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Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center Enjoys the Reliability of Xirrus High Performance 802.11n
May 26, 2010 (12:05 PM EDT)

Xirrus Chosen for Their Ability to Provide More Range and Bandwidth with Fewer Devices than any Other Vendor

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Xirrus®, the leader in High Performance Wi-Fi that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and user density in the industry, announced today the deployment of Xirrus high performance 802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays throughout the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center's 18 acre campus in Wichita, Kansas. For over 40 years Century II has endeavored to provide the Wichita community with top of the line facilities for business events as well as cultural and artistic expression. They chose to deploy Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays in order to provide their clients and guests with a wireless network that is robust enough to support over a thousand conference attendees without diminishing the amount of bandwidth in other areas of the building.


"We're a multi-purpose facility," said Barney Byard, Technical Director at Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center. "We do a combination of trade shows, conventions, consumer shows, and a lot of live performance. We wanted to be able to offer free Wi-Fi to our clients to ensure that we are competitive in our service offerings and that we're providing the best service possible to the Wichita community."

Barney continued by explaining their choice to go with Xirrus, "The City of Wichita's IT department introduced us to the idea of Xirrus Arrays. Our main deciding factor was user density because no other device allowed us to get hundreds of users online concurrently. There are times when, because we are a multi-use facility, we needed the ability to support users that number in the hundreds in fixed locations, rather than in the dozens. The Xirrus folks did a great job of assessing the physical layout and listening to us in terms of how the different spaces were utilized so they could make a recommendation that would well suit our needs. We're very satisfied with the hardware and application as well as the upgradeability of the Xirrus Array. It's a simple upgrade because of the way the system is designed – it has the ability to fill our needs now as well as in the future."

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About Xirrus

Xirrus, Inc., the leader in High Performance Wi-Fi, manufactures the only fully distributed, dense radio Wi-Fi architecture available in the industry today. The innovative Xirrus architecture delivers unmatched RF innovation and wireless performance on a per access point and system-wide basis, yet requires fewer devices, switch ports, cabling with less effort to implement and maintain than traditional offerings, thereby accelerating Time-to-Value.  Xirrus manufactures its products in the USA and is Wi-Fi Alliance, Verisign, PCI, FIPS 140-2, and ISO 9001:2008 certified.  For more information, please visit

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