SOURCE: Xirrus


November 19, 2013 02:00 ET

Xirrus Delivers First-in-Industry Solution for High-Density Outdoor Wi-Fi Connectivity

Xirrus XR-2425H Hardened Array Delivers Superior Wireless Capacity and Coverage; Reduces IT Burden and Total Cost of Ownership for Wi-Fi in Outdoor and High Density Venues

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2013) - Xirrus, the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks, today announced the XR-2425H Array for delivering robust wireless connectivity in outdoor and other public areas with high densities of users and devices. The XR-2425H is the only 4-radio outdoor 802.11n Array, ensuring optimal performance with 1.2Gbps of total Wi-Fi capacity while lowering system TCO by reducing equipment, cabling, installation, and maintenance requirements.

"With the ever-increasing number of mobile devices in public venues of all types, including stadiums, arenas, racing tracks, convention centers, and malls, organizations of all types are discovering that they must provide wireless connectivity to meet the service expectations of visitors," said Bruce Miller, vice president of product marketing at Xirrus. "The high cost of providing and maintaining outdoor Wi-Fi solutions, however, has often prevented venues from implementing the necessary wireless capability. This is the exact problem that the XR-2425H addresses and solves."

The XR-2425H includes four 300Mbps 11n radios in an environmentally hardened IP65-compliant enclosure. The XR-2425H is based on the same distributed architecture as the rest of the Xirrus XR product line with an integrated controller, software programmable radios, Application Control providing visibility and policy management of over 1200 applications, and cloud or on-premise management via the Xirrus Management System (XMS). Each radio has two RP-TNC connectors supporting a variety of directional and omni-directional antennas to customize the coverage based on deployment needs. With four radios, as opposed to two found on most outdoor products today, the XR-2425H supports higher client densities per Array, thereby reducing the amount of equipment required per deployment while delivering robust Wi-Fi connectivity. PoE+ power support enables integration with existing power infrastructure.

"Mobility is a core growth part of our business and we are seeing tremendous demand for wireless in all types of environments. Our customers are expanding wireless coverage from typical indoor use cases to unique outdoor environments and areas requiring tight RF control. With a product like XR-2425H, we can deliver robust wireless services that scale to high densities in even the most challenging environments," said Danny Cole, Solution Principal Enterprise Voice, Eircom, a leading provider of fixed line and mobile telecommunications solutions in Ireland.

"We run year round conferences and conventions at our facilities and Wi-Fi connectivity everywhere has become a requirement. Not only do we run indoor events, we also host outdoor events such as a Farmers Market where we want to provide public Wi-Fi services. We are very pleased with the flexibility of the Xirrus XR-2425H platform and the coverage and performance we are able to provide to our outdoor users," said George Langdon, facilities manager at Boise Center, the largest convention facility in Idaho.

The XR-2425H is available in December 2013

$2625 for 4-radio, 300Mbps 802.11n Array

About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances, offering consistent "wired-like" performance with superior coverage and security. The Xirrus suite of Wi-Fi optimized solutions -- Arrays, access points, cloud services, and wired switches -- provide seamless connectivity and unified management across the network. Xirrus provides a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. With tens of thousands of customer solutions deployed globally, Xirrus maintains operations and partnerships across the globe. Xirrus is a privately held company and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information please visit: and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.

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