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Wi-Fi Performance Soars at 50th Annual International Paris Air Show 2013; Xirrus Selected to Support Visitors, Exhibitors and Journalists at World's Largest Airshow Xirrus Demonstrates the Power of Wireless Networking by Providing Access for More Than 300,000 Visitors to the International Air Show

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PARIS -- (Marketwired) -- 07/25/13 -- Xirrus, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced that it was selected by ViParis to provide the wireless network : for the Paris Le Bourget Airport, host of the 50th International Paris Air Show 2013. At the International Paris Air Show, Xirrus provided high-density, high-performance wireless access to support 12,000 simultaneous connections across 80,000 square meters at the show, held in June 2013 in Paris.

Viparis is a key member of the Parisian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and manages 95 percent of the available presentation space in the greater Paris area. The International Paris Air Show is one of the largest events hosted by Viparis; the biennial event attracts 139,273 professional visitors, 176,299 public visitors, and 2,215 exhibitors from 44 countries.

"The International Paris Air Show honors the technological advancements in flight, and lets audiences marvel and appreciate amazing aircrafts," said Christophe Thomas, Operation Director of Viparis. "We always strived to provide to organizer, exhibitors, and attendees of the air show with a superior event experience that meets and exceeds their expectations. With the proliferation of mobile devices, those expectations include a seamless wireless experience : . Xirrus allowed us to meet that expectation."

At the air show, Xirrus successfully installed 135 Wi-Fi access points : .. in less than ten days. Viparis management also implemented the Xirrus Management System (XMS), an application that allows automated discovery and installation of Xirrus Wireless Arrays on the network; real-time wireless-coverage "heat maps;" graphical depiction of wireless device locations and device types; monitoring of wireless network performance, traffic and clients; and comprehensive security monitoring, alerting, and mitigation. The XMS system allows coordinators to remotely intervene at each access point, provides network administrators with network statistics, and reports on unauthorized rogue access points.

Xirrus specifically designed the network for remote, real-time monitoring of electricity consumption of air show exhibitors via Wi-Fi. As a result, organizers benefitted from technology to set or modify tariffs or modified tariffs on demand, and with no need for on-site intervention.

Xirrus also collaborated with Pole Star, the pioneer and leader in geolocation services, to provide guests with an indoor geolocation application. Supported by the wireless network, Pole Star's application allowed air show attendees to enter a booth number and then receive instructions for navigation to their desired booth.

"Our deployments with Viparis Exhibition and Conference Centres demonstrate our leadership in establishing wireless conncectivity for major exhibitors in France," said Sean Larner, vice president, international at Xirrus. "The International Paris Air Show showcases our ability to wirelessly provision the largest and most decentralized events and to provide connectivity and superior wireless performance to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors."

Xirrus has equipped prestigious Paris locations such as the Grand Palais, the Centre George Pompidou (Beaubourg), the Méridien Etoile Hotel, etc. Xirrus' expertise also extends to major exhibition centres such as Paris Nord Villepinte and Paris le Bourget.

About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances, offering consistent "wired-like" performance with superior coverage and security. The Xirrus suite of WI-FI optimized solutions -- Arrays, access points, cloud services, and wired switches -- provide seamless connectivity and unified management across the network. Xirrus provides a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. With tens of thousands of customer solutions deployed globally, Xirrus maintains operations and partnerships across the globe. Xirrus is a privately held company and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information please visit: : and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus : .

Xirrus and XMS 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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