Thousand Oaks, CA, January 21, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Xirrus, Inc., the Wi-Fi "Power-Play" that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and throughput in the industry, announces the deployment of their 802.11abg+n Wi-Fi Arrays at the corporate offices of the Concord Music Group (CMG) located in Beverly Hills, California. CMG choose to install Xirrus 802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays because unlike other Wi-Fi vendors, the Xirrus Wi-Fi Array makes it possible for their staff and clients to access the network and Internet wirelessly with the same user experience as a wired connection.
CMG is one of the largest independent record and music publishing companies in the world and owner of a rich and, in many cases, historically significant catalog of recordings from Jazz to R&B to Classical.
“Our mission, at CMG, is to enrich lives by providing music of timeless appeal in innovative ways, which extends from the artists in our catalogs to our business processes,” said Edward Ginis, VP Information Services and Technology at CMG. “We wanted to install a wireless network to enable flexibility and enhance productivity of our staff and clients, but wanted it to provide the same user experience as our wired network without having to install numerous bug-like access points backhauled to a closet control. Wireless is great, but it shouldn’t require access points and cable drops every few feet.”
“We chose to deploy Xirrus because their 802.11n solution required far less devices, cable pulls, closet space, and power consumption while giving us far more bandwidth and throughout than other vendors,” added Ginis. “Xirrus came when called, installed the products quickly, and guaranteed the signal strength based on their real-world site survey. We now have a Wi-Fi network that can support hundreds of users streaming all types of media.”
"CMG selected Xirrus because our network resulted in a 4-to-1 reduction in access points, cable runs, and switch ports used throughout their company offices while delivering more than enough bandwidth and throughout for their staff and elite clients," said Scott Tomlinson, Regional Manager at Xirrus. "As an example, our 8-radio 802.11n Array delivers 2.4Gbps of Wi-Fi bandwidth compared to a other vendor 802.11n access points which deliver up to 600Mbps—we are far greater and more efficient.”
About Concord Music Group
The Concord Music Group is one of the largest independent record and music publishing companies in the world and owner of a rich and, in many cases, historically significant catalog of recordings. Concord Music Group’s legendary family of labels include Concord Records, Concord Jazz, Fantasy, Stax, Milestone, Riverside, Specialty, Telarc, Peak, Heads Up, Pablo, and Prestige, to name a few. They include titles from some of the most admired and enduring names in music, including Ray Brown, Rosemary Clooney, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Tito Puente, George Shearing and Mel Torme. The group's current roster of world-class artists includes: Karrin Allyson, George Benson, Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, John Fogerty, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sergio Mendes, Jane Monheit, Ozomatli, John Pizarrelli, Poncho Sanchez, Syro Gyra, Curtis Stigers, Angie Stone and Tierney Sutton. For more information on Concord Music Group, please visit www.concordmusicgroup.com.
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Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi “Power-Play”, manufacturers 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 user density 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 www.xirrus.com.
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