Xirrus Equips Messe Munich Trade Fair With New High-Performance Wi-Fi
Xirrus' Array Architecture Enables Massive Cost Savings and Top-Notch
Service, Even for High Densities of Mobile Wireless Clients in Small
MUNICH, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 12/17/13 -- Xirrus(R), the
leading provider of high performance wireless networks, today
announced that Munich trade fair giant, Messe Muenchen has deployed
Xirrus networks throughout the facility. The implementation provides
Wi-Fi in all 16 exhibition halls, all entrances, the ICM Congress
Centre, the Messehaus meeting rooms, both press centers and the
"Atrium" between Halls A and B. Only 183 Xirrus Arrays were needed to
equip the trade fair's expansive grounds (a total of approx. 217,000
sqm: 180,000 sqm halls, 30,000 sqm atrium and 7,000 sqm ICM) with a
scalable network to accommodate high densities of mobile wireless
clients, while maintaining Wi-Fi flexibility. A total of 1,188
integrated access points (APs), with a maximum of eight APs per
Array, were deployed. While conventional installations require a
cable run for every single access point, the only cable runs needed
for this deployment were for the actual Arrays. As a result, Messe
Muenchen reduced installation efforts by 650 percent.
Xirrus Arrays' software configurability enables granular
customization, down to the Wi-Fi radio frequency (2.4 or 5 GHz),
allowing for real-time adaptation to Messe Muenchen's various trade
shows. Radio coverage can be customized according to the layout of an
individual exhibition hall and address any bottleneck issues
resulting from a large group of people in one area. The Xirrus
Management System (XMS), implemented as a virtual appliance in a
VMware environment in both Messe Muenchen data centers, enables
administrators to monitor the network at all times and make any
event-specific adaptations autonomously.
Messe Muenchen is also realizing huge financial benefits from Xirrus'
software configurability -- due to the significant reduction in
operating expenses. Changes can be made quickly without any
complicated physical handling of the access points. Alternative
solutions require physically handling of all 1,188 access points to
make such changes. With the Xirrus solution, the XMS management
system handles the change.
For the planning, implementation and setup of the Xirrus solution at
the fairgrounds, Deutsche Telekom was supported by Value Added
Distributor for network and mobile business solutions, brainworks
computer technology GmbH.
"We host a wide variety of events at Messe Muenchen," explained
Stefan Schuessler, manager of IT infrastructure at Messe Muenchen.
"In addition to the trade shows we organize, conventions play an
important role, too. A number of organizations rent space in the ICM
Congress Centre. Conventions frequently travel around the globe every
year, selecting locations according to detailed criteria catalogs.
They almost always pose detailed questions about the venue's Wi-Fi
"Messe Muenchen is committed to offering excellent trade fair
services," emphasized Dr. Johannes Lorenz, CIO Messe Muenchen, a
strong proponent of the trade fair's Wi-Fi revamp. "These days,
services must also include robust and free Wi-Fi. Fast Internet
access is simply a given, even more so in high-tech venues such as
trade fairs. In this business, being able to exchange information
quickly and easily often seals the deal."
"Our partnership with Messe Muenchen is immensely valuable to us. I
am certain that Xirrus will meet the extreme and varying requirements
of Messe Muenchen for a long time to come," said Shane Buckley, chief
executive officer of Xirrus. "We are ideally positioned to address
the latest industry developments, such as the IEEE 802.11ac standard
for high-speed Wi-Fi. Many network specialists are nervous about
replacing an existing wireless infrastructure, just to do an upgrade.
But thanks to the architecture of our Xirrus Arrays, this is no
longer a problem. All Xirrus Wireless Arrays are compatible to
802.11a/b/g/n. All existing Arrays of the XR-Series are compatible to
802.11ac and to all future protocol versions."
"Our deployment at Messe Muenchen clearly demonstrates the breadth
and strength of Xirrus's capabilities," commented Thomas Weiss, vice
president Xirrus EMEA. "As a World player in their field and as the
venue for iconic events such as bauma, we are naturally delighted to
be working so closely with the Messe Muenchen teams to help keep them
at the forefront of their industry. We also believe this reference
site will significantly support our standing with the most
challenging customers around the world."
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance
wireless networks. Thanks to exceptional reliability, performance,
and a high level of security, Xirrus solutions offer the same
reliability as cable-run networks -- sometimes even superior.
Featuring wireless Arrays, access points, cloud services, and wired
switches, Xirrus' Wi-Fi optimized solution suite enables seamless
connectivity and unified administration via the network. For
companies whose business depends on wireless applications, Xirrus
offers decisive strategic business and IT infrastructure advantages.
Xirrus maintains branch offices and partners around the world. Its
solutions are used by tens of thousands of customers around the
globe. Xirrus is a privately held corporation with headquarters in
Thousand Oaks, California, USA.
For more information, please visit http://www.xirrus.com/de. Or
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