Impress Communications Achieves Wired Performance Wirelessly

Leading Printer Chooses Xirrus® 802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays™ to Increase Productivity

Thousand Oaks, CA, November 21, 2008 --( Xirrus, Inc., the Wi-Fi "Power-Play" that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and throughput in the industry, announces the deployment of 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Arrays at Impress Communications' energy efficient printing facility located in Chatsworth, California. Impress upgraded to Xirrus 802.11n to deliver greater bandwidth and throughput needed to wirelessly transfer large art files throughout their state-of-the-art facility.

Founded on the idea of combining the best in print methodology and customer support with the latest technology, Impress has become one of the leading commercial printers in the United States with recent accolades ranging from Environmental Excellence (environmentally conscious manufacturing) to Gold Ink Awards (best printing in North America based on print quality, technical difficulty, and overall visual effectiveness).

“Our success is based on constant innovation and early adoption of technology advancements, so it is critical for us to seek out and deploy the best products available,” said Paul Marino, Executive Director at Impress Communications. “We were disappointed with traditional Wi-Fi access points because of their lack of bandwidth and throughput - transferring large art files wirelessly was impractical.”

“We changed to Xirrus because their Wi-Fi Arrays give us the coverage, bandwidth, and throughput required by our graphic artists with the least amount of product,” continued Paul. “By using Xirrus 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Arrays instead of competitive offerings, we use 4X less switch ports, 4X less cable runs, and will end up managing 4X fewer devices. As an added benefit, we reduced our energy consumption by about 2X over a similar wired Ethernet implementation or other competitive Wi-Fi offerings.”

“Xirrus arrived in the morning and had everything operational by lunch-time,” added Paul. “It's great to have a Wi-Fi network we can rely on. The choice is simple - anyone wanting to replace wired with wireless must include Xirrus in their analysis.”

“Like many organizations, Impress wanted a Wi-Fi network with the same quality of service as their wired network,” said Bruce Miller, Vice President of Product Marketing at Xirrus. “Many Wi-Fi vendors claim to deliver wired replacement products, but they lack the bandwidth, throughput, and user density to do so. Only the Xirrus Wi-Fi Array can effectively replace switching to the desktop due to the power of our unique architecture. For example, at the recent Microsoft PDC2008 conference we set several industry records with our Wi-Fi Array deployment, including the most concurrent users in a single room (2,890), the most concurrent users on a single device (562), and the most Wi-Fi bandwidth in a single room (9.7Gbps) - all with only 12 devices. Now with the introduction of our 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Arrays we can deliver up to 4.8Gbps of bandwidth for hundreds of users on a single device.”

About Impress Communications
Impress Communications, Inc., an FSC-certified printer and integrated visual communications provider, is a privately held firm located in the San Fernando Valley community of Chatsworth, California. The Los Angeles-based company delivers solutions from a 35,000 square foot facility with full service studios and on-staff creatives handling graphic design & brand marketing, new media and digital photography, pre-press, commercial printing on Komori conventional and specialty UV presses, and custom packaging - all under one roof. For more information, visit

Xirrus Press Contact
John Merrill
Phone: +1.805.262.1644

About Xirrus
Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi "Power-Play," manufactures the Wi-Fi Array® architecture that displaces both overlay Wi-Fi offerings and switched Ethernet to the desktop. The Wi-Fi Array integrates 4, 8, 12, 16, or 24 802.11abg+n radios coupled to a high-gain directional antenna system into a single device along with an onboard multi-gigabit switch, Wi-Fi controller, firewall, dedicated Wi-Fi threat sensor, and an embedded spectrum analyzer. The Wi-Fi Array provides more than enough bandwidth, security, and control to replace switched Ethernet to the desktop as the primary network connection. The Xirrus Wi-Fi Array delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, throughput, and support for more users on a per device and per system basis than anything else available on the market today - resulting in a solution that uses 75% fewer devices, cabling, switch ports, power, space, and installation time compared with any other offering.

Xirrus is a privately-held company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. For more information, please visit

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