SOURCE: Xirrus


July 30, 2012 09:00 ET

Xirrus Wi-Fi Designer -- Protecting Your Wi-Fi Networking Investment From Rip-and-Replace

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 30, 2012) - Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced the availability of their Wi-Fi Designer™ application. The Wi-Fi Designer application provides criteria-based design for planning wireless networks that match the specific signal level and band (5GHz/2.4GHz) requirements of mobile devices such as iPads, laptops and smart phones. It also provides wireless coverage and application performance needs -- critical factors in ensuring user experience goals are being met. Wi-Fi Designer improves the accuracy and simplifies the surveying process, giving Xirrus partners instant visibility as to whether the design passes or fails pre-determined criteria and user expectations.

With Wi-Fi Designer, organizations can:

  • Quickly complete Active Surveys with Xirrus Wireless Arrays taking real-time measurements to qualify the design for the Xirrus implementation guarantee

  • Predictively plan a Wi-Fi network strategy with the optimal number of Xirrus Wireless Arrays and their recommended placement

  • Model different site conditions, Array configurations and positioning options to visualize impact to RF coverage and capacity

  • Validate post-installation capacity and coverage against an initial plan to ensure a successful deployment

"Proper planning is everything when implementing a robust wireless network that can deal with BYOD and deliver a wired-like experience for wireless users," said Rick Donnelly, vice president of professional services of technology solutions at Technology Integration Group. "The Xirrus Wi-Fi Designer is a key application used by our engineers and partners to design, deploy, and manage our blue-chip customer wireless networks, ensuring their network will meet expectations for years to come."

"We continue to expand our product portfolio to deliver wireless services that scale to organizations of any size, further helping mobile IT teams make the all-wireless Enterprise a reality," said Tim Thornton, director of product management at Xirrus. "Wi-Fi Designer combines the benefits of both active and predictive site surveys into a single application, enabling better planning and implementation of Xirrus Array-based wireless networks regardless of size and complexity."

Learn more about proper WLAN design and implementation from Gartner's Tim Zimmerman, VP of Research, at

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: and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.

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