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Xirrus

September 30, 2013 09:00 ET

Xirrus to Serve as Exclusive Wi-Fi Provider at Interop New York 2013

Xirrus to Support Thousands of Attendees and Exhibitors at Conference, Expo, and Multi-Vendor Showcase, Across 675,000 Square-Foot Jacob J. Javits Center

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) - Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced that it is the exclusive provider of wireless Internet access at Interop New York 2013 (Sept. 30 - Oct. 4), New York's largest IT event. For the third consecutive year, Xirrus will provide high-speed network connectivity to thousands of attendees and exhibitors at the Interop Conference and Expo, across the 675,000 square-foot Jacob K. Javits Center.

Interop New York offers a combination of educational content, a dynamic exhibition of technology providers, and peer network to IT professionals across all industries. As the sole Wi-Fi provider, Xirrus will ensure thousands of IT leaders have reliable connectivity to the wireless network in a high-density environment supporting thousands of concurrent users utilizing smartphones, tablets and laptops. Comprehensive wireless coverage will support 125 expert-led sessions, covering topics such as security, big data, cloud computing and software defined networking.

Xirrus will also support InteropNet, a multi-vendor showcase delivering practical answers to today's IT challenges. The InteropNet running on WLAN provided by Xirrus demonstrates the potential of interoperability by providers 6connect, Avaya, Brocade, CenturyLink, Cloudpath Networks, Cormant, cPacket networks, Ekahau, Emulex, F5 Networks, Fluke Networks, HP, Net Optics, NetScout Systems, Inc., Network Hardware Resale, Opengear, ScienceLogic, Server Technology, Tali-f Systems, WildPackets, and Xirrus. Volunteers from these leading companies will share best practices and host classes on the network.

"At Interop, IT professionals come together to explore transformative technologies and ideas that improve the enterprise," says Steven Wastie, chief marketing officer at Xirrus. "For years, Interop coordinators have depended on Xirrus Wireless Arrays and access points to strive for 100 percent reliability and zero downtime. This year, with InteropNet, Xirrus will be integral in demonstrating the promise of interoperability, exploring what enterprise users need to know about WLAN deployments and where mobility fits in IT."

Also, as part of Xirrus's partnership with Ekahau, Interop employees utilizing the Xirrus wireless network will wear Ekahau RFID-over-Wi-Fi badges, allowing technical staff to text one another and locate each other on virtual, web-based floor plans. The Xirrus network will enable Ekahau to track IT equipment and Ekahau Vision, helping Interop's managers analyze traffic patterns and plan for future events.

Xirrus most recently provided wireless coverage at Interop Las Vegas 2013.

About Interop®
Interop is an independently organized conference and exhibition designed to empower information technology professionals to make smart business decisions. Interop offers a strong combination of educational content, a dynamic exhibition of technology providers, and peer networking to IT professionals across all industries, so that they can investigate and discover transformative technologies and ideas to put to work across their enterprise. Interop has a 26 year history in the US -- and has expanded beyond its beginnings in network infrastructure to encompass a broad range of technologies including Cloud, Virtualization, Data Centers, Wireless & Mobility, and Information Security.

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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