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April 23, 2013 09:00 ET

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center Relies on Xirrus Wi-Fi to Enhance Customer Experience

High-Performance Wireless Solution Blankets 400,000 Square Feet, Facilitates Media-Rich Events for Hundreds of Thousands of Convention Center Attendees

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) - Xirrus®, the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks, today announced the deployment of its Wireless Array solution at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, a premier, 63-acre resort located near Orlando. The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center chose Xirrus network infrastructure to deliver a seamless wireless experience for hundreds of thousands of annual convention center guests and exhibitors. The renowned Florida resort saw an opportunity to provide enhanced wireless services for its guests in the 400,000-square-foot convention center to support the thousands of concurrently connected mobile devices convention planners expected attendees to utilize during their meetings.

"We have long understood the importance of mobile access for our hotel and convention center guests, but no one could have anticipated the huge spike in wireless demand in recent years and the paramount importance of designing a Wi-Fi network based on application performance," says Elena Ciobotaru, network specialist for Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. "Xirrus is uniquely architected for application performance to ensure that our guests enjoy the best wireless experience possible; and from a network operations perspective, it's very low-touch and easy to configure and manage."

The resort wanted to provide an upgraded wireless infrastructure for guests, and Xirrus responded by deploying 802.11ac-compatible Wi-Fi Arrays that operate at both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, easing congestion and enabling network administrators to better manage their network, assign application priorities, and aggregate different types of devices to a specific band.

Ciobotaru adds: "We know that our media-rich conventions rely on high-speed wireless connectivity. Xirrus ensures our guests enjoy consistent application performance, even under the heavy load of convention traffic with thousands of users -- many with two or three devices each -- accessing the network simultaneously."

"Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is great validation of our ability to meet the challenging Wi-Fi network demands of world-class convention centers," said Steven Wastie, chief marketing officer for Xirrus. "The intelligent design of our solution not only provides the most capacity per user for the least amount of infrastructure equipment, but it also provides network administrators with granular insights into specific device and application usage so they can reconfigure the network on the fly to ensure the optimal end-user experience and a network that will last for years to come."

About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus' Array-based solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances with wired-like reliability and superior security. The Xirrus wireless solutions provide a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to the education, healthcare, government and enterprise industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Xirrus is a privately held company that designs and manufactures its products and solutions in the USA. For more information please visit: http://www.xirrus.com/ and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.

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