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Xirrus Equips Tampa Convention Center With Always-On Wireless Connectivity for 500,000+ Visitors Annually

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TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced the deployment of its Wireless Array solution at the Tampa Convention Center, a premier, 600,000-square-foot facility located on the Tampa waterfront. Providing complete coverage of the main building, hallways and common areas, the Xirrus Arrays deliver unparalleled wireless performance to support the convention center's 300+ events per year and more than 500,000 conference attendees.

Widely acknowledged for providing cutting-edge technology in support of government-focused conferences -- such as LandWarNet -- the convention center was seeking a solution that would allow the deployment of highly secure network sub-segments to meet federal and state law enforcement compliance standards. Officials selected Xirrus Arrays for their ability to provide visitors and exhibitors fast, secure network connectivity and a simple user experience to connect to the network anytime, anywhere across the spacious facility, even when the network is under a heavy user and traffic load.

"With Xirrus technology, we can equip our customers with impeccable wireless coverage and performance," said Jim Slagle, executive vice president for Mission Critical Solutions, a Xirrus partner and leading provider of converged IP solutions to mission-focused organizations throughout the public and commercial sectors. "As a supplier of mission-critical support to numerous government and commercial organizations, we have the commitment and obligation to provide our customers with flawless wireless connectivity to power multiple Wi-Fi-enabled devices per user. Xirrus's innovative technology and service pair well with our objective to provide our customers an unmatched wireless experience."

Xirrus technology enables the Tampa Convention Center to provide a superior wireless experience to its visitors while at the same time using 75 percent less equipment than solutions from other vendors. Xirrus Arrays house up to 16 radios and replace up to eight traditional access points (APs), significantly reducing the cabling and network infrastructure required to support the wireless network. This results in faster installation, lower operating costs, and simplified manageability of the Wi-Fi network.

The Tampa Convention Center deployment consisted of 43 Xirrus Wireless Arrays, encompassing nearly 300 radios covering its main conference building, hallways and both indoor and outdoor common areas. Because Xirrus Arrays meet law enforcement standards for firewalling against hacking and other criminal activities, the Tampa Convention Center today can ensure its vendors and visitors of secure, compliant wireless connections.

"Today people expect wireless service in convention centers," said Bruce Miller, vice president of product marketing, Xirrus. "And whether you are a vendor, an exhibitor, or a visitor, the last thing you need is the frustration of an unreliable wireless connection. A bad wireless experience will keep customers from returning. Our Array solutions are designed to deliver ubiquitous wireless service in high-density spaces to ensure connectivity anytime, anywhere, and with no interruptions."

About Tampa Convention Center
Centrally located on the sparkling waterfront of Tampa's Hillsborough River, the Tampa Convention Center is dedicated to providing meeting planners, attendees and exhibitors a five-star resort experience. With its breathtaking views, extraordinary culinary team, professional concierge desk and easy access to area restaurants and attractions, the four-level, 600,000-square-foot convention center enjoys many of the attributes travelers look for in Florida's finest five-star resorts. For additional information, visit www.tampaconventioncenter.com.

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.

Xirrus is a trademark or registered trademarks of Xirrus. Other trade names used in this document are or may be the property of their respective owners.

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