SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2012) - Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless access, today announced that showNets, LLC is using Xirrus Wireless Arrays to deliver high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity during marquee industry events throughout the year, including Dreamforce in San Francisco this week, E3 Expo, and Macworld to name a few. With a projected 70,000+ Dreamforce attendees -- many of whom utilizing multiple wireless devices for high-bandwidth applications and cloud access, showNets has bolstered its wireless infrastructure with Xirrus Arrays to ensure the best user experience for its clients -- no matter the density of devices or bandwidth demands on its network.
With more than 30 years of experience, showNets is the premier provider of high-density Wi-Fi and Internet solutions for conventions, trade shows, and marketing events. To support the most demanding wireless environments fueled by the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) craze, showNets deploys Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays to provide more coverage, bandwidth, and throughput with fewer devices and lower infrastructure costs than legacy access point architectures.
The showNets Dreamforce wireless network leverages 90 Xirrus Arrays to cover five city blocks in downtown San Francisco, including the entire two million square-foot Moscone Center. This marks the third straight year that showNets deployed Xirrus Wireless Arrays to support a seamless roaming experience for attendees -- both indoors and outside.
"When it comes to challenging high-density Wi-Fi environments, Dreamforce ranks near the top; and hence, our reliance on Xirrus to do the 'heavy lifting' across our wireless infrastructure. Last year, we supported nearly 45,000 people over the four-day conference, hitting a peak of 10,700 concurrent Wi-Fi users. We expect to exceed that this week as attendance soars," said Wayne Bishop, chief technology officer, showNets, LLC.
"With a growing expectation that 'wireless is a human right,' Fortune 500 companies must change their Wi-Fi strategy or be left behind," said Shane Buckley, Xirrus CEO. "Salesforce clearly understands what's at stake and has reinforced its commitment to the social enterprise and mobile cloud connectivity by working with showNets to deliver wire-like performance over Xirrus Wireless Arrays at Dreamforce '12 and other high-density events around the United States."
About showNets, LLC
showNets, LLC is the premier provider of high-density Wi-Fi and Internet Service for trade shows, conventions, and marketing events. showNets partners with event producers, facility operators, and exhibitors to deliver fast, reliable and secure custom event networks. They combine 30 years of intelligent network engineering with in-depth knowledge of event production to offer a unique Internet service experience. Contact them at 800-310-4454 or www.showNets.net or www.twitter.com/showNets.
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: http://www.xirrus.com/ and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.
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