xirrus. Even with all those access points, bandwidth, coverage and range would be an issue at Interop. Not to mention that there will also be a huge number of wires all over the place to power each access point. Xirrus not only does a better job with less devices, Xirrus also saves more money and energy power.

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