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Published on August 30th, 2011 | by Alexis Argent

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Xirrus Achieves Superior Wireless Coverage and Capacity Across One Million Square Foot Event Center

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Xirrus, the leader in high-performance wireless access, announced today it has deployed a wireless network across the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The multi-purpose event venue encompasses approximately one million square feet of diverse conference, trade and consumer show space which allows the facility to host some of Canada’s largest and most popular events.

The facility’s considerable size posed a challenge in implementing a wireless network that could provide both coverage and capacity to accommodate growing user density among the thousands of visitors that frequent the centre. After assessing the wireless products on the market, the International Centre found Xirrus to be the only wireless network vendor capable of providing the necessary bandwidth in a timely and cost-effective manner.

“The International Centre has a total of eight separate buildings, seven of which are exhibit space where a large number of trade and consumer shows are held each year. The sheer size of the facility creates challenges in delivering reliable wireless; and as exhibitors, show management, and guests became more dependent on Internet access, it became necessary for us to upgrade our system,” said Anthony Seebaran, Manager of Information Systems and Communications at the International Centre. “We decided to implement the Xirrus wireless solution to deliver ubiquitous access for our visitors while avoiding the cabling costs of a wired network.”

Deployment

Anthony continued by explaining the centre’s decision to deploy Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays, “After careful consideration of other Wi-Fi solutions, we chose to install Xirrus because its Wi-Fi Arrays provide greater range and throughput than competitive access points, allowing us to use less devices. This saved us time and money since we had to do very little rewiring or other infrastructure upgrades in order to implement the Xirrus system. We would definitely recommend Xirrus to any facility that values the ability to provide a reliable and robust wireless network.”

The International Centre is the leading trade and consumer show venue in North America, and one of Canada’s largest privately owned multi-purpose conference facilities. The International Centre boasts 40 years of success hosting trade and consumer shows. Located at 6900 Airport Road, offering complementary parking for 5,000 vehicles and surrounded by more than 10,000 hotel rooms, the International Centre is easily accessible from any point in the Greater Toronto Area, and especially for business travelers who arrive at Pearson International Airport, just minutes away. 

About Xirrus

To organizations who depend on wireless access to transform their business, Xirrus is the wireless network solution provider that provides the world’s most powerful, scalable, and trusted solutions. Through product invention and system design, commitment to customer success, and the industry’s best price performance, Xirrus gives you confidence that your wireless network performs under even the most demanding circumstances. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Xirrus is a privately held company and designs and manufactures its family of products in the USA.

For more information of Xirrus products, please visit our Xirrus Products Page

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