Westlake Village, CA–February 21, 2007 – Xirrus, Inc., the only provider of high-performance, long-range Wi-Fi products, announced today that tests conducted by The Tolly Group confirm the Xirrus Wi-Fi Array provides advanced real-time load balancing by distributing client devices across all 16 802.11a/b/g radios of a Wi-Fi Array. Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays track real-world link conditions for each station on every channel and radio and automatically move stations between radios to improve throughput for all users on the wireless network.
More information on Xirrus´ Load Balancing capabilities can be found on the Xirrus website at http://www.xirrus.com/cgi-bin/press_releases.cgi?id=118&template=1.
During testing, The Tolly Group confirmed the Wi-Fi Array´s Load Balancing feature was capable of evenly migrating wireless users to a different radio within the same XS-3900 Array, automatically and without user intervention or client-side software (making it compatible with any Wi-Fi client device). Xirrus´ XS-3900 Wi-Fi Array can support more than 1,000 users, far more than the leading traditional access point in tests conducted by The Tolly Group.
"Xirrus´ solution can scale to support large numbers of users while simultaneously providing advanced traffic load balancing for the network," said Kevin Tolly, president, CEO and founder of The Tolly Group. "This provides significant value for users by improving network performance and decreasing the number of access points and traffic management equipment in the enterprise."
"For network administrators, this feature requires less hands-on administration to the network and makes the Wi-Fi Array ideal for high traffic locations such as hotels, conference centers or sports arenas," said Dirk Gates, CEO of Xirrus. "By providing cutting edge products that exceed market expectations and cost less to deploy, IT productivity is increased."
Engineers deployed a single Xirrus XS-3900 Wi-Fi Array to evaluate its advanced wireless load-balancing feature and the benefits it provides a typical corporate network.
Xirrus commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the wireless load-balancing features of its IEEE 802.11a/b/g XS-3900 family of Wi-Fi Arrays. Test highlights concluded that Xirrus´solution:
*Supports wireless load balancing for all 16 802.11a/b/g radios on a single Wi-Fi Array
*Provides dynamic load balancing for 802.11 clients
*Supports up to 1,024 simultaneous wireless users with a single XS-3900 Wi-Fi Array
*Bolsters 802.11b/g capacity by moving 802.11b/g stations to 802.11a when possible
*Improves performance across the entire wireless network
For a copy of The Tolly Group Reports that verify the capabilities of the Array, visit www.tollygroup.com.
About The Tolly Group
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Xirrus is the award-winning leader in high performance, long range Wi-Fi. Xirrus manufactures the patented Wi-Fi Array platform that integrates up to 16 radios with an onboard Gigabit Switch, Wi-Fi Controller, Firewall, and dedicated Wi-Fi Threat Sensor into a single device. The Xirrus solution delivers 2X the range, 4X the coverage, 14X the throughput, and requires 75% less devices, cabling, switch ports, and installation time compared to any competitive solution. Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays are ideal for any organization deploying Wi-Fi, especially those that require support for large coverage areas, dense user populations, and high bandwidth applications.
Xirrus is a privately-held company headquartered in Westlake Village, California. For more information, please visit www.xirrus.com.