World-Leading Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Picks Xirrus to Deliver Best-in-Class Wi-Fi
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, Aug 20, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Xirrus(R), the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today
announced the deployment of the Wireless Arrays across the
prestigious 30,000 square metre Melbourne Convention and Exhibition
Centre (MCEC), located in Melbourne, Australia. The centerpiece of
Melbourne's new South Warf development and the first '6 Star Green
Star' environmentally-rated convention centre in the world, the MCEC
represents world leadership in best practice, innovation, and
sustainability, and continues to raise the bar to new heights in
technology and service options. The new Xirrus Wi-Fi network easily
scales to support the 52 rooms, grand banquet room, entry level
foyer, and the 5,550+ state-of-the-art plenary that can be divided
into three self-contained, acoustically separate theatres.
"Technology for us is one of our key points of differentiation. We
opened the Melbourne Convention Centre in 2009, and technology was
one of our flagship paces for the venue," said Michael Walsh,
director of technology operations at MCEC. "We have the latest audio
visual element of all of our clients, and all the latest IT
capabilities for networking, both fixed and wireless
telecommunications and computing."
"There has been a growing demand in the market for high density
wireless," added Walsh. "In the last 2 years, we have seen a real
increase in the number of wireless devices that people have with them
at business events. Two or three years ago it was purely laptops, now
we're finding a lot more people carrying a laptop, an iPad or other
tablet device, and an iPhone or other smart phone, so any user come
in can have up to 3 different wireless devices with them at all
times, which all want to associate with a network."
The MCEC had a conventional wireless system in place, but it could
not support the growing client demand for wireless connectivity,
despite only being a few years old. Due to the mounting trouble
tickets and complaints from clients, the MCEC sought a new wireless
network that would be robust and dynamic enough to support a few
hundred to 10,000+ concurrent devices in a given day.
"We found the Xirrus system to be an incredibly dependable system.
The Wireless Arrays and the Xirrus Management System have been
absolutely rock solid for us," he added. "We had a large conference a
week ago with 8,500 internet connections and no support tickets the
entire time, which was an amazing experience for us, and obviously
our clients were exceptionally happy with that as well."
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: www.xirrus.com and follow
us on Twitter: @Xirrus.
Xirrus and XR-Series are trademarks 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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