Gametech Deploys Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays to Support 1,700 Seat Gaming Hall
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 Wi-Fi Arrays to support GameTech International’s Traveler Club in the newly renovated Wandsworth Theater located in the United Kingdom. GameTech choose Xirrus to support their state-of-the-art electronic Bingo platform because only the Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays could the Wi-Fi-enabled Travelers in the 1,700 seat gaming hall.
“Bingo has become extremely popular around the world,” said Marc Fresia, Project Manager at Gametech International. “To meet this demand, we’ve taken our gaming applications to a whole new level with wireless bingo-daubing units called Travelers, allowing players to buy and load bingo packs through our wireless POS system as well as play Cash Line Bingo—speed bingo where customers redeem credit on the Traveler for more cards.”
“The success of our wireless bingo platform rests on the strength of our accompanying Wi-Fi network,” continued Marc. “As an example, we converted the 100,000 square foot Wandsworth Theater, located in the UK, into a 1,700 seat gaming hall currently supporting 200 wireless gaming devices for session-based bingo. The building was a challenge to cover with Wi-Fi because of the solid walls, strange nooks and crannies, and the 50-foot ceilings. We researched several Wi-Fi vendors, most being controller-based, but could not find a system that could handle the user density or give us the wireless availability we required. Our Wi-Fi network is the primary network connection for our high-end players, so having a device hang or loose a connection was not an option.”
“We chose to go with Xirrus after much testing because of their superior hardware and excellent support,” added Marc. “No other Wi-Fi vendor comes close to providing the user capacity and coverage that Xirrus provides. These guys worked with us to ensure our needs were met. It’s rare when you find a company with exceptional products and services—Xirrus is the real deal.”
“We were amazed to see what Gametech was doing with Bingo,” said Jon Freeman, Area Vice President at Xirrus. “Several years ago, we envisioned Wi-Fi being the primary network connection for all sorts of applications and devices. This is why we developed the Wi-FI Array, which integrates the innovations from Cellular and Switched Ethernet into a simple Wi-Fi device supporting hundreds of voice, video, and data users—all at the same time.”
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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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